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The U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs website is the main source of online information for veteran’s and their families and contains information to help link veterans and their families to federal, state and local resources.
Information on healthcare, vocational rehabilitation and employment, burial services for veterans and their families are among the many resources located on this site under the Veteran’s Services tab near the top of the page. Information about doing business with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs is also provided under the Business tab near the top of the page.
Statistical information for population, expenditures, and utilization (which benefits veterans are using) are available by clicking on the About VA tab near the top of the page.
A useful resource is the A-Z Topic Finder located within the Veteran Services Tab, under Health & Well-Being. Although much of this information is health related, this section also links to non-health related topics such as Incarcerated Vets Re-Entry Guides (listed under the letter “I”), and the Center for Women’s Veterans (listed under the letter “C”).
The link listed above is a direct link to the Benefits section of the website. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a listing of the benefits available.
The Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP) website allows you to create an account so that you may apply for benefits online. The site gives you the option of registering for a Basic or Premium account. You can read about the benefits of each account on the website.
On this site you will find a benefits overview, links for employment, education, and homeless resources by clicking on the Vet Services tab and/or the Resources tab near the top of the page. Statistical information about California veterans is also provided in this section and is listed under Veterans Demographics.