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Veterans Services

"Serving Those Who Served Us"

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing address:                     PO Box 131
                                                 Elbert, CO  80106
Phone number:                      303-520-6088
Veteran's Service Officer:     Ric Morgan
Email:                                      morgan@hayday.org


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..."

Abraham Lincoln