"Serving Those Who Served Us"
Mailing address: PO Box 131
Elbert, CO 80106
Phone number: 303-520-6088
Veteran's Service Officer: Ric Morgan
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Elbert County Veterans Services Officer provides assistance to any veteran, or their family in making sure that they get all veterans rights or benefits to which they are entitled. We act as the advocate for the veteran by assisting in filing Veteran's Administration (VA) claims, coordinating with state and federal agencies, assisting with avenues for appeal when necessary, as well as a wide variety of other services.
It is in the best interests of Elbert County to make sure our local veterans and their families receive all the rights and benefits stemming from their service in our Armed Forces. We help Elbert County veterans submit successful claims packages to the VA, ensuring that veterans rights are protected, and helping to track the status of VA claims through to completion. The point is to make sure veterans and their familes get the benefits to which they're entitled. The VA bureacratic process can be a sometimes frustrating and withering experience, and that's where your Elbert County Veterans Service Officer can help. This service is provided by Elbert County at no cost to the veteran or their family.
Assistance is provided in all of the following areas:
Education and Training: GI Bills Claims Determination of Eligibility for Educational Benefits Referral to Vocational and Education Counseling
Health Care Benefits: Claims for Disability Compensation Gulf War, Agent Orange and Ionizing Radiation Issues Health Care Benefits for Disabled Veterans Medical care for Dependents and Survivors Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment Special Assistance for Blind Veterans
Benefits for Survivors: Veterans Widows Claims Claims for Survivors of a Disabled Veteran
Home Loan Guarrantees: VA Home Loan Eligibility Determination Release of Liability for VA Home Loans Home Loan Guarantees Repossessed Houses Safeguards for Veterans
State Veterans Homes (so-called "Old Soldier's Homes"): State Veterans Center at Homelake, CO State Veterans Nursing Home at Florence, CO State Veterans Nursing Home at Rifle, CO State Veterans Nursing Home at Walsenburg, CO State Veterans Nursing Home at Fitzsimons, in Denver, CO
Life Insurance: Service Members Group Life Insurance Veterans Group Life Insurance Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance
Burial Benefits: Burial in National Cemeteries Headstones and Markers Burial Flags Reimbursement of Burial Expenses
Special Assistance for Homeless Veterans: Disability Compensation Health Care and Rehabilitation Benefits Comprehensive Homeless Centers
"To Care for Him who Shall Have Borne the Battle, and for his Widow and his Orphan..."