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.

Our Mission

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


Connecting Colorado

USA Jobs

Veteran Employment Services Office

Colorado Workforce

Colorado Government Jobs

Helmets to Hardhats

Military Spouse Employment Program

Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment and Vocational Assistance


State Tuition Assistance

Yellow Ribbon Program

Operation Recognition High School Diplomas

Transfer of Entitlement Option

Tutoring for Children and Career Assistance

Transfer of Entitlement Option

Accelerated payments

Correspondence training

Entrepreneurship training

Flight training

Independent and distance learning

Licensing and certification reimbursement

National testing reimbursement

Tuition Assistance top-up

Tutorial assistance

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Vocational/technical training


Agent Orange & Radiation Exposure



Dental Care

Traumatic Brain Injury

Mental Health

CAPTEL for Veterans

Colorado VA Medical Center

Homeless Veterans Assistances

Gulf War Illnesses

Dependents Education Assistance

Colorado VA Health Care and Community Living Centers


Sexual Assault

Women Veterans

Women Veterans Health Care

Women Veterans of Colorado


Colorado Veterans News and Events

Colorado RTD Train Free

Property Tax Exemptions

Hunting and Fishing License

Parks and Recreation Pass

Columbine Annual Pass

Discounted Camping

Life Insurance

Military Identifier on Driver’s License

Snowball Express

Military Active/Guard/Reserve Retiree Information

Colorado Veterans Legal Assistance

Justice for Vets

Stateside Legal Help

Veterans Justice Outreach

Filing a Claim for Disability or Pension

Housing Resources Assistances

Family, Survivor Benefits and Resources

Document Storage

Dependents Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

Colorado Veterans License Plates


Free Admission to State Parks for Resident Disabled Veterans

Veteran Trust Fund Grant and Veteran’s Assistance Grant


Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons

Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake

Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle

Colorado State Veterans Home at Walsenburg

Bruce McCandless Veterans Community Living Center


Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado

Presidential Memorial Certificate

Burial, Cemeteries, Headstones, Markers, Medallions and Flag Request


COLORADO Division of Veterans Affairs

1355 South Colorado Blvd.
Building C, Room 113
Denver, Colorado 80222

303-284-3163 fax

Colorado County Veteran Service Offices

County Veterans Service Offices

The American Legion Department of Colorado

7465 E 1st Ave
Ste. D
Denver, CO 80230

303-366-7618 Fax

American Legion Department of Colorado  Service Officer

Lorn Dean Casey
155 Van Gordon St
Lakewood, Co 80228

303-914-5588 Fax

E-mail the Service Officer