VENTURA, Calif. – The County of Ventura Veteran Services Office located at 855 Partridge Drive in Ventura will be relocated to 5740 Ralston Street, Suite 304, in Ventura on Thursday, May 26th.
The office’s fully accredited Veteran Claims Officers provide information, referrals, claims preparation and submission, and follow-up service to ensure that Veterans, their dependents, and survivors receive the benefits to which they are entitled. All services are provided at no charge.
Effective Thursday, residents in the Ventura area seeking assistance with a variety of Veteran benefits – including VA claims and life insurance, a free college tuition program, medical referrals and more – will begin to meet with claims officers by appointment at the new headquarters on 5740 Ralston Street. Residents may also meet with claims officers at field offices located in Oxnard, Santa Paula, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Simi Valley.
Veterans, their dependents and survivors are often unaware of the benefits to which they are entitled, or believe that they must travel to Los Angeles to get assistance with benefits. Others pay for-profit companies to get services that the County provides free of charge.
County Veteran Services Officer and Retired U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Mike Mc Manus, stated, “We’re trained and fully accredited to help Veterans and their families navigate benefit systems and claims processes that can be difficult to understand. Our goal is to ensure that all Veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned, so we encourage local Veterans to meet with us about their circumstances.”
To schedule an appointment at the Veteran Services Office on 5740 Ralston Street, call (805) 477-5155. For more information about services and field office locations and walk-in hours, visit www.vchsa.org/veterans.