We provide advocacy to the veteran community regarding entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefit programs.
The County Veterans Services Office is an office established by the Butte County Board of Supervisors to assist veterans, their dependents and survivors, and the general public in obtaining benefits from federal, state, and local agencies administering programs for veterans.
We are a county agency and not the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Filing your claim through the Butte County Veterans Service Office will greatly improve your chances for a successful, well-documented, claim to the Department of Veterans' Affairs. County Veteran Service Officers and Representatives are certified, skilled professionals trained in developing veterans' claims for benefits by reviewing and applying relevant legislation, current law, protocols and important medical evidence.
Services & Programs
- Comprehensive benefit counseling
- Claim Preparation, submission and tracking
- Requesting discharge documents (DD214)
- California College Tuition Fee Waiver
- Information and referral for:
- Public Assistance
- VA Medical Care
- Butte County Veteran ID Card Program
We can assist you with the following:
- Compensation (disability) claims
- Pensions (Veterans Administration)
- Pensions (Non-Service Connected Pension Description and Orientation Instructions) (PDF)
- Dependency Indemnity Compensation
- Aid and Attendance
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Home loans (VA)
- Home loans (CalVet)
- Education benefits (GI Bill)
- Life Insurance
- Requests for military records and decorations
- Discharge upgrade and records corrections
- Burial benefits
- List of Resources for Veterans with Phone Numbers and Links (PDF)
- Any questions you may have concerning your benefits as a veteran or veteran's dependent
- Problems with alcohol or drugs
- Group therapy and peer support
- Assisted Living
It is important to have documentation and vital information available for your VA claims. The following is a simple checklist for gathering appropriate documents for your claim:
- Discharge papers (DD214)
- Marriage certificates
- Divorce decrees
- Birth certificates for dependents
- Social Security documents
- Death certificates
2nd Chance Canine Companions
The Butte County Veteran Service Office assists the Butte County Sheriff's Office and Northwest ASPCA with the Sheriff's "2nd Chance Canine Companions For Veterans Program." The 2nd Chance Canine Companions for Veterans Program is a dog rescue and rehabilitation program designed to improve the lives of those in custody, who will train and care for the canines, and for the Veterans who will later adopt the dogs. Dogs are specifically picked from the animal shelter to be trained under the guidance of a certified dog handler/trainer for a 10 plus week program to then be given to veterans as companion animals.
If you are a veteran and would like to apply to adopt a free companion dog, please contact the Butte County Veteran Service Office.