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Veterans Services

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How does Your County Veterans Services Staff Work for You?

Our Veterans Service Representatives are thoroughly trained and accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to represent you. Mendocino County Veterans Services Representatives are not employees of the federal government; they are county employees ready to assist you with any veterans claim. They will assist you in securing the maximum benefits. Your representative works closely with service officers from a veteran’s organization of your choice such as:

  • American Legion
  • California Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Others may qualify, for a full list - please contact the Veterans Affairs Office

We can assist you with:

  • Compensation for service related disabilities.
  • Pension for veterans with non-service connected disabilities.
  • Education benefits and vocational rehabilitation (application and information).
  • Medical treatment at VA Medical Centers (application and information).
  • Home loan benefits (application and information).
  • Government Life Insurance.
  • Burial Benefits.
  • Pension for non-service related deaths.
  • Proceeds of government life insurance.
  • Military Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP).
  • Medical benefits.
  • Educational benefits including the California College Fee Waiver Program.

We can provide information and referral for:

  • Agent Orange programs.
  • Alcoholism and drug treatment programs.
  • State of California Veterans benefits.
  • Veterans home loans.
  • Outpatient medical and dental care.

Visit or contact our local offices:

Mendocino County Veterans Services Office
405 Observatory Avenue
PO Box 839
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4226
(800) 765-9975
Fax: (707) 463-4637

Our office hours in Ukiah are:
Monday through Thursday (excluding County holidays)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Walk-in Clients)
8:00 AM– 5:00 PM (Telephone Inquiries)

Fort Bragg
360 North Harrison Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
(707) 964-5823
Fax: (707) 961-6396

Our office hours in Fort Bragg are:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (excluding County holidays)
8:00 AM– 5:00 PM

189 North Main Street
Willits, CA 95490
(707) 456-3792
Fax: (707) 459-7603

Our office hours in Willits are: By appointment only.

Point Arena and Gualala

On the third Tuesday of every month we do outreach at the Sundstrom Mall in Gualala from 9:00 to 12:00 and the Point Arena Veterans Memorial building from 1:00-4:00.

Phone Numbers

CalVet – (916) 503-8359
VA Direct Deposit/Change of Address – (877) 838-2778
VA Educational Benefits – (888) 442-4551
VA Life Insurance – (800) 669-8477
VA National Pension Center – (877) 294-6380

VA Outpatient Clinics:

Ukiah – (707) 468-7700
Santa Rosa – (707) 569-2300
Clearlake – (707) 995-7200

Transportation Services to SFVA Medical Center:

From Fort Bragg:
Our van leaves from the Avila Center at 5:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
 - requires a reservation, call Marilyn at 1-877-487-2838.

From Ukiah:
Our van leaves from Veterans Services Office at 5:00 am Monday through Friday (depending on driver availability)
 - requires a reservation, call us at 463-4226.

Veteran’s ID Cards

The Mendocino County Veterans Services Office will issue identification cards as proof of service in the United States military. Proof of service is needed to access services, benefits, and receive veteran’s discounts at many local businesses. With the ID, veterans will no longer need to carry a copy of their military discharge papers (DD-214) to show proof of service.

Who is eligible: A person who served in the active military and who was discharged or released under Honorable conditions.
What you will need: A copy of your Discharge Papers (DD-214) and A Photo ID
   Note: If the veteran does not have a copy of their discharge papers, we can order a copy.
Hours for processing ID Cards may vary. Please contact our office to set up an appointment.

Resource Links

The California Veterans Resource Book
The Federal Benefit Book
County of Mendocino Veterans Memorial Building Rules and Regulations

Fact Sheets

Burial and Plot-Interment Allowances
Dependents and Indemnity Compensation
Disability Compensation
Education and Training – Post 9/11 GI Bill: General Information
VA Dental Insurance Program
VA Health Care and the Affordable Care Act
Veterans Group Life Insurance
Veterans Pension

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501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482