Seyarto's Bill to Connect Veterans with Their Benefits Signed Into Law

I am proud to announce that the Governor has signed my legislation to create a more streamlined way for Veterans to connect with CalVet and increase their access to information about available services and benefits.

AB 1633 creates a pathway for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems to share the contact information of student Veterans using GI benefits, with the student’s permission, with the California Veterans Administration (CalVet).
 
One of the primary reasons Veterans struggle when coming back to our communities is simply the lack of connection to many of the resources offered. Unfortunately, CalVet does not have accurate, up-to-date information sources and relies on Veterans themselves showing up and asking for help. This bill will connect Veterans with CalVet through their use of education benefits.

Every connection made helps a Veteran and their family.
 
According to CalVet, historically the largest demand for benefits and services for Veterans occurs immediately after discharge. Higher Education serves as a first step for many, and currently 61% of Veterans choose a public college or university. By choosing to opt-in to share their personal contact information with CalVet, Veterans will then be able to take advantage of many programs including employment assistance, housing assistance, and even home loans as they establish themselves in their new civilian lives.
 
Before being signed into law, AB 1633 passed through both the Senate and Assembly with no opposition and bipartisan support.

It is my privilege to work together with my colleagues in Sacramento to accomplish some of our goals and deliver results.
 
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve you.