Veterans Service Office
Welcome to the Tehama County Veterans Service Office Website
3/20/2020: DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID19 VIRUS AND TO PROTECT OUR VETERANS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WE WILL BE ASSISTING VETERANS VIA PHONE CALLS, FAXES AND MAIL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE RED BLUFF, CORNING AND LOS MOLINOS LOCATIONS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
We are still working and assisting Veterans, so please call our main office number at (530)529-3664. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay safe and thank you for your service.
Our main office is located at 444 Oak St. Room C in Red Bluff. Our phone number is (530) 529-3664 and our fax number is (530) 529-3659. We are always happy to see you and welcome you to stop by.
In Red Bluff our office is open Monday through Friday from 9-5, closed for lunch from 12-1. Please call to schedule an appointment, or you may walk in if you only need a Tehama County ID card issued. In order to verify that you are a Veteran, please bring your DD214, unless we have it on file.
We have Outreach offices at the following locations:
In Corning: every Tuesday from 9-11 at the Veterans Memorial Hall: 1620 Solano St. Walk-ins are welcome!
In Los Molinos: the first and third Mondays of the month from 9-11 at the Government Center: 7883 Highway 99E. Walk-ins are welcome!
Good to know:
TRAX offers free lifetime bus rides to all Tehama County Veterans! Veterans can obtain a Tehama County ID card at our office, which can be used as their Veteran ID to ride TRAX. Please bring your DD214 to verify that you are a veteran, unless we have it on file.
For Veterans that are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, they can stop by our Red Bluff office on Wednesdays from 9-12 and see Larry Dozier, Case Manager with the Veterans Resource Center (VRC). No appointment is needed. Larry will need to verify Veteran status with a DD214. If Veterans need to request a DD214, that can be done at the Red Bluff office. It can take several weeks or longer to receive the DD214 from the National Personnel Records Center.
If you would like to find out about enrolling in VA healthcare or discuss service-connected illnesses or injuries, please call the Red Bluff office and schedule an appointment.
Feel free to stop by our office anytime to pick up resource information or if you have questions about Veteran's benefits. We have flyers for food giveaways, employment, resume workshop information, transportation to doctors appointments, 24 hour crisis counseling, aid for caregivers and much more.
The CalVet website is a great resource and has links to every aspect of Veterans' benefits. It is also recommended that Veterans create an account on ebenefits.
If you want the "Veteran" designation on your driver's license, call our Red Bluff office to set a time to come in and obtain the VSD-001 form that the DMV requires.
We Pledge To:
Treat our Veterans with courtesy, compassion and respect at all times
- Communicate with our Veterans in an accurate, clear and concise manner
- Provide timely service to our Veterans
- Make our services accessible to our Veterans
- Fully answer any and all questions, concerns and complaints.
Business Supporting Veterans & Veterans Supporting Businesses:
Many Tehama County businesses offer discounts to Veterans with a valid I.D. card. The businesses will display a "Veteran Friendly Business" window decal. The VSO office will issue Tehama County Veteran ID Cards Monday through Friday from 9-12 and 1-4 on a walk-in basis. If you are a business owner and would like to offer discounts to Veterans, fill out the Application for Businesses to Offer Discounts to Veterans and turn it into our office at 444 Oak St. Room C.
Please click on the link on the left called "Veteran Friendly Businesses" for a list of businesses in Tehama County that offer discounts to Veterans.
Can The Veterans Service Office Assist You?
Yes if you are a:
- Veteran, or a Widow of a Veteran
- A child of a deceased or totally disabled Veteran
- Parent who lost a son or daughter in Military Service
And you have a question regarding:
Compensation, Pension, School Benefits for Dependents, College Fee Waivers, Vocational Rehab, Life Insurance, Medical Treatment, California State Veterans Benefits.
Information and Referral:
Outpatient medical and dental treatment
Alcoholism and drug dependence treatment
Veteran Business Opportunities
How Can The Veterans Service Office Help You?
We can provide our Veterans with information and assistance with any claim sent to the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
- Compensation for Service-Connected Disabilities
- Pension for Non-Service Connected Disabilities (This program requires war-time service and the veteran be totally disabled or 65 years of age. There is also an income limit)
- Medical Treatment at a VA Hospital (Application and Information)
- Education Benefits (Application and Information)
- Home Loan (Application for Certificate of Eligibility and Information)
Widows & Dependent Children
- Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
- Pension for Non-Service Connection deaths
- Proceeds from Government Life Insurance policies
- Educational benefits
Proceeds from Government Life Insurance policies
What Is The Veterans Service Office?
It is an office established by the Tehama County Board of Supervisors to assist in obtaining benefits from federal and state agencies administering programs for Veterans and their dependents.
How Does Your Veterans Service Office Function?
Your Veterans Service staff are trained in Veterans Affairs benefits and will assist you with submitting your claim to the VA and will provide follow-up service if needed, to determine that you receive benefits to which you are entitled.
Your Representatives work with accredited organizations such as:
American Legion – CA Department of Veteran Affairs – Disabled American Veterans – Military Order of the PurpleHeart – Veterans of Foreign Wars, and many others who maintain a small staff at each Veterans Affairs Regional office. Your Representatives also work directly with the VA.
VETERANS SERVICES STAFF ARE NOT VA EMPLOYEES.
They are Tehama County employees recognized as trained accredited representatives by the office of General Counsel, VA. The following are links to other Veteran Web Sites:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): www.benefits.va.gov
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD): www.defense.gov
National Archives: www.archives.gov
Military OneSource: www.militaryonesource.mil
Military and Veteran Caregiver Network: https://milvetcaregivernetwork.org/