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Veterans Support

The Bent County Veterans Service Office is responsible for assisting residents of the State of Colorado who served honorably in the United States Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, or any other armed service of the nation.

The Bent County Veterans Service Office was established by State law to advise and assist veterans, their dependents, and their survivors concerning any Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits which such person may be, or may have been, entitled to receive under the laws of the United States or the State of Colorado. The office is not a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is a Federal government agency, but serves as a liaison between the claimant and the VA.

The primary purpose of the office is to provide personalized local service to veterans and other claimants, and to assist them in cutting through the maze of red tape frequently involved in direct dealings with government agencies.

Bent County Veterans Service Officer:  

Rick Ward 
Phone: 719.468.6406 



1214 Ambassador Thompson Blvd.  Room # 213. Las Animas.CO. 81054 

Hours: 8am-6pm ( Monday- Thursday) (Friday by appt.) 

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