About new applications to California Dept. of Veterans

POSTED: 5:18 PM Jun 19 2013

The California Dept. of Veterans has been hiring staff and is ready to take the first applications for members at the new facilities.

The assistant administrators for the Veterans Home of California Fresno and Redding and staff will be mailing out applications this week.

Veterans can apply by mailing or hand-delivering applications to 3400 Knighton Road, Redding, CA 96002.

Veterans may also call the admissions office at 530-224-3800 or toll-free at 855-769-5791.

Veterans 55 and older are eligible to apply for admission. The age requirement is waived for disabled or homeless veterans needing long-term care. You must also meet the following requirements:

- Served on active duty in the Armed Forces, for other than training purposes

- Provide proof of military service by submitting a DD 214 or obtaining proof using the Dept. of Defense or the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

- Discharged or released from active duty honorably or under honorable conditions

- California resident at the time of application for admission