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County Veterans Service Office (CVSO)

While our office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, we're here to meet your services needs online or by phone. 

Call (415) 934-4200 or email SFCVSO@sfgov.org for information or to schedule a phone interview,

Schedule a face-to-face online meeting with a staff member for an initial CVSO consult, college fee waiver, DMV fee waiver, or filing a claim.

Documents can be submitted using the dropbox outside our service center at 2 Gough Street or by fax (415) 355-2468.

If you are a veteran or a dependent of a veteran, you may be entitled to benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We're here to help you get those benefits by managing your entire claim process. We also serve as your advocate with government agencies and help obtain your military records if needed. 

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

Get benefits: Education  |  Compensation + Insurance  |  Employment + Money Management  |  Pensions  |  Records  |  Resources

     

    Education

    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 + 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
     

    Employment +  Money Management 

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

    ​​​​​​​Pensions

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

    ​​​​​​​Records

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