The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) works to serve California veterans and their families. With nearly 2 million veterans living in the State, CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service. CalVet strives to serve veterans and their families with dignity and compassion and to help them achieve their highest quality of life.


Serve California’s veterans and their families.


Be the state’s leading advocate and resource so veterans can achieve the highest quality of life.


Increase the accessibility and utilization of benefits and services through advocacy and education.

Provide the highest quality of CalVet-sponsored care and services to veterans and their families.

Make CalVet an employer of choice by investing in the development of our employees.

Provide premier long-term care with fiscal efficiencies.

24 Hour Veterans Crisis Line  800-273-8255 Press 1


DVBE Advisory Council

Business License, Tax and Fee Waiver

Employment Services

State Employment

Unemployment Benefits

Apprenticeship & On-The-Job Training Programs

Business License, Tax and Fee Waiver

Tool-Kit For Approved Apprenticeship On-The-Job Training

Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program


CA Community Colleges

California State University

College Fee Waiver

Non-Resident College Fee Waiver

Troops to College

University of California

State Approving Agency

Yellow Ribbon Program

Post-9/11 GI Bill

Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve

California Veteran Reintegration Program

Reserve Educational Assistance Program

Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program

California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program

California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education


Returning Service Members (OIF/OEF/OND

Substance Abuse Disorders

Covered California

Healthcare Transportation

Mental Health Services

Food Assistance

California Area Indian Health Services

Homeless Veteran Outreach Support Program


Women Veterans

Women's Health

Women Veterans Outreach


Veterans Justice Outreach

Justice for Vets

Stateside Legal Help

Veterans Treatment Court

Incarcerated Veterans

Legal Assistance

Minority Veterans

Fishing and Hunting Licenses

Housing Resources

License Plate Logos for Cars and Trucks

License Plate Logos for Motorcycles

License Plates

Property Tax Exemptions

Returning Service Members (OIF/OEF/OND

State Parks and Recreation Pass

Financial Assistance

Affordable Housing

California Veteran Population by Ethnicity

California Veterans News & Events

Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program

Vet Residential Enriched Neighborhood Communities

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans

Veteran Designation on California Driver License and ID Card


California Veterans Home at Barstow

California Veterans Home at Chula Vista

California Veterans Home at Fresno

California Veterans Home at Lancaster

California Veterans Home at Redding

California Veterans Home at Ventura

California Veterans Home at West Los Angeles

California Veterans Home at Yountville


Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery at the former Fort Ord Army Base

Northern California Veterans Cemetery

California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery


California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


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American Legion Department of California
1601 7th St
Sanger, CA 93657


American Legion Department of California Service Officer

Marc Jenkins
11000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #5201
Los Angeles, California 90024

310-479-4641 Fax

E-mail the Service Officer