For Unemployment Insurance (UI) call: 1-800-300-5616

Employment Development Department (EDD) 124 North Irwin Street, Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 585- 3542 At EDD a Veteran can register in CalJOBS, fax resumes to employers, access Internet Job Services sites, receive referrals to education and training, and inquire about workshops. Case Management (see glossary) is available according to need. Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER) and Disabled Veteran Outreach Representative (DVOP) can assist eligible Veterans in their search for employment and services offered throughout the county. Veterans can also receive information about qualification and eligibility for the Chapter 31 Program (Disabled Veteran Program). Web site: www.edd.cahwnet.gov.

Kings One Stop Job Center 124 North Irwin Street, Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 585-3532 At the center a Veteran will be referred to service providers located throughout the county. Currently there are three agencies located at the One-Stop and they provide a wide array of services. There is a resource room with Twelve computers, fax machines, copiers, and telephone which are available for the Veteran to use for their job search activities. There are two Vet Reps to help you; ask to speak to Gary Wood (LVER) at (559) 585-3553 or Frank Reed (DVOP) at (559) 585-3552.

Kings County Veteran Service Officer, Ron Dicken 1400 West Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230. (559) 582-3211x 2669 The County Veteran Service Officer, Ron Dicken, can help Veterans with information on Veterans' Rights, and obtain applications for Veteran's Programs. Be sure to take a copy of your DD-214. If you need a copy of your DD-214, click on the star at the right.  

Department of Rehabilitation 124 North Irwin Street, Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 735-3838 for an appointment. The Department of Rehabilitation serves anyone with a physical, mental, or emotional problem that interferes with a person's ability to secure and hold a job. You may qualify for job training and placement, help with transportation, vocational and personal counseling and more. Web site: http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov

Kings Community Action Organization 1222 West Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 582-4386 The Organization provides housing, clothing, counseling, food and other help for the homeless.

Central California Health Care Systems 2615 East Clinton Avenue Fresno, CA 93703 (559) 225-6100 The Fresno VAMC is a full service medical center. Service Connected Disabled Veterans, Veterans with no income who need medical attention, and Veterans with insurance, who want to be treated at the VAMC, are all welcome at the hospital. In the hospital you'll find Veteran Service Officers who can provide Veterans with "Powers of Attorney" for filing for disability, and assistance with benefits. Also located there, are AM Vets, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). American Legion representatives.

Department of Motor Vehicle 701 West Hanford-Armona Road ,Hanford, CA 93230. 1-800-777-0133 Web site: www.dmv.ca.gov/dmv.htm

Social Security Administration 400 East 6th Street, Hanford, CA 93230. (559) 582-3767 . Information about Disability benefits, replacement Social Security cards, and retirement benefits can be obtained through this office. Web site: www.ssa.gov/top10.html

United States Post Office 517 North Irwin Street, Hanford, CA 93230 (800) 275-8777.

Veterans Affairs (Benefit Information and Claims Assistance) 1-800 827-1000 Web Site: http://www.va.gov/ Veterans Education Benefits (GI Bill) 1-800 442-4551 Web Site: www.vetswork.org/education.htm

Welfare Service 1400 West Lacey Blvd, Hanford, CA 93230 Applications for Food Stamps, Medi-Cal and General Relief are accepted at this office. Additional information can be received by calling (559) 582-3241.

West Hills Community College 1200 West Cinnamon Drive, Hanford, CA 93230 Both evening and day classes in a variety of fields that will lead to either a certificate of completion or an Associates Degree. Veteran's representatives are available to help with benefits and class selection. Web Site: http://www.westhillscollege.com/index.htm

College of The Sequoias 12586 13th Road Armona, CA 93202 Both evening and day classes in a variety of fields that will lead to either a certificate of completion or an Associate Degree. Veteran Representatives are available to help with benefits and class selection. Web Site: http://www.cos.cc.ca.us/

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