Veterans Service Office

Purpose
The Humboldt County Veterans Service Office assists veterans, their dependents and survivors, and the general public in obtaining benefits from federal, state and local agencies administering programs for veterans. We provide advocacy to the veteran community regarding entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefit programs.
Services
We offer the following services:
  • Comprehensive benefits counseling
  • Claim preparation and submission
  • Claim followup to ensure final decision


  • Appeals assistance when appropriate
  • Networking with federal, state and local agencies
Assistance
We offer assistance with the following:
  • Aid and attendance allowance
  • Benefit verification
  • Burial benefits
  • College tuition fee waiver
  • Compensation (service-related injuries)
  • Death pension for widows of war-era veterans
  • Dependent allowances
  • Discharge recordation and certification
  • Education benefits
  • Home loans


  • Housebound allowance
  • Life insurance
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Pension for war-era veterans
  • Re-opening compensation claim for increase
  • Request for military records and decorations
  • State veterans homes
  • Survivors benefit for service-connected death
  • Vocational rehabilitation
Representatives
Accredited as representatives for:
  • National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO)
  • California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA)
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)