The Marin County Veterans Service Office helps veterans, their spouses and children obtain all types of veterans benefits.
- Wartime veterans who have no service connected disabilities but who are unable to work may be eligible for a pension.
- All veterans may be eligible for free hospital care at any VA medical facility, a guaranteed loan for the purchase of a home, and veteran's preference in employment. Drug and alcohol treatment programs are available.
- Veterans honorably discharged within the last ten years may be eligible for payment while attending school.
- Children of veterans who have a service-connected disability may be able to attend a State of California college or university without payment of tuition.
- Spouses and children of deceased veterans whose death was service connected are eligible for monthly payment, tax exemption and a college education. Spouses and children of deceased wartime veterans, who have a very limited income, may be eligible for death pension. Life insurance and a burial allowance are payable in some cases.
- There are no time limits for filing most claims.
- Many veterans are unaware of the services and benefits to which they are entitled.
- Our goal is is to make sure Marin County veterans are made aware of their entitlements and receive assistance in obtaining services and benefits.
Links to Online Benefit Guides
Veterans License Plates
CALVET license plates are available online. Personalize your license plate with your service logo of choice. All proceeds from the sale of veterans plates are used to expand veteran services
Are you a homeless Veteran?
The VA has founded a National Call Center for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, that provides free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) or Chat Live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF) Veterans:
Have you recently returned from military service? Now is the time to take advantage of the benefits VA offers OEF/OIF Veterans.
Here are just a few of the programs VA offers:
- Going Back to School — VA pays benefits to eligible Veterans, reservists and active duty service members to support your continuing education goals, including for on-the-job training, apprenticeships and non-college degree programs. Learn about the Post 9/11 GI Bill today.
- Finding a Job — You've served your country, now you are ready for a new challenge. What do you want to do next? Get help finding and securing a job,browse career opportunities, or learn more about working at the VA.
- 5 Years of Cost Free Health Care — OEF/OIF combat Veterans can receive cost free medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater for five years after the date of their discharge or release. Enroll in VA health care today!
- 180 Day Dental Benefit — OEF/OIF combat Veterans may be eligible for one-time dental care — but you must apply with 180 days of your separation date from active duty.
- Find Family Support at Vet Centers — If you have served in ANY combat zone, local Vet Centers can help you and your family with readjustment counseling and outreach services — for free.
Suicide Prevention and Community Counseling
If you need help, or know someone who does, call 415-499-1100. This is Marin County’s only 24/7 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline.
In-person/telephone Grief Counseling 415-499-1195.
Veterans Crisis Line
Put the Veterans Crisis Line in your phone. 1-800-273-8255, txt 838255 or chat online.