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DAV Chapter 5 Veterans Service Center

We’re Still Processing Claims during Covid-19. We have made some changes to make our process safer and more efficient on your behalf. We are providing claim service by appointment only. NO UNSCHEDULED WALK-INS.

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

If you are seeking help with a new claim or appeal and would like to schedule an appointment with a DAV-5 Chapter Service Officer, please answer the following questions that pertain to your situation.

ACTIVE DUTY (180 - 90 days left}

Please contact our DAV transition service office in Bremerton to start a Benefits Delivery before Discharge (BDD) claim.  You can reach them at 206-341-8619. 

VETERANS OR ACTIVE DUTY WITH LESS THAN 90 DAYS                                    

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

2) Have you ever filed a claim?

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

4) Are you seeking an increase, or do you want to file 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.


Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 5, or DAV-5, is the primary veteran service organization that assists all veterans filing VA claims for service-connected disability compensation and pension benefits in Kitsap, Clallam, Mason, and Jefferson Counties. 

During 2020, more than 2,200 veterans or family members visited the DAV-5 Bremerton office for help. 

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 the 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.


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...


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.


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.