FAQs

  1. Normal business hours are:

    • 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Thursday, closed for lunch from 12:30pm-1:00pm
    • Friday hours 8:00am-12:30pm
    • **Excluding Holidays**
  2. 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, 5th floor of the Larimer County Courthouse Offices

  3. You can contact the Larimer County Veterans Service Office by calling (970) 498-7390 or emailing LARIMERVETERANS@LARIMER.ORG


  4. SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY-This is for any injury that occurred while on active duty that still bothers you today. The VA will need the following criteria to be met to grant service connection:

    • Was there an injury while on active duty?
    • Was the current injury aggravated by the military?
    • Is this a chronic condition?
    • Is there a current diagnosis?
    • Is there a link between military service and current diagnosed condition?

    IF FILING A CLAIM FOR SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY-ITEMS NEEDED FOR CLAIM:

    • DD214, Report of Separation, Notice of Separation-Our office can request this if not available
    • Social security numbers for all dependents (spouse and children under the age of 23 and in school)
    • Dates of birth for all dependents under the age of 23 and in school
    • Civilian medical records that will support your claim (The VA will have access to your military and VA records 
    • Date of marriage and place of marriage
    • Previous marriage information (if applicable) dates and place of marriage/divorce and to whom you were married


    PENSION for Veterans or Widows-This is a needs based program and is based on income, net worth, and ongoing/out of pocket medical expenses.

    IF FILING FOR PENSION BRING THE FOLLOWING INTO YOUR APPOINTMENT:

    • DD214 (showing character of discharge), Report of Separation, Notice of Separation
    • Income from all sources such as social security, pensions, mandatory IRA distributions, oil royalties, and mineral rights
    • Assets for both veteran and spouse (or whomever is living at the time of application) such as checking, savings, CDs, IRAs, money market accounts, stocks, bonds, etc
    • All ongoing, out of pocket medical expenses-medicare, supplemental ins, assisted living, nursing home, in home care
    • Marriage license (widows only)
    • Death certificate (widows only)

     

  5. Claims take between 9-12 months, in most cases

  6. You can submit information electronically to Larimer County Veteran Service Office Email

  7. The Larimer County Veterans Service Office can request this paperwork for you.

  8. All veterans should apply to use the VAMC. This benefit is sometimes based upon income and some times not, several different categories for eligibility and if interested in seeing if veteran is eligible then he/she should apply.

  9. If the veteran is found eligible then yes. Veterans eligibility can be based upon when they served, where they served, how much money they have, whether or not they have a service connected disability (even 0% in some cases). You must apply and find out if you are eligible.

  10. If found eligible to use the VAMC, then yes, and in most cases but not all the VAMC doctor MUST be the doctor prescribing the medications in order to have them provided by the VAMC. There could be a copay- $7 to $10.

  11. If eligible then you call for an appointment either at the Cheyenne VAMC 888-483-9127 ask for scheduling or if you would like to use the Fort Collins Clinic then 224-1550.

  12. A service-connected rating is an official ruling by a VA Regional Office that your illness or condition is directly related to your active military service. VA Regional Offices are also responsible for administering educational benefits, vocational rehabilitation and other benefit programs, including home loans. To obtain more information, or to apply for any of these, contact your nearest VA Regional Office at 1-800-827-1000 or visit them online at www.va.gov.

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Veterans

Address
200 W. Oak Street, Fifth Floor, PO Box 1190, Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190

Phone
(970) 498-7390 | (970) 498-7395 Fax

Email

LARIMERVETERANS@LARIMER.ORG

Office Hours

  • 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Thursday, closed for lunch from 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • Friday hours 8:00am-12:30pm
  • **Excluding Holidays**