The work is complex and exacting, due to the numerous state and federal laws involved and the regulations by which they are administered. These laws cover many and varied VA benefits. The County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) is an accredited representative of the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs (CVA). The National Veterans Service Association (NACVSO), and the General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The purpose of the accreditation is to assure that claimants for VA benefits have qualified representation in the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for Veterans benefits. The CVSO must be re-certified annually by the successful completion of training under the supervision of the CVA and the NACVSO.
Your CVSO can assist you in any matter pertaining to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These services are free of charge, at no cost to all veterans and their dependents. The veterans service officer shall always work in the best interest of his or her clients in an attempt to maximize the amount of federal benefits they will receive through prompt service to all veterans on a uniform and unbiased basis.
It is the Duty of the County Veteran Service Officer and his or her assistant to assist any resident of the state of Colorado who is a veteran, or their surviving spouse, administrator, executor, conservator, or heirs of any said veteran or any other person who may have proper claim, by the filing of claims for insurance, pensions, compensation for disability, hospitalization, vocational training, or any other benefits which such person may be or may have been entitle to receive under the laws of the United States or the state of Colorado by reason of such service in the Armed Forces.