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Non-Service Connected Pension
The Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office can assist Arapahoe County veterans with filing for non-service connected pension. There is no fee for this service.

Also called an "Improved Pension," a non-service connected pension is a low income net worth-based program. Net worth is the combination of income and assets. A pension applicant can also use their monthly reoccurring out-of-pocket medical expenses when calculating eligibility for a pension. A VA Pension is not an entitlement. It is a benefit for which a veteran might be eligible.

Basic Eligibility
  • Must have served 90 days of active duty with at least one day during a recognized period of war. Veterans who entered active duty on or after Sept. 8, 1980, or officers who entered active duty after Oct. 16, 1981 may have to meet a longer minimum period of active duty.
  • Must be permanently and totally disabled from non-service connected disabilities, or if the veteran is over the age 65, this requirement is assumed by the VA.
  • Meet the net worth and annual income requirements. The income limits take into consideration whether the veteran has dependents and his/her health situation.

Aid-Attendance and Homebound Benefit
A veteran, dependent or widow who requires aid and attendance or is housebound may be eligible for a greater monthly pension benefit.

Please contact the Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office for more information. We will help you gather all necessary forms and evidence for your claim and assist you in the claims process.

Contact Us
T.J. Westphal
County Veterans Service Officer

David Fry
Assistant County Veterans Service Officer

Veterans Service Office
1690 W. Littleton Blvd.
Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120

Ph: 303-738-8045
Fx: 303-738-8031
TDD: 711

Please call for an appointment

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - Noon