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PACT ACT – Apply Now

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.

The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

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Culinary Training for U.S. Veterans

Launch your career in culinary with this no skills needed hands-on program that offers the training and practice needed to build the foundation for a successful career.

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CALVET College Fee Waivers

To apply for a College Fee Waiver, please email an accredited MVA Veteran Service Officer at info@mva.lacounty.gov, FAX the following documents to (213) 744-4444 or call (877) 4LA-VETS.

You will need:

  • Most recent College Fee Waiver Application can be found at calvet.ca.gov.
  • Birth Certificate, adoption paperwork, and/or marriage license that proves dependency.
  • VA Award Letter that states the service-connected disability for the veteran which can be obtained by calling the VA at (800) 827-1000.
  • Dependents previous year’s tax return, verification of “Non-Filing Letter” from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or an “Individual Status Letter” from the Franchise Tax Board.
  • If the dependent filed taxes, please bring the previous year’s 1040 tax return. For example, if applying for the academic year 2023-2024, then a copy of their 2022 tax return is required. The tax return MUST be SIGNED and DATED before April 18th or the extended date for the tax deadline.
  • If the dependent did not file taxes, please provide a verification of Non-Filing Letter obtained from the IRS or Franchise Tax Board (see below).
  • If the parent(s) do NOT provide any financial support, then a written statement by the parent(s) must be submitted
  • To receive both the CalVet College Fee Waiver and Chapter 35 (under Plan B), the dependents annual income must be less than $15,225 each year and the veteran must be 100% service-connected, total and permanent.
  • The dependent must be a California resident to qualify. All documents submitted must be legible.

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Patriotic Hall Offices are open from: 8am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
• Wednesday from 8am-8pm•

If you are interested in renting an event space, please contact Jorge Reynoso at jreynoso@mva.lacounty.gov
For veteran information, please call 1-877-4LA-VETS.
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