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DC Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs

State Government Agency

Mission & Goals
The mission of the District of Columbia Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) is to effectively advocate on behalf of District of Columbia veterans and their families to assist them in obtaining their earned veteran services and benefits. Additionally, OVA recognizes the military service and sacrifice of District of Columbia veterans at veteran commemorative events.

OVA will continue its mission to achieve the following:



  • Assist veterans and their families in obtaining federal and local veteran benefit entitlements and services
  • Serve as a clearinghouse for providing information and assistance, on veterans' benefits and services
  • Maintain partnerships with county, state, national veteran service organizations, and federal agencies, in providing information and assistance to veterans
  • Solicit services from other governmental agencies that will assist veterans, their dependents, survivors and military service members to obtain veterans benefit entitlements
Responsibilities


  • Serve as principal advisor to the Mayor on all issues regarding veterans services and benefits
  • Serve as an advocate on behalf of DC veterans and their families
  • Promote the use of the US Department of Veterans Affairs and District of Columbia programs and services among District of Columbia veterans and their families
  • Analyze and evaluate issues and concerns raised by District of Columbia veterans and their families
  • Analyze and evaluate veterans affairs statistics on District of Columbia veterans demographics and benefits
  • Work with other District government and federal, state and private agencies to solicit veterans benefits assistance
  • Sponsor events that recognize and commemorate the sacrifice and military service of DC veterans
  • Host meetings with veteran service organization leadership to discuss concerns and issues requiring Office of Veterans Affairs assistance
  • Participate in local veterans service organizations conventions and events
  • Participate in citywide open houses, seminars and fairs to distribute veterans benefits and services information
  • Maintain and disseminate accurate and timely veterans benefits and services information within the Office of Veterans Affairs
  • Respond to inquiries concerning veterans' benefits and services.



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ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS

  441 4th Street, NW
Suite 570 South
Washington, DC 20001
  http://ova.dc.gov/
  (202) 724-5454
  FREE
 

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