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CA VA Disability Compensation

This page will address VA Compensation in California. It will include information on when you can hire a lawyer and how they can help you with your VA disability claim in CA.

I have also included some information on how you can appeal a denial by the Veterans Administration. You also find the address of the regional offices that serve California veterans and I will also include some links to websites for other benefits you may be entitled to specific for veterans and their families in CA.  If you want to speak to a VA Disability Lawyer call me at 1-877-527-5529.

VA Lawyer for CA Disability Claim

The rules for VA compensation for CA veterans are the same as every other state. I explain on this website what is VA compensation and what is VA pension. You should also be able to find other useful information that specifically addresses VA compensation claims and what you must show to be found service-connected for your disabilities. All the information on this website is relevant for veterans applying for VA compensation benefits in California, but on this page I will try and provide some links, phone numbers and information unique to the veterans of this state.

Lawyer for VA Compensation in CA

If you are looking to hire a lawyer for your CA VA compensation claim this paragraph will explain when you can do this and how a VA disability attorney can help you win your benefits at the California regional office or at the Board of Veteran's Appeals. In most cases, if you have received a ratings decision and you want to appeal that decision you can hire a lawyer to help you file your notice of disagreement and help you win your benefits. In all cases, if you received a final BVA decision you can hire a lawyer to help you with your claim. To see the rules on when you can hire a lawyer for your VA compensation claim visit my page on the subject. Most lawyers, including myself charge 20% of past due benefits. This means the attorney only get paid if he is able to get you benefits or increase your present benefits. The 20% only comes from past due benefits owed to the veteran so the lawyer does not get any of your future benefits. So the next question you may have is what will a lawyer for my CA VA disability claim do to help me winmy benefits? A VA compensation lawyer will review your denial, your entire file, all your medical records and research the appropriate laws to your particular case and determine what needs to be done to give you the best chance to win your VA disability claim. This includes the writing of briefs which will outline why the VA's decision was wrong and why you are entitled to benefits under VA law. Attorneys will also often send letters to your doctors to requests records, nexus letters or other opinion evidence depending on the case. There will also determine what other types of evidence are needed to strengthen your case. If veteran'sVA disability case calls for a DRO or BVA hearing in California the lawyer will present your case with you at the hearing. Every case is different and what a lawyer does in your case will depend on the facts of your case and how the lawyer you have hired to help you decides to handle the case. In some cases it might be a matter of trying to find some evidence that is missing from your case. In other cases, it may be a matter of writing a brief that fully explains why you are entitled to the benefits you are seeking. A good VA compensation disability lawyer will know what is required in your particular case, help get the information that is necessary for the case and then put it all together and present it to the VA in a way that will give you the best chance to win your VA disability case in California.

Benefits for California Veterans

Below is a list of benefits available to CA veterans.  For details on any of these programs you should contact the California Department of Veterans Affairs or the number or website associated with the benefit you are interested in.  These benefits are specific to CA veterans and each state has many similar benefits for the veterans of their state and these are in addition to and separate from any Federal VA benefits.

COLLEGE TUITION FEE WAIVERS FOR VETERANS’ DEPENDENTS
NON-RESIDENT COLLEGE FEE WAIVER
DISABLED VETERAN BUSINESS ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITIES
Office of Small Business and DVBE Certification
707 3rd Street, 1st Floor, Room 400
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9052
(916) 375-4940 or (800) 559-5529
VETERANS HOMES OF CALIFORNIA
Veterans Home of California, Yountville (Napa County)
1-800-404-8387
Veterans Home of California, Barstow (San Bernardino County)
1-800-746-0606
Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista (San Diego County)
1-888-857-2146
California Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Home Division
1227 ‘O’ street
Sacramento, CA 95814
1-800-952-5626
MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES WAIVED
Department of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 932345
Sacramento, CA 94232
1-800-777-0133
DISABLED VETERAN LICENSE PLATES
DMV PLACARD
P.O. Box 942869
Sacramento, CA 94269-0001
1-800-777-0133
VETERANS PREFERENCE IN CALIFORNIA CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS
State Personnel Board
Veterans Preference Coordinator
P.O. Box 944201
Sacramento, CA 94244-2010
(916) 653-1502
CALIFORNIA VETERANS CEMETERY
Northern California Veterans Cemetery
P.O. Box 76
11800 Gas Point Road
Igo, CA 96047-0076
(866) 777-4533
VETERANS CLAIMS REPRESENTATION AT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (USDVA) REGIONAL OFFICES
California Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Services Division
1227 ’O’ Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
1-800-952-5626
FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSES
The California Department of Fish and Game
License and Revenue Branch
1740 N. Market Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone (916) 928-5805
EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ASSISTANCE
www.edd.ca.gov
FARM AND HOME LOANS (CALVET)
California Department of Veterans Affairs
Farm and Home Loan Division
1227 ‘O’ Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
1-800-952-5626
STATE PARKS AND RECREATION PASS
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Field Services Division
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001
(916) 653-4272
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/assessors.htm

California VA Regional Offices

Los Angeles Regional Office
Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 800-827-1000

San Diego Regional Office
8810 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 800-827-1000

Oakland Regional Office
12 floor, North Tower of the Oakland Federal Building
1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 800-827-1000

If you are looking for a lawyer to help you with your VA Compensation Disability claim in CA call us we can help at 1-877-527-5529.

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