Press Releases

Connecticut is Serving Those Who Served

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs Launches New Website and Mobile Application

ROCKY HILL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has unveiled a new, redesigned website,, along with a veteran-focused mobile app, CTVeterans Mobile Application.

The newly redesigned website covers a broad range of services and support for veterans. On the agency homepage, users will find navigation directed to several of the most commonly accessed veteran services such as benefits, residential & recovery programs, donations & volunteering, and programs & services. Paired with the navigation is a new topic search feature that gives website visitors a more refined veteran-specific, topic-based search. Users are also able to select their personalized preference for viewing site information through list or simple view options.

Along with the new layout and features, the redesigned website utilizes a mobile-first, responsive design, which provides a user-friendly experience across phone, tablet, and desktop devices. The new website also continues to make services more accessible for online visitors to conduct business with the DVA through increased usability, customer service, transparency, and accessibility.

"We're very excited to be revealing these two new digital advances that will connect Connecticut veterans with the services and benefits they have earned. We couldn't have done this without the help of our sister agency, the Department of Administrative Services' Bureau of Enterprise Systems and Technology, the folks at Connecticut Interactive, LLC, and our great team at the DVA!" said Acting Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi.

The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs newly launched ‘CTVeterans' mobile app allows Connecticut veterans and residents to access crisis assistance by phone, text, and online chat. CT DVA services are available through the app menu, including an interactive map of veterans clinics and hospitals in Connecticut. The application will allow users quick access to:

  • Crisis assistance by phone, text message, and online chat
  • Veterans benefits and services
  • Healthcare and hospitals
  • Housing
  • Businesses and jobs
  • Supporting a veteran information
  • Flag status
  • Connecting with DVA on social media

"The CTVeterans mobile app is a very important mobile application offering for the state of Connecticut veterans and their families," said Paul VandenBussche, General Manager of Connecticut Interactive, which developed the app. "We're continually making efforts to provide our veterans with access to the services and support they need accessible from anywhere."

The CTVeterans mobile app is free to download from the iTunes Apple Store and Google Play on Apple and Android devices, respectively. The application can also be downloaded through the DVA website at CTVeterans Mobile Application.

About Connecticut Interactive

Connecticut Interactive, LLC is the official digital government solutions provider for the state of Connecticut. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a member of the NIC family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at


Connecticut Interactive
Paul VandenBussche

Back to Press Releases


October 19, 2018

Maine Information Network Among "Best Places to Work in Maine"

Read More

View All Stories


October 15, 2018

Innovation: Get Out of Your Way

Read More

View Blog


View our library of graphics, presentations, videos and more.

View Library
We go where the meetings are

Next Event:

November 01

Q3 2018 Earnings Announcement // Olathe, Kansas

View All Events

Press Kit

Facts, photos, logos — everything you need to know about NIC.

View Press Kit