Government shutdown or not, DAV believes that veterans are a national priority. That’s why we’re still on the job.
Despite a partial shutdown of the federal government, including some elements of the Department of Veterans Affairs, DAV offices remain open to help veterans and their dependents access the full range of benefits available to them.
You’ll find our National Service Officers still at their stations to assist you in filing claims for veterans benefits. And even though the shutdown may slow the claims process, it is important to file a claim to protect the effective date of any award you may receive.