On May 18, 2023 the Connecticut General Assembly approved the Honorable Ned Lamont, Governor of the State of Connecticut’s nomination of Brigadier General (Ret.) Ronald P. Welch to serve as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. Please join the Department of Veterans Affairs in congratulating Commissioner Welch on his appointment.

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State and Federal Veteran Resources

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Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

The state agency of Veterans Affairs offers several benefits for Connecticut Veterans.
Check out our Guide to Veteran Benefits in Connecticut* for more information.

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Veterans Affairs launched a new site so veterans can manage their VA health care, disability, education, request a new DD214 and other federal programs; all in one place. Access and manage your VA benefits and health care here!


*Effective October 1, 2018 - Public Act 18-47 extends certain state and municipal benefits, currently available to veterans honorably discharged or released under honorable conditions from active service in the armed forces, to veterans who received an Other than Honorable (OTH) discharge characterization.