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.

Active Duty Members (180 days or less of service) and Veterans:

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:

1) Condition of discharge

2) Time of service

A. Veterans - When did you enter active duty and when did you get out?

B. Active Duty - How many days left until separation?

3) Type of claim you wish to file?

A. Is this your very first effort to file a VA claim for a service connected disability?

B. Or are you interested in filing an appeal?

C. Or you are already receiving compensation, but are interested in filing for an increase or a new condition not filed previously..

4) What is your full name and phone number.

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

Clallam and Jefferson County Veterans

Contact your local DAV5 service officer:

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

Port Angeles: 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 - Noon. 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 2019, more than 3,000 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. 

We’ve Moved!! We are no longer located on Burwell Street in Bremerton, WA. DAV Chapter 5 and the Auxiliary are now located at 4980 Auto Center Way in West Bremerton in the former Navy Federal Credit Union. 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.

A.A. Veterans Meeting

Wednesdays, 6pm-7:15pm

4980 Auto Center Way

 Bremerton, WA

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, in 2018, VA paid out around $253 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.

Veterans Service Center
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 5

4980 Auto Center Way, Bremerton, WA 98312