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"I am proud to support those who served our country in the military. The contributions they make to our lives cannot be overstated. My son Michael joined the service shortly after 9/11, and caring for our men and women in uniform is a deep personal priority. Please be in touch for assistance with veterans issues and to share your comments and concerns." - Congressman Jerry McNerney

Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA)

The VA has many resources available online. You can find phone numbers and local offices for the VA.

Califiornia's Department of Veteran Affairs also has many resources online, and you can contact the agency here.


​The GI Bill is a vital resource for millions of veterans to attend higher education courses. 


Veterans may be eligible for medical benefits and drug benefits through the VA. You can also learn about survivor benefits.

Financial Resources

There are certain home loans, life insurance programs, and vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits that veterans may be eligible for. 

Suicide Prevention

It is deeply saddening that suicide rates have risen among veterans and active duty service men and women. If you or some one you know needs immediate medical assistance, please call 911. There is also a Veterans Crisis Line available at (800) 273-8255.

Additional Information and Resources

Veterans and active servicemembers can speedily access and apply for benefits online at

Military records can now be requested online. 

You can apply for a medal, award, or decoration that was earned by an active service member.

If you need assistance accessing your military or veteran benefits, please contact Congressman McNerney's office at (209) 476-8552.