Veterans Resources


Sierra County Veterans Services Office supports veterans and their families with local support. We provide veterans with advocacy and assistance with various county, state, and federal veteran programs. It is our hope that every veteran in Sierra County receives the benefits and services that are entitled to by law.

Services Provided

Sierra County Veterans Services work as advocates for veterans and their families. We provide support, education, and assistance with:

• Compensation and disability
• VA Pension
• Education Benefits
• Character of Discharge upgrade
• Enrollment in VA Healthcare System

Along with advocating for veterans and their families, we also provide educational and assistance with other possible veteran's benefits.

• VA Home Loans
• Burial Benefits
• Employment Referrals
• Medications
• Reduced Hunting and Fishing license
• State Park Pass
• College Fee Waiver or dependents
• And much more

VA Disability and Compensation

A monthly benefit paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans for an injury, condition, or illness that started during or was aggravated (beyond natural progression) by active service in the military.

• This benefit is tax-free
• Reserve and National Guard service members may qualify

VA Pension

Provides monthly payments to wartime Veterans who meet a certain age and disability requirements, and who have income and net worth limits.

• There is no time limit to apply for VA Pension

Education Benefits

There are multiple state and federal education programs that veterans and their dependents may qualify for.

• Post 9/11 GI Bill
• Montgomery GI Bill
• Dependent college tuition fee waiver
• The California National Guard Education
• Assistance Award Program (CNGEAAP)
• Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

VA Healthcare

The Veterans Health Administration is the nation's largest integrated healthcare system. This system includes hospitals, nursing homes, domiciliary, readjustment centers, and various other facilities.

Basic Eligibility

• Service in the active military, naval, or air service and discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
• Reservists and National Guard members may also qualify for VA healthcare benefits.

Reno VA Medical Center

Provides physical care, mental health services, women's health care, sexual trauma support, and alcohol and drug treatment to enrolled veterans.