Veterans Outreach

In an effort to assist veterans and their dependents in receiving state and federal veterans benefits that they may be eligible for, our office will make home visits. These home visits are designed for those that cannot travel to our office. We can assist with the appropriate paperwork and file a claim for benefits. We also work with family members who are trying to assist a veteran or dependent in obtaining benefits. We can also assist with transportation arrangements to the Veterans Administration hospital in Fresno. We coordinate with KART, who provides transportation to and from the hospital several times a week.

Our office also does speaking engagements. We can come to your facility and speak about both state and federal veteran’s benefits. We will speak to community service organizations, NAS Lemoore commands, groups of veterans, or any group that has an interest in veteran’s benefits. Our talks normally last about 30 minutes but can be tailored to fit your needs. We can also be available to answer questions about specific veteran’s issues. To inquire about a home visit, or to setup a speaking engagement, please contact our office.

The Kings County Veterans Service Office issues Veteran ID cards to honorably discharged veterans. Contact Joe Wright if you would like to receive periodic veteran’s information by email.

There are many state and federal benefits and programs available to veterans and their dependents. To find out if you are eligible for any of these benefits, visit or call our office. We can and will assist you in completing all required application forms. You can get information on the Web from the Kings County Veterans Service Office webpage at www.countyofkings.com.

Joe Wright, retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer, is the Veterans Service Officer for Kings County. Send your questions to the Veterans Service Office, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230; call 852-2669; or e-mail [email protected]

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