Mission Statement

chop2The Rehabilitation program of the Department shall be carried on under the supervision of the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation (VA&R) Commission throughout the entire Department. There shall be a Department Service Officer, who shall be responsible of supervision of the Department’s Service Program. This officer shall act in advisory capacity to the Commission and shall coordinate the work of the staff in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Offices respectively and such other cities as may be designated by the Commission. The officer or designated members of the staff shall be official contacts and representatives of The American Legion, Department of California, with the Veterans Administration at regional offices, and Veterans Administration Hospitals. The duties of the Service Officer and staff shall be generally that of prosecuting claims and protecting the rights and privileges of all veterans, their dependents, and survivors and to handle such other matters as may properly be considered service work. The Service Officer and staff shall cooperate with County Service Officers, the Los Angeles County Service Department and the State of California Department of Veterans Affairs. It shall be the policy of the Commission to encourage Posts and Districts to select qualified and able members to serve as Post and District Officers and to provide assistance to help them carry out their duties.

CALVAR will be the vehicle to fund the VA&R with 100% of the funds going to this division of the Department of California, American Legion.

View the “Services Page” to locate the
American Legion Service Officers for California
who can help you with your Veteran’s Benefit Claims