About Veteran's Services

The Merced County Veteran's Services Office (VSO) assists veterans, their dependents and survivors, and the general public in obtaining benefits from federal, state, and local agencies administering programs for veterans.

  • Service-connected compensation
  • Non-service connected pension, Aid and Attendance
  • Survivor's Benefits
  • Requests for copies of military records, awards, and decorations
  • Educational benefits - College-fee waivers, GI Bill, Chapter 35
  • Employment
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Veterans Homes of California
  • Public assistance for financial, nutritional, and employment needs
  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
  • Prevention and early intervention for mental health problems
  • Alcohol and drug dependency treatment
  • Homeless veterans services and HUD VASH vouchers
  • Small Business Administration
  • Home loans (applications for Certificates of Eligibility)

The Annual Veteran's Day Parade

The Merced County Human Services Agency is also active with the Annual Veteran's Day Parade, held each November 11th in Merced. The parade offers the community an opportunity to honor the men and women that have given so much to protect this country. Learn more information about this year's parade.

Veterans' Benefits

Contact us today to find out more about veterans benefits, you can either call (209) 385-7588 or visit the Veterans Services Office located at 3376 North Highway 59, Suite D, Merced, CA 95348

Veterans Stand-Down 2023

Date & Location

Friday, May 5th, 2023
8:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Merced County Fairgrounds
Bear Creek Plaza
900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Merced, CA 95341


  • Dental
  • Health Screening
  • COVID Vaccinations
  • Showers
  • Haircuts
  • Hamburger Cookout

Representatives On-Site

  • Veterans' Health
  • Merced County Veterans' Services
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • American Legion
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • Job Fair