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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 also advocating for you with government agencies. Need your military records? We can help with that too. 

We’re open for appointments!
Our office at 2 Gough Street is now open for appointments and limited walk-ins. Call (415) 934-4200 or email SFCVSO@sfgov.org for information or to schedule an appointment.         

Meet with us face-to-face online: 
We're available for an initial CVSO consult and to help with a claim or fee waivers for college and the DMV. Schedule a meeting.

Benefits alert:
We urge you to apply for the benefits listed below as soon as possible. If eligible, you'll receive benefits retroactively. 

    Veteran's benefits


    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