Who is the VA?
Established on March 15, 1989, the Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for providing Federal benefits to Veterans and their families. The VA is headed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and is the second largest of the 15 Cabinet departments operating nationwide programs for health care financial assistance and burial benefits.
There are many possible benefits available to you and your immediate family members including (qualifications apply for all benenfits):
The VA Regional Office is located at:
155 Van Gordon
Lake Wood, CO 80228
Note: The public contact office is closed Wednesday afternoons beginning May 1, 2013. You must check in no later than 11:30am to be seen. We encourage you to call/contact the County or State Veterans Service Officer handling you case before contacting the Regional Office.
VA LOAN GUARANTEE/HOME LOANS
VA Home loan guaranties are issued to help eligible Servicemembers, Veterans, reservists and certain unmarried surviving spouses obtain homes, condominiums, manufactures homes and to refinance loans.
Eligibility: There are service periods and conditions of service requirements, credit rating, sufficient income, a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE below) and agree to live in the property in order to be approved for a VA home loan.
VA MEDICAL CENTER AND HEALTH CARE
The VA operates the nation's largest integrated health care system with more than 1500 sites of care including hospitals, community clinics, community livingcenters, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling center and various other facilities.
For most Veterans access to the VA health care system begins by applying for enrollment. You will need a copy of your DD214 and the VA form 1010EZ.
Minimum Duty Requirements
Veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980 or entered active duty adter October 16, 1981 must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. This minimum may not aplly to Veterans discharged for hardship, early out or a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
For more information call 1-877-222-8387 Monday-Friday 8am-8pm Eastern Time or contact the Denver VA Medical Center:
1055 Claremont Street
Denver, CO 80220
AGENT ORANGE REGISTRSTION
For Veterans possibly exposed to dioxin or other toxic substances in herbicides used during the Vietnam War between 1962-1975, regarless of length of service; exposure on land in Vietnam or on a ship on the inland waterwayof Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975; service along hte demilitarized zone in Korea between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971; Thiland between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975; or other locations.
You will need a copy of your DD214 and VA form 10-9009. Call 1-800-749-8387 or the VA Medcial Center at 303-399-8020
DEPLETED URANIUM REGISTRATION AND IONIZING RASIATION REGISTRY
Contact the VA Medical Center for an exam and more information.
2012 VA Benefits Booklet
VA Vocational Assistance
This program is for veterans who require assistnace to better facilitate theri own job search.
For more information contact the program manager: Dr. Jeff Scott 720-680-6464.
For more information contact us at 303-284-6077 or contact your County Veteran Service office in your area. The Veterans Administration can be contacted 1-800-827-1000 or VA.gov.