It is the responsibility of the Office of Advocacy and Assistance to provide assistance to veterans, their eligible spouses, and eligible dependents in obtaining veteran's benefits under federal, state, and local laws. Connecticut employs authorized Veterans' Service Officers to assist in the following: Collecting and preparing data relating to benefits and services for Veterans, their spouses, and eligible dependents; Canvassing nursing homes to determine if veterans and/or spouses are due benefits; Assisting in the establishment, preparation, and presentation of claims pursuant to rights, benefits or privileges accruing to veterans; Cooperating with service organizations in disseminating information; Furnishing counsel to veterans concerning educational training, health, medical, rehabilitation, housing facilities and services, and employment services; Representing veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning claims and benefits. To learn more please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs page.
The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Application allows Connecticut Veterans and residents to access crisis assistance by phone, text, and online chat. CT DVA services are available through the app menu, including an interactive map of Veterans clinics and hospitals in Connecticut and our mobile app CTVeterans mobile app.