Veterans Commission – Helpful Links

The City of Milpitas Veterans Commission is providing this information for the benefit of all US Veterans and their eligible family members who live in Milpitas. However, we welcome all members of the public to view our website and invite you to avail yourselves of this information.

We regret that we are not able to list all agencies and organizations that exist to help veterans. There are simply too many and our space is limited. However, most, if not all, of the agencies listed will link to other agencies, sites and resources where you may continue your search for information.

Finally, the City of Milpitas Veterans Commission or its members cannot recommend or endorse any agency or organization, or guarantee the accuracy, correctness, or outcome of any benefit of service by any agency or organization.

Benefits for Aging Veterans

Aid and Attendance for Veterans – Application for Pension

I. Employment/Job Training:

City of Milpitas (Employment Opportunities)

455 East Calaveras Boulevard

Milpitas, CA 95035

USAJOBS

US Office of Personnel Management website for federal jobs.

California State Personnel Board

Official website for California State jobs.

California Employment Development Department (EDD)

Job search resources/listings.

Work 2 Future (One Stop Career Centers)

(1) 1290 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 Phone: (408) 794-1100

(2) 2450 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008 Phone: (408) 369-3606

(3) 17666 Crest Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 Phone: No phone listed

(4) 7800 Arroyo Circle, Gilroy, CA 95020 Phone: (408) 573-5611

(5) 39155 Liberty Street B200, Fremont, CA 94538 Phone: (510) 794-3669

(6) 39399 Cherry Street, Newark, CA 94560 Phone: (510) 742-2323

NOVA (North Valley Job Training Consortium)

505 West Olive Avenue # 550

Sunnyvale, CA 94080 Phone: (408) 730-7232

Vet Jobs/Veteran Eagle

info@vetjobs.com

California Veteran Business

Veteran Owned Business in California

California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)

Veteran Business Outreach Center

II. Assistance and Benefits:

A. Federal Government Agencies:

1. United States Department of Veterans Affiars

The primary federal agency for all veteran affairs. It has three major divisions: Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefit Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration.

2. Veterans Health Administration

Health care and medical treatment.

3. Veterans Benefit Administration

Examines and adjudicates all VA compensation, pension, GI Bill, education & training, death & burial, and other benefit claims.

4. VA National Cemetery Administration

Maintains and administers most National Cemeteries, applications for burial and internment, etc.

5. San Jose Vet Center

Assistance for qualified combat veterans.

278 North 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: (408) 993-0729

Maintains and administers most National Cemeteries, applications for burial and internment, etc.

6. TRICARE

Department of Defense medical information and services for eligible military retirees and their families.

B. State of California

California Department of Veterans Affairs provides certain benefits for veterans residing in California. Can also represent veterans with their claims before the US Veterans Benefit Administration.

California Department of Veterans Affairs, Headquarters
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 94612-5209

Phone: (800) 952-5626

Veterans Services Field Office, Oakland
1301 Clay Street, Room 1130N
Oakland, CA 95814

Phone: (510) 286-0627

C. County of Santa Clara Veterans Service Office

Assists veterans and their families with applications and claims for VA benefits.

Office of Veterans Services
68 North Winchester Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: (408) 553-6000

D. County of Alameda Veterans Service Office – Fremont Office

Assists veterans and their families with applications and claims for VA benefits.

Veterans Services
39155 Liberty Street Suite F620
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 577-1942

E. Non-Government Organizations

A directory of veteran service organizations can be found here.

This directory lists many organizations, such as the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and others. Local chapters of these organizations can be found by clicking on “County Veterans Organizations” on the Santa Clara County Veteran Service Office website.

In addition, several of these organizations maintain offices in the Oakland Federal Building that are staffed by veteran service officers and representatives to help with claims applications and to provide advice on VA benefits.

Veterans Services Field Office, Oakland
1301 Clay Street, Room 1130N
Oakland, CA 95814

Phone: (510) 286-0627

III. Additional References:

1. Military.com

Site for service members and others with an interest in current news, services, and benefits of interest to members of the armed services, retirees, and families.

2. Milpitas Library

The Milpitas Library also has several books on veterans’ benefits and services. These are located in the 362.86 section of the library. Ask the library staff for further assistance.

160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

Phone: (408) 262-1171