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Veterans Service Office

We Help You Claim Your Benefits

Thank you for your service to our country.

To support you and your family, the Sonoma County Veterans Service Office (VSO) can help you understand the benefits available to you.

We assist you with applications for Federal Veterans Administration (VA), State and local benefits.

These programs may include medical care, funds for education and benefits for your family.

Free Regional Parks Parking Nov. 7-11 for Veterans and Active Duty Military

In honor of Veterans Day, military members, veterans and their families will receive free parking at all Sonoma County Regional Parks on the holiday and the preceding weekend. Active duty military, veterans and their families can visit county-managed parks and trails with a special pass that waives the $7 day-use parking fee from Saturday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 11. See details at Free Holiday Parking information.

Limited VSO In-Person Hours

Due to the current coronavirus emergency, the Veterans Service Office is open for limited hours and services only:

  • Tuesday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

Instead of visiting the VSO

Avoiding in-person visits to an HSD office lowers your risk of getting ill through contact with others. Instead, veterans and their families can get the services they need by phone, email or online.

Contact our Veteran Service Specialists:

  • Phone (707) 565-5960, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Press 8 to leave voicemail.
  • Email vso@schsd.org. Please allow two business days for a response.

Or contact the following to get claims or medical questions answered:

Who Is Eligible?

  • All U.S. veterans
  • All spouses, dependent children and relatives of veterans

How to Claim Benefits

The first step is to meet with us in-person to learn about all the benefits available to you and your family. 

Visit our Santa Rosa office during drop-in hours, Monday-Thursday, between 8-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. (no appointment needed).

    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.

    Visitors to Santa Rosa enjoy coffee, water and pastries donated by the Vietnam Veterans of America Redwood Empire Chapter 223. We thank the chapter for its generosity! 

    Learn about Benefits at Monthly Seminars

    Learn in-depth information about three types of benefit programs for veterans and their spouses. Give us a call to register for these free seminars, held in Santa Rosa once a month on the following Wednesdays:

    Veterans Pension Seminar
    1st Wednesday of the month from 2 – 4 p.m.
    A needs-based benefit for wartime veterans with limited or no income, who are age 65 or older and have a permanent and total non-service-connected disability.

    Veterans 100% 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.

    VSO Office Closures

    Please note that the VSO will be closed on the following days, in addition to regular County holidays:

    • May 14, 2020
    • August 13, 2020
    • November 12, 2020
    • February 11, 2021

    Contact Information

    Veterans Service Office
    Human Services Department
    Business Hours
    Monday – Friday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Santa Rosa Office
    Drop-In Hours
    Monday-Thursday
    8-11 AM, 1-3:30 PM

    HSD South County Center
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 
    By appointment

    Contact us by Phone
    Addresses
    Address
    3725 Westwind Boulevard
    First Floor
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    38.510185, -122.796579

    Human Services South County Center

    5350 Old Redwood Highway North

    Suite 100

    Petaluma, CA 94954

    Connect with the VSO

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    Drop in Monday-Thursday or call with a question: (707) 565-5960