Veterans Services / Benefits
The Department of Military & Veterans Affairs Veteran Service Officers counsel veterans, their dependents and survivors regarding federal and state benefits such as compensation, pension, education, medical, home loans, burial, etc. Provides referrals for veterans concerning alcohol/drug abuse and post-traumatic stress disorders. Grants state college tuition and fee waivers to qualifying veterans’ dependents. Assists with application for special vehicle veterans’ license plates. The Department also administers Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, a 10-story building with meeting rooms, auditorium, gymnasium, and banquet facilities available to the public.
Disability compensation is a monthly benefit paid to veterans for any injury, condition, or illness that started during or was aggravated (beyond natural progression) by active service in the military.
There are several education programs veterans can use for a wide variety of approved education and training programs administered by the USDVA. The programs include: apprenticeship and on-the-job training, college degree and certificate programs, flight training, and correspondence courses.
To be connected to healthcare benefits, contact a Veteran Service Officer at one of the following locations:
West LA VA – Medical Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd., Bldg. 500,
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Hours: Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday 9 am – 4 pm
Phone: (310) 478-3711 Ext. 40047
Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care: Walk-In
16111 Plummer Street,
Bldg. 22, Room 218,
Sepulveda, CA 91343
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7am – 3pm
Phone: (818) 891-7711 Ext. 36174
Fax: (818) 895-9493
Long Beach VA Medical Center
5901 E. 7th Street,
Bldg. 8, Room 102,
Long Beach, CA 90822
Hours: By appointment only,
Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm
Phone: (562) 826-8000 Ext. 24657
Fax: (562) 826-5284
Burial benefits may include the following: gravesites for casket or cremation remains, headstones or markers, opening and closing of the graves, and continued perpetual care. Burial of eligible veterans and dependents is at no cost when interred at a national cemetery.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monthly monetary benefit payable to eligible survivors of military service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of veterans whose death resulted from service-related injury.