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Please select from the list of benefits below:

For questions regarding your benefits, please call San Mateo County Veterans Services Office at (650) 802-6598.


EDD (Employment Development Department)

Capitola Career Center (EDD) Address: 2045 40th Avenue Capitola, CA 95010 Phone: (831) 464-6286 Open M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Employment Development Department (EDD), located at the Capitola Career Center, provides job seekers with information, workshops, job fairs, access to technology, and other resources at no cost.


VA Work Study

The VA work-study allowance is available to any person training at ¾ time (9 units) or higher and using any form of the GI Bill including:

Ch. 33 Post 9/11

Ch. 30 MGIB

Ch. 31 Voc-Rehab

Ch.35 DEA

VA Work Study 

Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)

The CWT program provides vocational rehabilitation services to veterans with a wide range of psychosocial concerns with the goal of providing long-term, competitive employment for eligible Veterans.


Veteran Readiness & Employment
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists INC. (VRSI)

Address: 215 Reservation Road Suite R Marina, CA, 93933 Phone: (831) 393-4080 (831) 224-5943 (From VRSI Website) info@vrspecialists.com Meeting: At the Vets Hall during Veteran Services Day Every Wednesday 9AM - NOON VRSI (Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.) provides employment services for homeless veterans and other eligible veterans including vocational counseling and vocational evaluation.



Veteran Owned Small Businesses

Vet Business Enterprise Program Annually, the State of California contracts billions of dollars for goods and services to ensure California's economy stays healthy, strong, and prosperous and promotes business opportunities and participation for all of its citizenry. Small businesses, including veterans, disabled veterans, and disabled veteran business enterprises are instrumental to the good health of the State's economy and a principal source of new jobs in California.

Veteran Entrepreneur Program 

How to Start a Small Business

As a veteran, many of the skills you learned in the military can be especially helpful in running a business. The wide range of hard and soft skills you acquired through service can be transferred with great success to the private sector. Many veterans are doing just that.

Veteran Small Business

Get Hired in Health Care

Making the transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, and finding the next career move even more so. Fortunately, a veteran's skills, experience and disposition, are a natural fit many careers including healthcare. This resource helps veterans match their experience to a healthcare career where they can continue to serve others. The below guide contains helpful information such as: - How to identify healthcare careers that fit your skills, experience and titles - Advice for choosing military-friendly schools - How to take advantage of transition assistance programs (TAPs) - Tips on marketing yourself and highlighting your strengths as a veteran. 

Medical Careers for Veterans 

Federal and State Employment Preferences

Veterans who are disabled, who served active duty during a wartime period, or in a military campaign are entitled to preference in nearly all federal jobs.


USA Jobs 


B2B provides scholarships to veterans who return from defending our country with an opportunity to get integrated back into their community through officiating. Those who have been involved in officiating already have felt the joy of stepping out onto the field or a court. With it, comes a great sense of value that leaves one with a feeling of accomplishment.



Launch a Career in IT 

In our Tech Fundamentals program, you will master the basics of IT with real world application and credentials. This program includes:

  • 16-week instructor-led virtual training
  • Opportunity for a paid internship or a project-based learning experience
  • Opportunity to earn industry-recognized certificationsCompTIA A+ IT Fundamentals+Google IT Support Certificateand an IT Generalist Apprenticeship credential* 
  • Exposure to Microsoft, Cisco, AWS, and other leading technologies 
  • Mentoring from senior-level IT professionals
  • Employment readiness workshops
  • Job placement assistance with access to a wide range of top employers
  • A full range of ongoing social service and personal development support 


Contact Information
San Mateo County Veteran Services Office
550 Quarry Road
San Carlos, CA 94002Get Directions
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone or Virtual Appointments Only *Walks in available for DMV-VSD-001 Forms Only .**Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch**
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
In-Person, Phone or Virtual Appointments *Walks in available for DMV-VSD-001 Forms Only .**Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch**
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phone or Virtual Appointments Only *Walks in available for DMV-VSD-001 Forms Only .**Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch**
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
In-Person, Phone or Virtual Appointments *Walks in available for DMV-VSD-001 Forms Only .**Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch**
Administrative Day/ By Appointment Only
Saturday - Sunday:
Contact Information
Main Line: (650) 802-6598 Email: veteranservices-smc@smcgov.org
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