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Congressman Mike Honda

Representing the 17th District of California & Silicon Valley

Veterans Affairs

How I Can Help(1) Contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on your behalf; (2) Inquire about benefit claims and appeals; (3) Assist active and reserve military with pay and benefit issues; (4) Provide access to resources for families and dependents; (5) Assist in obtaining military records and honors; (6) Assist with cemetery and memorial services.

California is home to over 1.8 million brave veterans. There are over 120,000 veterans in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties. I am honored to represent these men and women in Congress, and am dedicated to helping all of our veterans. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs LogoThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was established to care for America's veterans and their families. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers services that include:

  • Disability benefits
  • Education and training
  • Vocational rehabilitation and employment
  • Home loan guaranty
  • Dependant and survivor benefits
  • Medical treatment
  • Mental health services
  • Life insurance
  • Burial benefits

California Department of Veterans Affairs

California Department of Veterans Affairs LogoThe California Department of Veterans Affairs serves veterans and their families. They are the state's leading advocate and reseource for veterans. The California department does not provide a lot of services directly, which is the responsibility of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The California Department of Veterans Affairs provides information about:

  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Loans
  • And more.

Santa Clara County Office of Veterans Services

The Office of Veterans Services was established in 1944 to assist veterans, military personnel and their families. They are able to assist in obtaining federal, state and local benefits. They are located at:

68 N. Winchester Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 553-6000

Health Care Resources

Veterans Health Administration

The Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care system in the United States. Their network of health care facilities provides comprehensive care to more than 8 million veterans every year. Visit the Veterans Health Administration website for information on:

  • Health benefits
  • Health provider locations
  • Wellness programs
  • And more.

Local Health Care 

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System has ten health care facilities throughout the Bay Area. These facilities provide our veterans with some of the world's finest medical care. The closest locations to the 17th district are:

San Jose Clinic
80 Great Oaks Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95119
(408) 363-3000
M-F 8am to 4:30pm
Fremont Clinic
39199 Liberty Street
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 791-4036
M-F 8am to 4:30pm


Visit the National Personnel Records Center for obtaining military records and replacing lost medals or awards.




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