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Service-Connected Disability
The Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office can assist Arapahoe County veterans with filing for Service Connected Disability Compensation. There is no fee for this service.

Chronic Condition
Service connected disability claims are for injuries or illnesses that were caused by service or pre-existing conditions that were aggravated by service. This can be for physical and/or emotional trauma. There must be a chronic problem that exists today in order to file a claim for service connection.

Filing Under Presumption
A veteran can also file a claim for service connected disability under ‘presumption.’ This means that the VA presumes that specific disabilities diagnosed in certain veterans were caused by the circumstances of their military service. There are currently five major categories of veterans under presumption:
  • Atomic Veterans (exposed to ionizing radiation)
  • Former Prisoners of War
  • Gulf War Veterans (undiagnosed Illness)
  • Persian Gulf Service
  • Vietnam Veterans (exposed to Agent Orange)

How to File
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.

Learn what happens after you file a claim for service connected disability compensation.

Contact Us
T.J. Westphal
County Veterans Service Officer
Email

David Fry
Assistant County Veterans Service Officer
Email

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

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