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2022 Veterans Recognition Awardees 


2022 Veterans Recognition VSO Staff

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2022 Veterans Recognition Color Guard


2022 Veterans Recognition WWII Al Adreveno


2022 Veterans Recognition WWII Vick Bertoldo


2022 Veterans Recognition Awardees and Commission

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CVSO Technicians

Veterans Day

Veterans Day 2021



2022 Veterans Recognition Rosie


Veterans Day Redwood City 2022


Veterans Day 2022 Redwood City 


Veterans Day 2022 


City College of San Francisco 


Genentech Veterans Event

Key Note Speaker Thomas Cooper (Left)

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San Mateo CVSO

Established in 1946, the County of San Mateo Veterans Services Office (CVSO) helps veterans access State and Federal benefits that they and their family are entitled to. CVSO staff are accredited by the California Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans in the claims process. The CVSO also provides information and referrals to a wide range of services including housing, employment, and training. The CVSO does not charge any fees for any services and our services are available to all veterans and their family members. 

Am I a Veteran? 

Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as such: 

Veteran means a person who served in the active military, naval, air, or space service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.

(1) For compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation the term veteran includes a person who died in active service and whose death was not due to willful misconduct.

(2) For death pension the term veteran includes a person who died in active service under conditions which preclude payment of service-connected death benefits, provided such person had completed at least 2 years honorable military, naval, air, or space service, as certified by the Secretary concerned. (See §§ 3.3(b)(3)(i) and 3.3(b)(4)(i))

(Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501)

(e) Veteran of any war means any veteran who served in the active military, naval, air, or space service during a period of war as set forth in § 3.2.

Title 38 Full Text 

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