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If you would like to join our membership and you are a Viet Nam Veteran meeting the qualifications (primarily being present and former members of the Armed Forces of the United States, who served during the Vietnam conflict and are eligible for the Vietnam Service Medal...there are exceptions you can ask about), then here is how you can become a member:

Download the Membership Application and Directory Data Form below. Fill them out and email them to the Membership Director or VNVDV President

OR

Mail your completed applications, along with a copy of your DD-214, directly to our Membership Director at:
VNVDV – P.O. Box 2079
Danville, CA 94526

If you have further questions about membership, please leave "your contact information" on our organization's message phone at 925.837.6238. If you have interest in finding out more about the VNVDV's activities, you possibly want to attend a monthly general membership meeting, or you want to inquire about our current activities – information is always available by calling 925.837.6238. We will return your call!

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Viet Nam War, our lifetime dues are $50.

The forms below may be downloaded by clicking on them:

Membership Application

Directory Data Form

DD214 Authorization Form

Veterans Benefits

NEW!

22 Oct 2017 NEW VA Northern CA Health Care System Emergency/Urgent Care Guide info...

9/7/2017 VA Unveils Claims Submission Option That Promises to Complete Claims within 30 Days...see news release

8/13/2017 CALVET CONNECT is a new blog site to check onCALVET information.

6/30/2017 IU Has been Saved! The proposal to stop IU payments to those who reached Social Security age has been termed "dead" by VA Secretary Shulkin...see message and flier mentioned in message

2/16/2017 DOD to open online exchange shopping to veterans - see article

1/13/2017 DoD Announces New Outreach Efforts to Veterans Regarding Discharges and Military Records -see pdf

10/25/2016 Veterans Can Now Schedule Optometry and Audiology Appointments - see pdf

5/24/2016 Veterans need to visit their County Veterans Service Officer for information and benefit applications. For Contra Costa Veterans and VNVDV members - see pdf

4/21/2016 Nearly 1,000 California Veterans Expected to Benefit from $116 Million in Second Round of Proposition 41 Grants pdf

9/2015 Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
2014 Edition pdf

3/25/2015 Requirement of Standardized Claim, Appeal Forms Simplifies Application Process for Veterans pdf

11/2014 Open Letter to Veterans regarding the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 pdf

7/2014 New Regulations Automate Burial Payments for Veterans' Survivors more...

9/2014 VA changes process and forms for claims and appeals more...

11/2014 Vet Center Services Now Available in Antioch more...

11/2013 The VA is introducing a 3 year pilot program offering dental insurance to Veterans enrolled in VA Healthcare (see fact sheets below). This information is just being publicly released, and although the details are vague, the best opportunity to stay informed of developing details is on the VA's website: http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vadip/
VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) Fact Sheet pdf
VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) FAQ pdf
15 Nov 2013 VA Dental Program Update pdf

Veteran Federal Benefit Programs
Your Veteran Resources pdf
2014 Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors pdf

There are federal benefits available for qualified service members, including compensation and pension, health care, vocational rehabilitation & employment, education & training, home loans, life insurance, dependents & survivors, and burial benefits.

Veteran County Benefit Programs

Our County Service Officers have indicated at our monthly meetings – these are benefits that YOU have already earned through your honorable military service.

Take a look at the new Federal Veteran Benefit Handbook – identify areas of interest and then make an appointment with your local Country Service Officer.

In Contra Costa County contact:

Service Officer Nathan Johnson
10 Douglas Drive # 100
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 313-1481
(925) 313-1490 (Fax)

To find out more about each benefit schedule a "Benefit Check-up" with your County Service Officer. VNVDV Members are all welcome to use the CoCoCo Service Office regardless of their home address. VNVDV membership does have its benefits.

20 February 2013 - Fresh from Nathan:

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY PUBLISHES GUIDE FOR VETERANS pdf