DVA - Contact & About

Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs

Denver Office
1355 South Colorado Blvd., Building C Suite 113
Denver, CO 80222
303-284-6077, 303-284-3163 fax
email: CDVAinfo@DMVA.state.co.us

Lakewood Office - VA Regional Office
155 Van Gordon, Suite 210 (first floor)
Lakewood, CO 80228
303-914-5837, 303-914-5835 fax

Denver Hours
Monday - Friday
Open: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Lakewood Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Open: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Closed (Lunch): 11:30am - 12:30pm

Open: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Directions - Denver Location

1355 South Colorado Boulevard #113 Denver, CO 80222

From HWY 25 take exit 204/Colorado Blvd. North

Go approximately 4 blocks and turn left at Louisiana

Turn left into the parking lot. (the first two hours of parking are free)

Please note: due to our high volume of clients, we cannot take walk-ins at this time.

Please call the Denver office at: 303-284-6077 or the Lakewood office at: 303-914-5832 for an appointment.

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

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.