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Veterans Affairs

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Thousands of Veterans in Douglas County need your support.
Are you an eligible candidate for the County’s Veterans Affairs Service Officer? Applications due on January 25, 2019.

Do you have a heart for service and the time to serve Veterans in Douglas County?  The Veterans Service Officer is a part-time, 12 to 16 hours per week position, serving the specific hours of Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to Noon. The Officer, appointed to a two-year term by the Board of Douglas County Commissioners, is responsible for a variety of duties in support of the Office of Veterans Affairs, including working with our clients, assisting with the preparation of applications and enrollments for VA benefits and services, and administrative support of office operations. Officers are a resident of Colorado and have served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Services and honorably discharged. For more information, and an application for this position, due Jan. 25, please visit the Douglas County Veterans Service Office web page .

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.  Learn about new 2018 Military and Veteran Colorado Laws.

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.

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