8955 Department of Veterans Affairs
6995 - VETERANS CLAIMS AND RIGHTS
The Veteran Services Division provides service and assistance to California's veterans, dependents, and survivors. Programs administered consist of: Veterans Dependents Educational Assistance Program, County Veterans Service Office Program, Veterans Outreach Program, Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program, Veterans Claims and Appeals Representation, State Veteran Cemeteries, United States Department of Veterans Affairs Joint Claims Initiative, California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education, Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program, Veterans Mental Health Program including Veteran Justice Outreach and Incarcerated Veterans, Homeless Veterans Outreach Program, and the Veterans License Plate Program. California, with approximately 1.8 million veterans, represents 8.3 percent of the nation's total veteran population.