is proud to be home to more than 89,000 veterans. As this vital segment of our population continues to increase, Sacramento County Veterans Services
encourages veterans to take advantage of the available benefits and resources that are in place to not only assist veterans, but family members and dependents as well.
Benefits range from disability compensation (due to injuries/illness resulting from service-related activities) to VA Pension, which is monthly financial assistance to low-income wartime Veterans, over the age of 65 and/or ‘totally disabled.’ Surviving spouses may receive benefits.
Sacramento County also participates in a statewide program
that assists Veterans with applying for the “Veteran” designation on their California driver license and identification cards. The new California driver license “Veteran” designation provides official verification for businesses to easily confirm Veteran status for discounts and special considerations.
“The California Veteran Driver License and ID Card is just one of the ways that the state as well as Sacramento County honors Veterans for their services to our country. There are a number of benefits that our veterans are missing out on and I encourage all veterans in the county, as well as their surviving spouses, to come in to the County Veterans Service Office to find out what they are eligible for,” says Hannah Williamson, Veterans Service Officer.
To obtain a DMV-required application for the Veteran Driver License and ID Card please bring in an original or certified copy of your military discharge papers (DD-214). If you don’t have this, the County Veterans Services Office can help you obtain one free of charge.
Veterans Services Office
2007 19th St., Sacramento, CA
8 a.m. – 4p.m., Monday - Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Fridays