MILITARY-VETERAN SUPPORT

    Welcome to the 2-1-1 Orange County Veterans Portal, and thank you for your service. 2-1-1 Orange County has partnered together with the Orange County Veterans Collaborative, Orange County's Veterans Service Office and CalVet to improve access to post-military resources in Orange County. Navigating the systems of services can be overwhelming. We are here to help. To browse resources available to support former military individuals and their families during the transition from the military to civilian life, click on a category below. Or to connect with a veteran liason, click the button below.

     

    As you explore the tools and resources here, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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    Helpful Veteran Videos

    View the video below to hear other veteran stories or visit our Veteran Videos Page:

    Out of the Military? Top 3 things to do

    1. File for Unemployment

    2. File Benefits / Disability Claim

    3. Obtain a VA ID Health Card (VHIC)

    Learn more about the top 3 things to do after leaving the military

    Need Help?

    DIAL 2-1-1
    or

    Submit an 
    Online Help Request

    TROUBLE DIALING 2-1-1?
    Dial our toll free number

    888-600-4357

    or use our local number
    949-646-4357

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Can I Find VA Locations?

    Visit the Vets.gov Facility Locator.

    How Do I Obtain A Copy of My Military Service Records (DD 214)?

    Veterans and their family can request their military service records (including DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records and/or Medical Records) online, by fax or by mail through the National Archives Veterans Service Record. DD 214 is also the key to access various military benefits such as VA home loans, the GI Bill, VA health care, etc.

    What Is a Veteran Identification Card (VIC) and How Do I Get One?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a Veterans Identification Card (VIC) for veterans to use at VA medical facilities. The VIC will be issued only to veterans who are eligible for VA medical benefits and only for the purpose of identification and check-in for VA medical appointments. The new card protects personal privacy by not showing Social Security Numbers or dates of birth on the front of the cards.

    How Do I Find VA Forms?

    To find a VA form, you can go to http://www.va.gov/vaforms/.

    How Do I Apply for Veteran Disability Benefits?

    Visit Vets.gov, Apply for Benefits page to see who should apply and all of the steps. Go to eBenefits to apply.   For more information about your benefits click here.

    How Do I Apply for Education Benefits?

    From finding the right school or training program, to career counseling and tuition aid, VA provides Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families with generous educational opportunities and benefits. Visit Vets.gov, Education Benefits page.  Or visit the Vets.gov Apply for Education Benefits page to see all of the steps to apply.

    You can also search our online database of education assistant servicesfor veterans and contact one of the agencies.

    Or call the 211OC helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 2-1-1 or toll-free at 888-600-4357 or Email us and let us know what you're looking for. We can help direct you to a service that can assist you.

    What Education Benefits Are Available By School?

    Use the GI-Bill Comparison Tool to see which benefits are available by school.

    How do I start to receive help from my VA Program?

    After you complete your enrollment for you benefits, contact you local VA health care facility and set an appointment to meet with you doctor.

    How Can I Get Employment Assistance?

    1. Search our online database of employement assistant services for veterans and contact one of the agencies.

    2. Call the 211OC helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 2-1-1 or toll-free at 888-600-4357 or Email us and let us know what you're looking for. We can help direct you to a service that can assist you.

    3. Contact the VA Veterans Employment Center™ which connects Veterans and their families with meaningful employment and career development opportunities.

    How Do I Contact the Veteran's Crisis Line?

    You can contact the Veteran's Crisis Line in the following ways.

    1. Call:  Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

    2. Text: Send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

    3. Chat Online: Visit their website to start an online chat session.

    4. Visit their websiteVeteransCrisisLine.net

    It's All Too Much! How Can I find Someone To Help Me, One-O-One?

    Call the 211OC helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 2-1-1 or toll-free at 888-600-4357 or Email us and let us know what you're looking for. We can connect you with a veteran peer navigator who can help you navigate through all of the agencies, services, paperwork, etc.

    Didn't Find Your Answer?

    Call the 211OC helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing 2-1-1 or toll-free at 888-600-4357 or Email us and let us know what you're looking for. We're here to help.

    Help, and hope, are just three simple numbers away: 2-1-1.

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