Monday - Thursday. 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm
The Santa Cruz County Veterans Service Office (VSO) will actively pursue the rights
of veterans and dependents of the United States Armed Forces to receive the
benefits they have earned.
We will work collaboratively with the following nationally chartered veterans organizations:
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Other organizations to assure that veterans and their dependents receive the entitlements for their military service.
A VSO, along with state, county, and other local Veteran service representatives are trained to help you understand and apply for any VA benefits you may be entitled to including:
- Pension (Non Service Connected)
- Aid & Attendance
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Home Loans
- Life Insurance
- Health Care
- Burial Benefits
- And More...
Additionally, your VSO can help you gather any evidence needed and submit a Fully Developed Claim on your behalf. VSOs provide their services free-of-charge.
In addition to assisting Veterans and their families with VA claims, VSOs also sponsor a range of Veteran-centric programs such as providing transportation to and from VA medical center appointments, funds and volunteers for disaster relief, and grants.
VSOs also lobby Congress on behalf of issues facing Veterans and help support requests for resources needed by VA to better serve Veterans, their families, and survivors.