Veterans Services

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Eagle County's Veterans Services provides free assistance to veterans and their family members in accessing benefits with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, as well as connecting them to other programs and agencies that may be able to assist them.  If you're interested in these services please schedule an appointment with:

Pat Hammon

Eagle County Veterans Service Officer

Jacki Allen-Benson
Assistant Eagle County Veterans Service Officer

Pat is a member of Minturn's Mount Holy Cross Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10721 and is its Veterans Service Officer (VSO), as well as Eagle County's VSO. She is dedicated to helping veterans get the help they need and works for all veterans who are seeking assistance and helps them navigate the paperwork to file claims for their disabilities. She also frequently collaborates with other nonprofits concerning homeless veterans in our valley. 

Jacki Allen-Benson served during the Vietnam Era in the Marine Corp, Quantico, VA, Research & Development. Jacki has been an area resident since 1978.

Veteran Services Officers can assist Veterans and their families with applying for benefits, including:
  • Veteran's Health Care
  • Compensation and Pension Claims
  • Training and Education
  • Home Loan Guarantees
  • Life Insurance
  • Burial and Memorial Benefits
  • Reserve and National Guard
  • Transition Assistance
  • Appeals of VA Claims Decisions
  • Military Medals and Records
  • Dependents and Survivors Benefits
For 24/7 Crisis Support:
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline (Call 988 then press 1), online chat, or by text to 838255.
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