WELCOME TO THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE

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Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office (KCVAO) remains committed to honoring the nearly 190,000 Veterans that call Kansas home by assisting them and their Families with navigating the network of state and federal Veteran benefits and being their advocates, ensuring they receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

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HOT - See below for important messages and latest news.

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Effective July 1, 2024, our agency name will change to Kansas Office of Veterans Services.  There will be no changes to the services we provide our Veterans and their eligible Family Members.  We believe this name better reflects the agency and our steadfast and dedicated support we have for our Veterans and Families.  


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Latest News

The PACT Act and your VA benefits

Signed into law on August 10, 2022, The PACT Act, is perhaps the largest health care and benefit expansion in VA history.  The PACT Act expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.

The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

Contact one of our Veterans Service Representative's for more information. 

For more information click on the below flyers. 
PACT Act Frequently Asked Questions
PACT Act Survivor Benefits
PACT Act Gulf War, Post-911 Veterans
PACT Act for Women Veterans
PACT Act Cold War, Vietnam Veterans

HOT - The Next PACT Act Deadline: Health Care Enrollment for Veterans who deployed to Combat Zones

Veterans who deployed to a combat zone, never enrolled in VA health care, and left active duty between September 11, 2001 and October 1, 2013 are eligible to enroll directly in VA health care until September 30, 2023This special enrollment period gives Veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat zones an opportunity to enroll directly in VA health care without first applying for VA benefits.  

VA encourages all of these Veterans to visit VA.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MYVA411 to learn more and sign up for VA health care before the deadline.

“Are you a Veteran who deployed to a combat zone but never enrolled in VA health care? If you left active duty between September 11, 2001, and October 1, 2013, you should sign up now,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “Even if you don’t need this care now, you may need it in the future – and once you’re in, you have access for life. But don’t wait – the deadline is September 30 – so go to VA.gov/PACT and apply today.”

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Phone IN AN EMOTIONAL CRISIS AND NEED HELP

If you are a Veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call 988,

available 24/7, and tell them you are a Veteran. All calls are confidential.


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We want you on the KCVAO Team! See open positions below.

KCVAO - Recruitment Brochure

KCVAO - State Wide Job Postings  (Use "Veterans Commission" in the Agency Search Criteria)

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For Information Call
(800) 513-7731