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Veterans' Information

Veterans should be vigilant against scams directed at them. Some companies use military-sounding names and hire former officers as salespeople to earn trust and lure military personnel into investment and lending scams. Don't be vulnerable to these marketing tactics. Also included on this page is some information on the benefits available to veterans.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

California Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for administering a number of special veterans' programs, benefits, and services for California veterans and their families.

View the 2011 edition of "Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors".


PENSIONS:

Access questions and answers for the Veterans Pension Program.


AVOIDING FRAUD:

Read educational materials from the Department of Business Oversight that help inform service members about financial scams and predatory lending.

The Center on Elder Abuse helps veterans protect themselves from scams by offering information on Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance Benefits, tips for protecting your finances, and guidelines for avoiding possible scams and unwise investments.