The mission of the District of Columbia Office of Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) is to assist, recognize, and effectively advocate on behalf of District of Columbia veterans and their families.
Summary of Services
The District of Columbia Office of Veterans’ Affairs assists District veterans and their dependents and survivors in applying for and using federal Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, and it assists with service record acquisition and correction, as well as discharge upgrades. OVA also supports veterans recently released from active-duty service with transition assistance from military life to civilian life. Finally, OVA connects District veterans with supportive and wrap-around District and federal services that address homelessness, employment, education, ex-offender reentry, military family issues, and quality of life.