DVA - Contact & About

Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs

Locations

Administrative Office
155 Van Gordon, Suite 210 (first floor)
Lakewood, CO 80228
303-914-5832 • 303-914-5835 fax

Western Region One Source
482 28 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-257-3760 • 970-245-0782 fax

Northwest Office
Dominic Edginton
482 28 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81501
dominic.edginton@dmva.state.co.us
970-852-8691

Northeast Office
Debra Antista-Bianchi
13725 Great Western Dr.
Windsor, CO 80550
debra.antistabianchi@dmva.state.co.us
970-685-7868

Denver Metro Office
Drew Stem
1700 N. Wheeling St, Room D-1-183
Aurora, CO 80045
drew.stem@dmva.state.co.us
970-628-6044

Southwest Office
Kristy Cunningham
701 S Camino Del Rio, Suite 106
Durango, CO 81301
kristy.cunningham@dmva.state.co.us
303-349-3504

Southeast Office
Eric Moncibias
320 W. 10th St., Room 365
Pueblo, CO 81003
eric.moncibias@dmva.state.co.us
303-394-6714

Hours

Monday - Friday
Open: 8:00am - 4:30pm

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 statute. 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.

Who We Assist

We assist Veterans, Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard members of the Armed Forces of the United States. We also assist spouses, surviving spouses, dependent parents, and dependents with their claims.

State Programs and Services

  • Benefits Representation
  • Community Outreach and Advocacy
  • Incarcerated Veterans and Homeless Veterans Initiatives
  • Colorado States Veterans Cemetery
  • Veterans Employment Preference and Benefit Letters
  • Women Veterans Programs
  • Operation Recognition
  • Colorado State and Veterans Nursing Homes
  • DD214 and Medals Request

Please note: some benefits depend on residency, military component, type of discharge and Veteran disability status.

The Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs is staffed with

Director
Seven Accredited Veteran Service Officers
Four Administrative Professionals
Grants Administrator

What services do we provide?

We prepare the necessary forms, documentation of claims with pertinent data, proper submission and case management of claims, and representation at hearings.