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Veterans

Office of Veterans Affairs

NOTICE – May 4, 2020

Douglas County Office of Veteran Affairs is offering the following services by appointment or remote.  Thank you for your patience during this time as we transition to restore full services to the community.

There are four effective ways we can still assist you with your claim:

  1. Call 303-663-6200 and leave a message with your name and phone number and one of our VSO’s will contact you within 24 hours.  They will call between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.
  2. Email us at [email protected] with the full name, address, phone number, and email address of veteran (and the claimant, if other than the veteran, such as the surviving spouse. If you can, send us a copy of the veteran’s DD214 (a .pdf scan is preferred, but good quality, high resolution .jpg is acceptable if we can read the document)
  3. Complete the Veteran’s Claim Inquiry Form and enter the requested information.
  4. Citizens may schedule in-person appointments for critical services that cannot be completed remotely.

 

Free Flu Shots For Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has teamed up with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to allow all veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be able to walk into any of the over 8000 Walgreens nationally and receive a flu shot at no cost.  Veterans simply need to present a Veterans Identification Card and a photo ID, at any participating Walgreens to receive the vaccination. The Group ID is: VAFLU.  To locate a Walgreens store near you, call 800-WALGREENs (800-925-4733), or  visit Walgreens.com

Funds available to serve at-risk Veterans

Emergency assistance is available to veterans struggling with housing (mortgage and rent payments), transportation, employment, healthcare or other emergency needs. To apply for the veterans assistance funds visit Veterans Emergency Assistance Funds or call 303-663-6200.

The Office of Veterans Affairs provides access to benefits, services and military retiree information, including resources, emergency funds and property tax exemptions for veterans and their families. As advocates for veterans, staff provides timely information on services, events, and activities affecting veterans. This includes coordination with the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs and the United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado. The Veterans Affairs staff also assists all veterans in applying for benefits, employment assistance, medical care, transportation and coordination to other services.

The staff consists of volunteers who are military veterans. They are trained by and work in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and have successfully been accredited by the National Associated of County Veterans Service Officers.

The following links are provided for your convenience Arapahoe / Douglas Works, VA Medical Center of Denver, Veterans Crisis Line and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our Mission

Assist county residents who served in the Armed Forces and their dependents to obtain any and all benefits for which they may be eligible.