If you are Veteran in search of benefits, please be advised that my office cannot file a claim for you, nor can we file an appeal on your behalf. I can inquire as to the status of your claim or appeal. If you are a Veteran seeking help with a claim, please fill out this online form and privacy release. Please print, sign and send the privacy release to my Hartford office. Please include the claim number, Veteran’s social security number and a copy of your DD214 if you have one. Once this information is received, a member of my Constituent Services team will contact you to discuss how we can best help you resolve your issue. Please allow up to two weeks from the time we receive your privacy release for my office to contact you.
If your issue is time sensitive please contact my Hartford office at 860-258-6940. Listed below are some websites and phone numbers that can be of use to Military members, Veterans and their families.
Many benefit questions can be answered on the Department of Veteran Affairs website at www.va.gov
Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
National Center for Homeless Veterans: 1-877-424-3838
Women Veterans www.va.gov/womenvet/
State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs www.ct.gov/ctva
Connecticut Vet Centers:
Danbury 457 North Main Street, Danbury, CT 06811 203-790-4000 or 1-877-927-8387http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=5979&dnum=1
Norwich: 2 Cliff Street, Norwich, CT 06360, 860-887-1755 or 1-877-927-8387 http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=655&dnum=1
Rocky Hill: 25 Elm Street, Suite A, Rocky Hill 06067 860-563-8800 or 1-877-927-8387 http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=653&dnum=1
West Haven: 141 Captain Thomas Blvd. West Haven, CT 06516, 203-932-9899http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=654&dnum=1
There are two VA Hospitals in Connecticut and six Community Based Outpatient Clinics in: Danbury, New London, Stamford, Waterbury, Willimantic and Winsted
VA Hospitals in Newington and West Haven, CT http://www.connecticut.va.gov/