Santa Cruz Veterans Affairs Department

Find Santa Cruz California veterans affairs departments, or service organizations. Veterans affairs departments like the VA (Veterans Affairs), VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), Amvets, and vet centers provide information and help with benefits, charities, insurance, disability, medical care, education, programs and compensation for veterans of the US Armed Forces.


Santa Cruz County Veterans Office 842 Front Street Santa Cruz CA 95060 831-458-7110


Veteran Of Foreign Wars Post 7263 2259 7th Avenue Santa Cruz CA 95062 831-475-9804

About Veterans Affairs Departments & Services

Santa Cruz Veteran Service Organizations provide support for veterans of the US Armed Forces through a number of government agencies and nonprofit organizations at the Federal, California State, and local Santa Cruz, CA level. Veteran Services can include assistance with veteran benefits, support for veterans with disabilities, and access to insurance, medical care, and education benefits. At the Federal level, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides Veteran Services in Santa Cruz.

You may contact Veterans Services for questions about:
  • Santa Cruz military and veterans' benefits
  • Veterans Affairs Offices and Vet Centers
  • Santa Cruz VA Hospitals and health benefits
  • VA Burial services
  • Santa Cruz VFW and AMVETS posts
Santa Cruz VA Benefits

Santa Cruz VA Depts provides a number of services for America's veterans, including a range of veterans' benefits, medical care, and burial services. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides education and vocational benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill, pension services, and life insurance. It also issues disability compensation to veterans in Santa Cruz, California who have service-connected disabilities. In addition, the VBA offers counseling services, runs a housing program for veterans, Santa Cruz home loan programs, and offers life insurance to service members, veterans and their dependents who are unable to get insurance from private companies.

Veterans Health Administration in Santa Cruz County, California

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides medical services and health care to veterans, including through Santa Cruz County VA-run medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing home care units. The VHA also provides assistance to homeless veterans and care for veterans with disabilities in Santa Cruz. Burial services for veterans are offered through the VA's National Cemetery Administration, which maintains national cemeteries for the burial of veterans and their family members.

VA Vet Centers

At the local Santa Cruz level, the VA runs Vet Centers that provide a range of services to veterans, including employment assistance, counseling services, and assistance gaining access to VA benefits. These services are available to Santa Cruz veterans, service members, and their families. Vet Center counseling services include readjustment counseling, bereavement counseling, and military sexual trauma counseling.

Santa Cruz VFW & AMVET Posts

In addition to the VA, a number of private organizations provide Veteran Services in Santa Cruz. The Santa Cruz Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts (VFW) provides assistance with accessing VA services, offers grants to support veterans, and advocates for policies that help veterans. Santa Cruz AMVETS Posts, or American Veterans, is an organization that advocates for veterans and provides services for veterans of the US Armed Forces.