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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Veterans Services Officer David West Honored with Employee Veteran Leadership Award

David West

Nevada County Veterans Services Officer David West recently received an Employee Veteran Leadership Award form GI Jobs Magazine. The award honors 27 veterans nationwide who are making a difference in their communities. 

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Nevada County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

NCVSO Partners to Provide Guitar Lessons for Veterans

An acoustic guitar leans against a white wicker chair draped in an American flag

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) is excited to announce a new partnership with Guitars 4 Vets to provide local veterans the opportunity to receive 12 free one-on-one guitar lessons.  Vets who complete the 12-class program will b...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

NCVSO Partners to Provide Guitar Lessons for Veterans

An acoustic guitar leans against a white wicker chair draped in an American flag

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) is excited to announce a new partnership with Guitars 4 Vets to provide local veterans the opportunity to receive 12 free one-on-one guitar lessons.  Vets who complete the 12-class program will b...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Veterans Services Expands Truckee In-Person Hours

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) is proud to announce that they are once again providing regular, in-person services to the veteran community in Eastern Nevada County. NCVSO is expanding these services to weekly to better meet the needs ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 18, 2022

VA Considers Adding Nine Cancers to Presumptive List due to Burn Pit Exposure

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced it intended to add nine rare respiratory cancers related to toxic chemical exposure to its presumptive list of service-connected conditions due to exposure to burn pits. Once confirmed, these resp...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Nevada County Annual “All Veterans Survey”

I started my position as the Nevada County Veterans Services Officer (CVSO) in September of 2018.   When I sat in that empty office on that first day, I swore to myself that I would always advocate for the veterans in this community, bring the le...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Nevada County Veterans Need Hearing Aids? Auburn VA OPC Opens New Audiology Clinic

In the fall of 2020, the VA informed the veterans of Nevada County that our medical provider would change from the Reno VA Medical Center to our current provider at the Mather VA Medical Center.  When this change was made it was promised that thi...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Nevada County Veterans Services and the Madelyn Helling Library Team Up to Impact Veterans

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office (NCVSO) assists veterans with obtaining compensation for injuries, diseases, or health conditions that were a result of service.   When assisting veterans to submit their claims for compensation to the V...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Nevada County is Committed to Reducing Veterans Homelessness to Zero

On July 15, 2021, Nevada County announced that it was participating in Built for Zero, a national initiative of more than 80 communities working together to measurably end homelessness, one population at a time.  We also announced that w...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: July 16, 2021

VA adds presumptive health conditions due to exposure for two generations

On January 1, 2021 the Veterans Administration (VA) added bladder cancer, Parkinsonism or Parkinson’s like symptoms, and Hypothyroidism to the presumptive medical condition list due to Agent Orange exposure while serving in Vietnam.  Ag...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Walk-In Thursday’s are Returning!

The Nevada County Veterans Services Office exists to assist the veterans, spouses, and dependents of this county obtain the benefits and services that they are entitled to.  For the past 16 months, our office has been working remotely and over th...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Veterans Serving Veterans – Volunteers Needed

Before the pandemic, the Nevada County Veterans Services Office (CVSO) coordinated rides for our low-income, aging, and homeless veterans to get to their VA medical appointments.  This service relied on the efforts of local veteran volunteers to ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building to Receive Internet Upgrades

The Nevada County Consolidated Veterans Council (NCCVC) meets monthly and is represented by a member of the local Veterans Services Organizations.  The NCCVC was formed with the intention of building strong collaborative efforts between local vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 19, 2021

The Current Pandemic Continues to Impact VA Claims Processes

For the past year, the world has learned how a small virus can completely alter our daily lives and have a negative impact every business, government organization, and even schools.   We as a veteran community have not been sparred by the negativ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Three New Conditions Have Been Added to the Agent Orange Presumptive List

When the 2021 Defense Spending Bill was passed in December of 2020, the bill included adding three conditions to the VA’s Agent Orange Presumptive List.  Bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism.  This decision will not...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 7, 2020

