Provide guidance, support, and legislative coordination to the divisions of the Colorado National Guard, Civil Air Patrol, and Veterans Affairs enabling the divisions to assist Colorado’s Veteran Community; and to provide ready forces at home or abroad, protecting the citizens and property of Colorado and the United States of America. The Division of the Veterans Affairs consists of State Veterans Service Officers and the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado.
Who we are
We are one of the four major operational divisions of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs . The Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs (CVA) is a state agency mandated by state statue. We offer advocacy to Colorado Veterans, family members and survivors in securing benefits they may be entitled to through their military service by providing the highest level of customer care and service with our specially trained service officers.
We assist throughout the claims process with the Veterans Administration (VA) for state and federal benefits. We are not the Federal VA but rather the State Department working directly with and for Veterans and eligible dependents.
CVA serves as a central source of information on veterans benefits, rights and issues. We accomplish this by directing, training and assisting the county veterans service officers (CVSO) who comprise the local veterans assistance agencies in each of Colorado’s Counties. The CVSOs are there to assist you with your claim. We strongly recommend regular contact with your CVSO throughout the claims process.
We recommend when you have questions you make an appointment with your CVSO who will provide you with answers and any needed assistance. Further, CVA assists claimants in their appeals to decisions they believe to be erroneous by serving as their advocate and attorney-in-fact to obtain federal and/or state veterans benefits before the Board of Veteran Affairs.
To assist Veterans, their dependents, and their survivors obtain State and Federal benefits to which they are qualified for.
24 Hour Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 Press 1
COLORADO VETERANS HOMES
COLORADO VETERANS CEMETERIES
COLORADO Division of Veterans Affairs
1355 South Colorado Blvd.
Building C, Room 113
Denver, Colorado 80222
Colorado County Veteran Service Offices
The American Legion Department of Colorado
7465 E 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80230
American Legion Department of Colorado Service Officer
Lorn Dean Casey
155 Van Gordon St
Lakewood, Co 80228