Veterans Services

To protect the community and slow the spread of COVID-19, Veterans Services is currently requiring the wearing of masks while waiting in our lobby area.  We are scheduling in person appointments and we continue to encourage the use of our Virtual VSO or  telephone services when scheduling appointments.   

Nevada County Veterans Services Office

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) promotes the interest and welfare of veterans, dependents, and their survivors by enhancing their quality of life through counseling, education, benefits assistance, and advocacy. 

We connect Veterans to their benefits by assisting in their interactions with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and hope to make the process easier when applying for benefits like Health Care, Compensation and Pension.  

  1. "Veteran" Designation on Driver's License and ID Card

    Since November 2015, the Nevada County VSO has helped the Veterans of this county complete paperwork to receive their state issued "Veteran" identification card, a convenient designation that grants Vets access to a wide range of benefits to which they Read on...
  2. Posted on: June 21, 2019 County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

    When a family member who was a veteran passes away in Nevada County, Nevada County Veterans Services is here to help. We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. In order to prepare, we can assist you so you do not Read on...
  3. Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

    The State of California offers special benefits for its military service members and Veterans, including the Distinguished Veteran Pass, a no-fee lifetime pass that entitles users to the use of all basic facilities, including day use, boating and camping, Read on...
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Claims Assistance

Claims Assistance

The Veterans Service Office provides assistance with any claim filed through it to the VA.

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Online Veterans Benefits

Check compensation and pension status, access payment history, loan eligibility application.

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Health & Dental Care

Most veterans must be enrolled to receive VA hospital and outpatient care. Veterans may apply for enrollment at any time, and our office will help facilitate those claims.

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Register for Veterans healthcare, access personal health records online.

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College Fee Waiver

The California College Fee Waiver program benefits spouses and children of U.S. veterans.

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Request Military Records / Awards

Request your personnel and / or medical records online.

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Other Benefits

Information on Disabled Veteran Property Tax Waiver Application, State Park Pass Information, and miscellaneous forms.


Transportation Services

The Veterans Service Office provides free transportation to the Reno VA Medical Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and also to specialized medical appointments on a limited basis.

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Nevada County Veterans Service Quarterly Report

Report shows the number of claims submitted to and awarded by the VA during the quarter.


Veterans Services Facebook

Connect with us on Facebook to keep up with local veterans events, services and office updates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to Veterans Services frequently asked questions.