CalVet Home Loans are Fully Insured

The Nevada County Veteran Service Office has seen an increase of requests for assistance with obtaining fire insurance for their homes.  Usually, we have few options to provide because we cannot influence insurance providers on how to provide the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Nevada County VSO Can Assist with Mental Health

I think that this goes without saying at this point, but 2020 has been an extremely difficult year for many different reasons.  It seemed just as we were collectively thinking, “Well, it can’t possibly get any worse”...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 16, 2019

Nevada County Veterans Service Office helps with hearing loss benefits

Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is one of the most common disabilities among Veterans and members of the armed services. Most people would agree, everything the military does is loud! Hearing protection has not always been used in the past...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Clothing allowance benefits for Veterans with service-related disability or injury

Veterans who have unique clothing needs as a result of a service-related disability or injury may be eligible for a clothing allowance to supplement their disability compensation provided by the Veteran Administration (VA).

The clothing allowance reimburse...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: August 23, 2019

VA Programs help Veterans gain access to benefits quickly after discharge

Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers two programs, including “Benefits Delivery at Discharge” and “Quick Start” to assist Nevada County Veterans receive disability benefits much faster th...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: July 19, 2019

"Veteran" Designation on Driver's License and ID Card

The "Veteran" designation on State ID Card and Driver's License is very popular at the Nevada County Veteran Service Office (VSO).

Since November 2015, the Nevada County VSO has helped the Veterans of this county complete paperwork to receive the...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Benefits to help families when a Veteran passes away

What do you do when a Veteran dies in Nevada County? Who do you contact? What forms will you need? What benefits might you be eligible for to help bury your loved one? What about ongoing pension benefits for widows and children? Don’t go this ro...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Disabled Veterans and their widows may qualify for additional benefits

Veteran’s pension is a cash benefit paid to war-time Veterans who have limited or no income. Veterans 65 and older automatically qualify to receive this benefit. Those under 65 years of age must be permanently and totally disabled.

In addition to...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA disability compensation for Gulf War Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), approximately 250,000 of the 696,000 U.S. servicemen and women in the 1991 Gulf War continue to suffer from chronic, multi-symptom illnesses. Commonly referred ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: February 15, 2019

VA to provide benefits to Veterans exposed to water contaminants

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced it will begin a process that may allow Veterans to receive disability pay if they were sickened by drinking water contaminated at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Nevada County Veterans who may be affecte...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Dependents of Disabled Veterans can get College Tuition Assistance

Many students will be starting or returning to college this fall, and, thanks to the College Tuition Fee Waiver program (CTFW), disabled Veterans in Nevada County can get some assistance in covering the cost of sending their children to college.

The CTFW p...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Posted on: June 21, 2019 County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

When a family member who was a veteran passes away in Nevada County, Nevada County Veterans Services is here to help. We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones. In order to prepare, we can assist you so you do not have to...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Free Access to State Parks for Veterans

The State of California offers special benefits for its military service members and Veterans, including the Distinguished Veteran Pass, a no-fee lifetime pass that entitles users to the use of all basic facilities, including day use, boating and camping,...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: March 15, 2019

VA Disability Compensation for Gulf War Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Institute of Medicine, approximately 250,000 of the 696,000 U.S. servicemen and women in the 1991 Gulf War continue to suffer from chronic, multi-symptom illnesses. Commonly referred to as ...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Veterans may qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits

Many injuries sustained during combat can qualify veterans for disability benefits under the law, especially when it comes to employment. In some cases, however, a veteran's disability is not severe enough to qualify for a 100 percent rating under the Vet...

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Veterans Services
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Gulf and Middle East War Burn Pits Could be this Generation’s Agent Orange

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) estimates that hundreds of
thousands of veterans who served in the Gulf War in the 1990s and most recentlyin the conflicts in the Middle East may have been exposed to a myriad of
airborne chemicals and toxic subs...

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Veterans Services