What is the County Veterans Service Office (CVSO)?
The Contra Costa Veteran Services Office provides assistance to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of America, their dependents and survivors, and the general public, in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD), California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA), and other programs for veterans and their families.
Our staff provides respectful advocacy and representation to the veterans community regarding earned entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefits and services for veterans.
We offer the following services:
- Comprehensive benefit counseling
- Claim development, preparation & submission
- Case Management
- Initiate appeals when appropriate
- Networking with federal, state and local agencies
- Public speaking & media relations
Information and referral for the following:
- Crisis Intervention
- Public assistance & homeless services
- Social Security
- And numerous miscellaneous issues
Main Office Branch Office
Contra Costa County Contra Costa County
Veterans Service Office Veterans Service Office
10 Douglas Drive # 100 100-37th St., Rm: 1033
Martinez, CA. 94553 Richmond, CA. 94805
(925) 313-1481 (510) 374-3241
(925) 313-1490 (fax) (510)374-7955 (fax)
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Official site of veterans information containing information regarding benefits, burials and memorials, jobs, public affairs, home loans, data and more.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Official site of veterans of foreign wars
Disabled American Veterans
Official information site for disabled veterans
Veterans Express is a leading advocate organization who specialized in helping veterans and their families navigate through the complex application process to receive Veterans administration benefits to help pay for long term elder care services. Many U.S. Veterans don't know about their benefit programs or how they can qualify. Senior Helpers and Veterans Express can help.
For more information go to: www.veterans-express.com.
Veterans Day – Honoring All Who Served
November 11 is Veterans Day, the national holiday dedicated to honoring all who have served in America’s armed forces. For information on national and regional observances, National Veterans Awareness Week, the history of the holiday, resources for students and teachers or to download the 2008 Veterans Day poster, please visit www.va.gov/vetsday.
Disabled California Veterans Network in Vallejo
Opportunity, free education and business training with an experienced network of executives are being offered to disabled veterans in Vallejo and surrounding communities.
The statewide non-profit Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Alliance (www.cadvbe.org <http://www.cadvbe.org> ) assists California veterans interested in creating a business and participating in contract opportunity for State, Federal and private industry contracts. State agencies seek certified dvbe-owned companies to supply goods and services with a mandated goal of purchasing at least 3% from veterans. This amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars in State agency contracting alone with other Federal, utility, special district, schools and private company contracts also available to dvbe-owned companies.
With eight statewide chapters, the DVBE Alliance has more than 1200 disabled veteran businesses ready, willing and able to work as contractors featured on its website, www.cadvbe.org <http://www.cadvbe.org> . Any prime can easily locate a certified dvbe firm by keyword search.
The first Vallejo Chapter meeting has been widely anticipated and will take place at the California Maritime Academy on Wednesday, January 12, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the Ward Room. Call DVBE Alliance Executive Director, Rich Dryden at 916-446-3510 for more information.
The new chapter is urging anyone with Armed Forces service to come join with Alliance Executives and other veterans to learn more about the opportunity available, especially in the current economy, at this initial meeting. The Vallejo Chapter will then meet regularly to assist veterans with speakers, business training and mentoring the second Wednesday of each month in the Academy Ward Room, 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590.
Media contact: Rick Reed 916-704-0080