Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

1102 Quince St SE
Olympia WA  98504-1150

Phone: (800) 562-2308

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Hello and welcome to the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook page. We invite you go to www.dva.wa.gov for information on benefits, services and programs. We, at WDVA, would like to thank you for your service to our country.

Location:1102 Quince St SE - Olympia, WA, 98504-1150
Phone: 800-562-0132 opt 1 or for benefits 800-562-2308
Website: www.dva.wa.gov
Hours: Mon - Fri :8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Washington Department of Veterans Affair’s is divided into three divisions: administrative services, State Veterans Homes and veteran services.

Veterans Services

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) ranks among the nation's leaders in the satisfaction of veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In fiscal year 2007-2008, 13,102 claims for entitlements were submitted through the WDVA Field Service Network. The Field Service Network includes the following units: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) counseling provided by contractors statewide; Veterans Conservation Corps; Homeless Veterans Services including case management, transitional housing and employment support services; outreach to more than 260 nursing homes to ensure clientele receive the maximum federal entitlements (saving state general-fund dollars); Veterans Estate Management Program (VEMP) which provides fiduciary/payee services; an in-state, 24-hour toll-free number for veterans information and referral; Incarcerated Veterans Services to clients who are part of the King County jail system; and an aggressive outreach program that assists veterans with claims processing and referral services to those living in isolated rural areas.

Veterans Homes

Three state veteran homes (the Washington Soldiers Home and Colony, the Washington Veterans Home, and the Spokane Veterans Home) provide long-term health care or Medicare Rehabilitative Care for honorably discharged veterans - and in some instances, their spouses - who are disabled and indigent, or likely to become indigent due to the cost of their health care.

Nursing clinic, rehabilitative therapies, therapeutic activities, social services and administrative staff work together to provide an environment conducive to health, morale and self-determination. This approach encourages residents to function at their highest level of self-reliance and independence. Residents contribute toward their cost of care as their resources allow. The Centralized Admission Team markets, processes applications and conducts initial medical assessments for admission to the three Washington veterans homes.

Administrative Services

The administrative services division supports the Veterans Services Program, the Washington Veterans Home at Retsil, the Washington Soldiers Home and Colony at Orting, and the Spokane Veterans Home. The agency’s Central Office provides leadership, policy direction, and support for the delivery of statewide veterans’ services. The Central Office also provides a communication link with the Legislature, other stakeholders and the general public. The administrative areas that provide these services are information services, safety, budget, capital, quality assurance, training, legislative liaison, public affairs and human resources.



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Founded: The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs was created in 1976 with the passage of SB 2006. Before its creation, veterans were served by DSHS.
Parking: Parking Lot

Categories: Government Organization, Public Services & Government

Hours

Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

Veterans Peer Corps Training at Lower Columbia College

Veterans Peer Corps Training at Lower Columbia College
08:00 am - 05/12/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Attention Veterans and Family members in Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Counties! Be a part of the Veterans Peer Corps, a brand new program from the Washington Department...

Oak Harbor Veterans Resource Fair

Oak Harbor Veterans Resource Fair
09:30 am - 05/05/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Save the Date for Veterans Resource Fair. Located at the Oak Harbor Boys and Girls Club AKA Roller Barn. This is a two story building however the entrance to the...

Pullman - Governor Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee Town Hall

Pullman - Governor Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee Town Hall
10:00 am - 05/03/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

We want to hear from you about Veterans Issues important to you and your family! Meet area leaders and providers to learn about local veterans services and benefits,...

WA Registered Apprenticeship Job Fair

WA Registered Apprenticeship Job Fair
09:00 am - 04/18/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

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Paccar day job EVENT
10:00 am - 04/10/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

SPEAK WITH PACCAR RECRUITERS REPRESENTING PACCAR Corporate | Kenworth | Dynacraft | PACCAR Parts PACCAR Distribution Center | PACCAR Information Technology PACCAR...

Welcome Home Vietnam Vet Event - Spokane

Welcome Home Vietnam Vet Event - Spokane
10:00 am - 03/27/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

ALL VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES WELCOME! Bring your friends and family members along! We've got plenty of food! LUNCH IS SERVED We will be serving a BBQ at 11am....

Apprenti Quarterly Orientations - First Info Technology Apprenti

Apprenti Quarterly Orientations - First Info Technology Apprenti
05:30 pm - 03/22/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

WHO: Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and Families WHERE: Hawk Transition Center Bldg 11577, 41st Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500 WHEN:...

Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee Town Hall Ephrata

Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee Town Hall Ephrata
10:00 am - 03/22/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

We want to hear from you about Veterans Issues important to you and your family! Meet area leaders and providers to learn about local veterans services and benefits,...

Brain Training for Military Caregivers

Brain Training for Military Caregivers
09:30 am - 03/13/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

The Brain Performance Institute™, part of the Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas, delivers science-based innovations that enhance how...

Free Veterans Clinic in Lynwood - Reinstate Your License

Free Veterans Clinic in Lynwood - Reinstate Your License
01:00 pm - 03/10/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

WHAT TO EXPECT Legal Professionals will assist you with issues related to getting your driver's license reinstated. ELIGIBILITY �� Served in one of the branches...

JBLM Apprenticeship Workshop

JBLM Apprenticeship Workshop
09:00 am - 02/13/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Learn about Washington State's current labor market, labor force development and the GI Bill. We will discuss apprenticeship opportunities in a variety of industries,...

11th Annual Korean-American Day Celebration

11th Annual Korean-American Day Celebration
05:30 pm - 01/13/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

The 11th Annual Korean-American Day Celebration - FLYER Saturday, January 13, 2018 On behalf of more than 160,000 people of Korean descent residing in Washington...

Information Technology Apprenticeship -Apprenti Orientation

Information Technology Apprenticeship -Apprenti Orientation
02:30 pm - 01/09/2018

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

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Wreaths Across America - Washington State
09:00 am - 12/16/2017

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Wreaths Across America® recognizes the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children and others about the sacrifices...

7th Annual Seattle Stand Down

7th Annual Seattle Stand Down
07:00 am - 12/14/2017

At Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

December 14 - 15, 2017 Georgetown Campus South Seattle College Gene Colin Education Hall - Building C 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 Ride transit for FREE: All...

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Cancelled: Construction Direct2Apprenticeship Learning Event
09:00 am - 11/28/2017

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