Imperial County Veterans Service Office
Our Primary Mission
The Imperial County Veterans Service Office is charged with ensuring that all Imperial County veterans, their spouses and dependents receive their benefits earned for having served their country—and receive them in a respectful, courteous and professional manner.
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Our Secondary Mission
Our office has also taken on the responsibility to be a leading resource for veterans who are seeking employment. We will provide veterans with information related to employment and training opportunities as well as veteran specific job-seeker resources.
The Imperial County Veteran Services Office is one of 55 offices in California mandated by State Legislature to assist veterans in establishing eligibility for veteran, spouse and dependent benefits and assisting with filing related claims. Mr. Roberto Avila serves as the Veteran Services Officer (VSO); and, Ms. Lorena Lacar serves as the Veteran Services Representative (VSR).
This office is not a Federal Veterans Affairs office. However, the VSO and VSR staff members are certified by the California Department of Veteran Affairs Office (CDVA), National Association of Veteran Services Officers (NACVSO), American Legion (AL), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and related veteran organizations to assist and represent veterans, spouses and dependents with all benefits and claims.
We can assist veterans and family members with the preparation, completion and submission of documents and forms required to prove eligibility for the following:
- Medical Benefits – initial and renewals
- Compensation for Service-Related Disabilities
- Employment and Job Search Resources
- Service Member Life Insurance
- Educational Benefits
- California College Fee Waiver
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Home Loan Certificate
- Military Survivor Benefits Plan
- Burial Benefits
If you have any questions related to veterans’ benefits and eligibility, feel free to stop by our offices located at 217 South 10th Street, El Centro, CA, 92243 during our office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. or contact us at (442) 265-3200.