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DAV Chapter 5 Veterans Service Center

Welcome to DAV Chapter 5 in Bremerton, WA. For over 100 years DAV5 has been helping veterans.

Last year we had over 2,400 visits from veterans, active duty, and family members seeking our help. To efficiently use your time, we provide FREE service-connected disability claim assistance by appointment only. NO UNSCHEDULED WALK-INS. We also provide claim service in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Need Help Finding Employment?

Check the veteran's section at your local Work Source by clicking here.
 

Need Help with Filing a Service-Connected Disability or Pension Claim?

If you are seeking help with a new claim, an appeal, or an increase in compensation and would like to schedule an appointment with a DAV-5 Chapter Service Officer, please scroll down and respond to the questions that pertain to your current status.

ACTIVE DUTY (180 or less, including terminal leave)

Please contact our National Service Office in Seattle dav.vbasea@va.gov. In the subject line of your email, write Active Duty Seeks Assistance.  In the body of your email include all your personal contact (24/7) information, terminal leave date, separation date, type and condition of discharge, and if you will be moving out of the area. 

VETERANS (not on active duty nor on terminal leave)                                  

1) Has DAV helped you before? If yes, when?

2) Have you ever filed a claim? If yes, what organization helped you or did you do it yourself?

3) Are you receiving compensation now? If so, what is your percentage rating?

4) Do you want to file for an increase, an appeal, or for a new condition?

5) Full name and phone number

6) Branch of service

7) Type/character of discharge

8) Month/Day/Year entered active duty and released from active duty

9) City or county where you currently reside

Email your answers to CSO Leif Bentsen at chap5.dav.leif@gmail.com. Leif will respond with information for a successful and smooth appointment.

Clallam and Jefferson County Veterans can contact your local DAV5 service officer:

Port Townsend: CSO Paul Cahill, pecahill@gmail.com.

Port Angeles/Sequim: CSO John Joseph, john2redshoes@gmail.com.

We are staffing the Chapter 5 telephone, 360-373-2397 during our normal business hours, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9am - 2pm. Our operators will be happy to help you with your claim issues.

We’re open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm.  Closed on national holidays. Monthly chapter and auxiliary meetings are at noon on the 1st Saturday of the month, with a potluck lunch after the meetings


DAV Chapter 5 and Auxiliary are located at 4980 Auto Center Way. We have plenty of off-street parking. The West Bremerton Transit Center is a short walk away, and we’re on Kitsap Transit Route #20.

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What does DAV-5 Do?

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 5, is an all-volunteer group of people who are skilled at helping veterans and family members receive compensation for their service-related disabilities.  Read more...

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Does DAV-5 Help Families?

Yes!  We regularly work with the family members of veterans. If you would like more information, please contact us at 360.373.2397 or davwa05@hotmail.com.

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Does this work have a positive Impact on the community?

Absolutely. According to VA data, VA annually pays out around $250 million to veterans in our four county area for service-connected disabilities and pensions. We estimate that we are a large influence in getting those benefits to veterans based on the volume of applicants we’ve seen over the years.