Hartford Regional Benefit Office
The Hartford Regional Office is conveniently co-located with the VA Medical Center in Newington, CT. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs approved a minor construction project for Fiscal Year 2003 to redesign 43,000 square feet of existing space on three floors of Building 2E at the Newington Campus. This project was completed in the fall of 2004 and resulted in a state of the art facility with the latest in information technology. The Hartford Regional Office now provides one-stop service to veterans and their families seeking assistance in compensation, pension, and vocational rehabilitation and employment in an accessible campus environment.
The Hartford Regional Office serves 260,388 veterans and their dependents living in the State of Connecticut. We have a staff of 66 employees and rank 48th in staffing strength as compared to all other regional offices. We conduct significant outreach operations across the State of Connecticut including conducting regular briefings at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, CT and the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.
The Hartford Regional Office distributes approximately $15,100,000 in disability benefits per month to 22,700 compensation and pension recipients within our jurisdiction.
For additional information, please visit the Hartford Regional Office Internet Homepage:
The following Service Organizations are located at the Regional Office:
K. Robert Lewis, Service Officer
Disabled American Veterans
Justin Hart, Service Officer
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Peter Solmo, Service Officer
Connecticut Department of
Jim Gains, Service Officer
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Stanley Trela, Service Officer