Veteran’s Assistance Programs

The Veterans Crisis line

1 800-273-8255 press 1 to talk to someone NOW or text 838255 to get help Now

The main Veterans Administration Website:

Veterans Employment Center is for job seekers and employers both.

VA Pension for low income veterans eligibility requirements

Pension benefits are needs-based and your “countable” family income must fall below the yearly limit set by law. Veterans must have at least 90 days of active duty, including one day during a wartime period. If the active duty occurred after September 7, 1980, you must have served at least 24 months or the full period that you were called up (with some exceptions). You must also be:

  • Age 65 or older with limited or no income, OR
  • Totally and permanently disabled, OR
  • A patient in a nursing home receiving skilled nursing care, OR
  • Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance, OR
  • Receiving Supplemental Security Income

The Veteran must have met the service requirements above for surviving spouses and children applying for the Survivors Pension.

Aid and Attendance is a financial benefit available in addition to the Pension. It has similar requirements to the pension for age, service at least one day during wartime period, etc.

Local Veterans Groups are the BEST resource for finding out and applying for benefits

Placer County Veterans Service Organizations – American Legion
Post Meeting Location Telephone
Richard W. Townsend Post 84 Auburn (530)889-8574
John A. Stacker Post 775 Loomis (916)798-8586
James E. Fowler Post 264 Lincoln (916)409-6750
Warren McKeon 587 Foresthill (530)367-3391
Colfax Post 192 Colfax (530)512-5153
Rocklin Post 620 Rocklin (916)765-1719
Alyn W. Butler Post Roseville (916)797-0169
Post 362 Folsom (916)985-7911
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post Meeting Location Telephone
VFW Post 2003 Colfax  
VFW Post 3010 Lincoln (916)300-5394
VFW Post 904 Rocklin (530)885-5304
VFW Post 1487 Roseville (916)783-7267
VFWPost 6158 Fair Oaks (916)966-1663
Fleet Reserve Auburn (530)885-9056
Marine Corps League
Bulldog Detachment 1247

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