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County Veterans Service Office (CVSO)

CVSO helps you get the federal veteran's benefits you are entitled to. We do this by managing your entire claim process and advocating for you with government agencies. Need your military records? We can help with that too. 

Apply for the benefits below soon. If eligible, you'll receive benefits retroactively.


Please email the required documents to SFCVSO@sfgov.org or fax to (415) 355-2468.

Note: If you are a student that does not have a Statement of Non-Filing from the IRS or State Franchise Tax Board, submit form VSD-022 with the fee waiver request. Applicants will be notified by mail if their fee waiver has been approved. 

Compensation and insurance

  • Burial benefits
  • Dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors
  • Disability Compensation fact sheet
  • Health care enrollment
  • Military Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP)
  • Re-open compensation claim for increase or re-evaluation
  • Service-disabled life Insurance and waiver of premiums
  • Service-related injuries or disabilities
  • Proceeds of government life insurance

Money and debt management

  • Debt Management
  • Employment and job search resources
  • Home Loans
  • Small Business Administration programs
  • Public assistance


  • Pension fact sheet
  • Pension for wartime veterans with non-service-connected disabilities
  • Survivors’ pension (for war-time only)


  • Discharge upgrade and correction of military records
  • DMV Veteran License Verification
  • Military records and decorations


Veterans In The Know

What's a VSO and why do I need one? What's a Fully Developed Claim? Is it the best option for me?