Veterans Services @ USC: DVA Benefits

This guide provides contact information for available services at USC for Veterans.

Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits


This page is for anyone searching for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefit, disability and contact information. The user will also find information on the California Department of Veterans Affairs, a state agency, which provides additional benefits to California Veterans.  In addition, there is a link to the Greater Los Angeles Health Care System and a list of phone numbers and locations of ambulatory clinics.


VA - Disability Compensation Process

VA Disability Compensation 

What Is VA Disability Compensation?

Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free.

Who Is Eligible?

You may be eligible for disability compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.

How Much Does VA Pay?

The amount of basic benefit paid ranges, depending on how disabled you are.

Note: You may be paid additional amounts, in certain instances, if:

  • you have very severe disabilities or loss of limb(s)
  • you have a spouse, child(ren), or dependent parent(s)
  • you have a seriously disabled spouse

How Can You Apply?

You can apply by filling out VA Form 21-526, Veterans Application for Compensation and/or Pension. If you have any of the following material, please attach it to your application:

  • Discharge or separation papers (DD214 or equivalent)
  • Dependency records (marriage & children's birth certificates)
  • Medical evidence (doctor & hospital reports)

You can also apply online through our web site at

Veterans Benefits from the California Department of Veterans Affairs

California Department of Veterans Affairs

The CDVA site has information on the following benefits for Veterans:

  • Home Loans
  • VetsHomes
  • VetServices
  • CalVet Board
  • News
  • Jobs
  • Education

Veterans Benefits from the US Department of Veterans Affairs

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Mission Statement

 To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” –         by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Education
  • Compensation and Pension
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Home Loans
  • Survivor's Benefits
  • Life Insurance



Contact the VA 

Benefits:               1-800-827-1000

Education & Training:   1-888-442-4551

Life Insurance:         1-800-669-8477

Special Issues:         1-800-749-8387

Health Care:            1-877-222-VETS (8387)

Headstones/Markers:     1-800-697-6947

VA Insp. General:       1-800-488-8244

TDD:                    1-800-829-4833


VA Greater LA Healthcare System

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Welcome to the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System GLA Website. Our staff is dedicated to working toward one purpose, making your healthcare at this VA the best possible. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

When you use our Healthcare Centers, staff is available to assist you with any concerns. Please do not hesitate to ask a member of your health care team or any other Healthcare Center employee about any concerns that you may have.

The GLA Website will answer many questions you may have. We encourage comments or suggestions. Your input will help us continue to meet our goal of providing quality health care to veterans.

Telephone Care:

For 24 hour, Toll-Free Medical
Advice for Enrolled Veterans

Eligibility or Enrollment Questions

Appointment Information

Directions to Facilities in the Los Angeles Area

Local facilities are located in:


West Los Angeles Healthcare Center

Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center

Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center

Bakersfield Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Santa Barbara Ambulatory Care Center

Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Antelope Valley)

East Los Angeles Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Gardena Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Lynwood Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Oxnard Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Pasadena Community Based Outpatient Clinic (San Gabriel)

San Luis Obispo Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Santa Maria Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Santa Paula Community Based Outpatient Clinic