Danbury Vet Center
The Atrium Building
457 North Main Street, 1st Floor
203-790-4000 or 877-927-8387
This is a great local resource for free counseling for Veterans and their families for readjustment and service-related issues for all generations. Individual, group and family counseling are available. By appointment: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
CT Department of Veterans’ Affairs
It is the responsibility of the Office of Advocacy and Assistance to provide assistance to veterans, their eligible spouses and eligible dependents in obtaining veterans benefits under federal, state and local laws.~ Connecticut employs authorized Veterans' Service Officers to assist in the following:~~
- Collecting and preparing data relating to benefits and services for Veterans, their~spouses~and eligible dependents.
- Canvassing nursing homes to determine if veterans and/or spouses are due benefits.
- Assisting in the establishment, preparation and presentation of claims pursuant to rights, benefits or privileges accruing to veterans.
- Furnishing counsel to veterans concerning educational training, health, medical, rehabilitation, housing facilities and services, and employment services.
- Representing veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) concerning claims and benefits.
Waterbury Veterans’ Service Officer: Call (203) 805-6340 Online: www.ct.gov/ctva
Medical Coverage Open Enrollment
Are you under 65 years old, not on Medicare and in need of medical coverage? You can shop for plans through Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, by the following:
- Online using the website - www.AccessHealthCT.com
- By phone through the Access Health Call Center: (855) 805-4325
The enrollment deadline for coverage to begin January 2016 is December 15, 2015. You may still enroll in a marketplace plan through January 31, 2016 but the coverage will not begin until 15 to 45 days after enrollment.