Santa Rosa, CA – June 18, 2019 – American
veterans with disabilities and their surviving spouses can get in-depth
information about government benefits at free monthly seminars held at the
Sonoma County Veterans Service Office (VSO), 3725 Westwind Blvd., 1st
Floor, Santa Rosa.
(707) 565-5960, to register for the seminars, held on the following Wednesdays:
- Veterans Non-Service Related
Disability Pension Seminar,1st Wednesday of the month from 2 – 4 p.m.
A needs-based benefit for wartime veterans age 65 or older with limited or no
income, who have a permanent and total non-service-connected disability.
- Veterans 100% Service-Related
Disability Seminar,2nd Wednesday of the month from 2 – 4 p.m.
New benefit for veterans rated at 100%, permanent and total disability, or with
individual unemployability due to a service-related disability.
- Surviving Spouse Pension Seminar, 3rd Wednesday
of the month from 2 – 4 p.m.
Also called a Death Pension, this is a tax-free monetary benefit, payable to
low-income, un-remarried, surviving spouses of a deceased wartime veteran.
To meet in-person with VSO staff about veterans
benefits, visit our Santa Rosa
office during drop-in hours, Monday-Thursday, between 8-11 a.m. and 1-3:30
p.m., or, starting July 9, visit our Petaluma office by appointment on Tuesdays
or Thursdays. The main Veterans Service Office is at 3725 Westwind Blvd., 1st
Floor, Santa Rosa. The second office, the Human Services South County Center,
is at 5350 Old Redwood Highway North, Suite 100, Petaluma
If you have just a question or two, call us during
business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (707) 565-5960.
The Sonoma County Veterans
Service Office (www.scvets.org) helps U.S.
veterans and their families apply for federal, state and local government
benefits available due to their military service. These
benefits may include medical care, funds for education, housing and benefits
for a deceased veteran’s family.
The VSO is part of the Sonoma County Human Services
Department Adult and Aging Division, which Division offers a variety
of services and programs for older adults, people with disabilities, veterans,
their families and caregivers. Learn more at sonomacounty.ca.gov/Human-Services/Adult-and-Aging-Division/
or call (707) 565-5900.