Municipal Veterans’ Representative for the City of New Haven Resource Page

Charles M. Pickett (Secure Contact Form)


Agencies

  • Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Advocacy and Assistance
    • (https://portal.ct.gov/DVA/Pages/Office-of-Advocacy-and-Assistance)
    • Veterans, eligible spouses and dependents can go here for trained help in obtaining veteran benefits.
    • Anne Mosher (anne.james@ct.gov) is the MSW Veterans Service Officer for the Third District (including New Haven).
    • Phone: 203-874-6711 Fax: 203-874-6716
    • 70 West River Street Milford, CT 06460
  • Connecticut Department of Labor Veteran Services
    (https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/veterans/default.htm)
    • Veterans may receive reemployment services from trained staff at American Job Centers (AJCs) throughout the state including Hamden.
  • Connecticut National Guard (https://ct.ng.mil)
    • State Public Affairs Officer (media inquiries, general info)
    • Community Event Support (requests for color guards, parades, flyovers, etc.)
  • VA Connecticut Healthcare System (https://www.connecticut.va.gov/)
    • Main page for federal Veterans Administration healthcare information in Connecticut, including the West Haven VA Medical Center, which has the only VA emergency room in the state.
  • Request your military service records (including DD214) (https://www.va.gov/records/get-military-service-records/)
    • Submit a military records request to get your DD214 or other military service records through the milConnect website. Request a copy BEFORE a service member dies.

Resources

What is a Municipal Veterans’ Representative in Connecticut

Duties are detailed in Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 27-135 (https://search.cga.state.ct.us/r/statute/) and include:

  • coordinating representative in all matters concerning veterans and their dependents, coordinating the activities of public and private facilities concerned with veterans’ reemployment, education, rehabilitation and adjustment to peacetime living
  • cooperate with all national, state and local governmental and private agencies in securing services and benefits to which a veteran or his dependents may be entitled
  • use the services and facilities of the veterans organizations so far as possible to carry out the purposes of this section
  • encourage and coordinate vocational training services for veterans