Veteran Services FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

VA Health Care Benefits...?
Family Health Care...?
Nearest VA facility...?
VA Medical costs...?
Survivor benefits...?
No discharge papers...?
Less than Honorable Discharge...?
Vietnam & Agent Orange...?
How do I obtain Disabled Veterans Plates?

VA Health Care Benefits...?
If you served active duty as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces at any time, you may be eligible for VA medical benefits. After 1980, two years minimum active duty is usually required. We can file a simple VA Form 1010EZ along with a copy of your DD214 discharge paper to apply for medical benefits. VA medical benefits are NOT INCOME BASED.

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 Family Health Care...?
The Veteran of the family should meet one of the following criteria in order for the spouse to obtain medical benefits:

The Veteran must be 100% service-connected disabled.
The Veteran is deceased from service-connected disabilities.
The Veteran died during active duty with the U.S. Armed Forces as a result of a service connected injury.

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 Nearest VA facility...?
Pueblo VA Outpatient Clinic
4776 Eagleridge Circle
Pueblo, CO 81008
(719) 553-1000

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 VA Medical costs...?
Under normal VA Medical benefit programs, the veteran is required to make a "co-pay" for medications prescribed or approved by a VA Medical facility. In certain income situations, the VA may waive these fees.

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 Survivor benefits...?
The same criteria as applying for medical benefits apply for spouse/survivor VA pension. Family Health Care faq (above).

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 No discharge papers...?
The Veterans Service Office can send a request to the Military Archives Center in St. Louis, MO for a certified copy of your military records. Replacement records can take a lengthy amount of time to obtain. In some cases the records are not available at the Records Center and must be constructed from military units, facilities, etc.

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 Less than Honorable Discharge...?

In most cases, you are entitled to most VA benefits as long as your discharge was other than a "Dishonorable Discharge".

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 Vietnam & Agent Orange...?

If you served in the military during the Vietnam era, you are automatically considered at risk from the effects of Agent Orange and may be entitled to special VA medical benefits as service connected. If you were exposed to atomic bomb testing or served during the Gulf War, or other special circumstances during other military services, you may be considered at risk for service-connected disabilities. These can include cancer, diabetes, and numerous other physical and physiological ailments.

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 How do I obtain Disabled Veterans Plates?

In order to obtain DV Plates please refer to the checklist and the sample letter that needs to be obtained from the VA. The veteran needs to call the VA at 1-800-827-1000 and ask for a letter of eligibility from them.

If you are wanting to obtain the DV License Plate only without the Handicapped designation, then disregard the items on the checklist which pertain to the handicapped requirement. You would only need to submit a letter from the VA that you are permanent, service-connected disabled with a rating of 50% or more plus Proof of Insurance and Title Receipt or Copy of Current Registration Receipt.

For further information, please visit the following website:
Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle - Military License Plates