Veterans' Services

Hinsdale County Veterans' Services

PO Box 307, Lake City, CO 81235 - 970-944-0191 or 719-258-0908

Erin Cavit - Veterans' Service Officer


It is the duty of the County Veterans' Service Officer to assist any resident of the State of Colorado who is a veteran, or their surviving spouse, administrator, executor, guardian, conservator, or heir by filing claims for insurance, pensions, compensation for disability, hospitalization, vocation training, or any other benefits which the veteran is entitled to receive. HIPAA laws bind the Service Officer and any discussions or information provided will be held in strict confidence.

Office Hours:

Office hours are held every Wednesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Lake City Area Medical Center. For other times, please call in advance to make an appointment. For those with accessibility problems, the Service Officer will meet at your home in Lake City or arrangements can be made to use the county offices.

Self Help:

For those who wish to do it themselves, all information and forms can be found at the National Veterans' Affairs website at www.va.gov, or by calling the Denver VA Regional Office toll free at 1-800-827-1000. The VA Medical Center in Grand Junction can be reached toll free at 1-800-206-6415 and the VA Clinic in Montrose can be reached at the same number using extension 2999.

Small Business Entrepreneurship Outreach Program:

Recent data points to 1 out 20 business owners being veterans, which speaks to the fact that their unique experience and perspective  gives them the ideal skill set needed to successfully take on the challenges of entrepreneurship. Veterans are often able to demonstrate an inspiring style of leadership that is characterized by selflessness, balanced with the discipline to strive for continued growth and progress, and perfectly equipped to remain effective when facing the greatest of setbacks. Most of all, though every entrepreneur will have a different journey, sacrifice will undoubtedly be a part of the success story.

We want to help veterans turn their business aspirations into successful endeavors by making sure they are aware of the unique competitive advantages available to them such as exclusive grants, training resources, and mentoring.

You can learn more about it here: