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.



Disability Compensation is a monthly tax-free benefit paid to Veterans who are at least 10% disabled because of injuries or diseases that were incurred in or aggravated during active duty, active duty for training, or inactive duty training. A disability can apply to physical conditions, such as a chronic knee condition, as well as a mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The benefit amount is graduated according to the degree of the Veteran's disability on a scale from 10 percent to 100 percent (in increments of 10 percent). Compensation may also be paid for disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service.

VA Compensation 


Veterans and family members may qualify for a several burial benefits. These include: headstone or marker, presidential certificate, burial flag, honor guards, and National and State Cemeteries.

CalVET Home Loans 

In-Home Care

Home health care or In-home care is delivered by a community-based home health agency that has a contract with VA. The program is for Veterans who need skilled services, case management, and help with activities of daily living. Examples include help with bathing, dressing, fixing meals or medication management. The services of a Homemaker or Home Health Aide can help Veterans remain living in their own home and can serve Veterans of any age. A Homemaker or Home Health Aide can be used as a part of an alternative to nursing home care, and as a way to get Respite Care at home for Veterans and their family caregiver.


Veterans and family members may qualify for a several burial benefits. These include: headstone or marker, presidential certificate, burial flag, honor guards, and National and State Cemeteries.

Burial Benefits

Non-Service Connected Disability (NSC)

Non Service Connected Disability Pension is a benefit paid to wartime veterans with limited income who are no longer able to work.

NSC Pension

Non-VA Care/Billing

While many Veterans qualify for enrollment and cost-free health care services based on a compensable service-connected condition or other qualifying factors, certain Veterans will be asked to complete a financial assessment to determine their eligibility for cost-free medical services, medications and travel benefits. Non-VA Care is medical care provided to eligible Veterans outside of the VA when VA facilities are not available. All VA medical centers can use this program when needed. The use of the Non-VA Care program is governed by federal laws containing eligibility criteria and other policies specifying when and why it can be used. A pre-authorization for treatment in the community is required for Non-VA Care, unless the medical event is an emergency. Emergency events may be reimbursed on behalf of the Veteran in certain cases.

Non VA Care/ Billing

Palliative Care

VA Palliative Care Palliative Care offers comfort measures that focus on relief of suffering and control of symptoms so that you can carry out day-to-day activities, and do what is most important to you – like visiting your grandchildren in another state. Palliative Care focuses on improving your quality of life-in your body, mind and spirit. It can be combined with your treatment and Palliative Care can be started at any time, and may be provided throughout the course of the illness.

Palliative Care

Medicare & Mental Health Benefits

Medicare covers mental health care services to help people with conditions like depression, anxiety, and alcohol use. For most mental health services like counseling or psychotherapy, you pay 20% of the Medicare approved amount after the Part B deductible is met.

Medicare & Mental Health


VA Priority Groups

The VA Healthcare system determines eligibility for each veteran, but certain veterans with service-connected disabilities are entitled to priority care. When a veteran enrolls in the VA Healthcare system, the VA assigns veterans to a priority group, numbered 1 through 8. The lower the number of a priority group, the higher priority the veteran gets in receiving care. This priority takes the form of earlier appointments, priority in the timing of noncritical care, placement in local programs, and care in a local facility when the availability of care is limited.

VA Priority Groups 

Long Term Care

The VHA offers many long term care services to Veterans enrolled in its health care system. Find out about our programs, get tools, or learn how to stay healthy as you age.

Long Term Care

Hospice Care

VA Hospice Care Hospice Care is comfort care provided to you and your family if you have a terminal condition, with less than 6 months to live, and are no longer seeking treatment other than palliative care. Hospice Care can be provided at home, in an outpatient clinic or in an inpatient setting.

Long-Term Care 


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Health Care Providers

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San Mateo County Veteran Services Office
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