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Veterans Benefits Administration Benefits Brochures

Are you looking for more information on VA Benefits?  Visit the Veterans Benefits Administration for more information on the following benefits. Summary of VA Benefits Summary of VA Home Loan Guaranty Benefits Summary of VA Benefits for Disabled Veterans Summary of VA Dependents and Survivors’ Benefits Summary of VA Education Benefits Summary of VA Life  Read More…


Recommended Courses in Military Culture

During the 2017 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly passed House Bill 275, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Recommended Courses in Military Culture, which requires the Department of Health (the Department), in consultation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to provide to certain health occupations boards a list of recommended courses in military  Read More…


Freedom to Vote Act: Online Voter Registration Information

The Maryland State Board of Elections website allows residents to register to vote in Federal, State, County, and City elections in Maryland, to request an absentee ballot, and to update voter registration if your name or address has changed.  You can also update your registration if you want to change to a new political party.  Read More…


MDVA Cemetery Program Changes

**PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE CEMETERY PROGRAM: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31, 2017** As of October 31, 2017 the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery Program will implement the following changes to policy and interment costs for all five (5) Maryland State Veterans Cemeteries: Burial Costs: The opening/closing  cost will be $762.00 for casketed or  Read More…


The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner Program

  The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a proud Vietnam War Commemoration Commemorative Partner.  The Program is designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans’ organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam Veterans and their families.  It is an organizationally based, hometown-centric, veteran focused  Read More…


Outreach Event Request Form

Thank you for your interest in having the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs participate in your event.  The Outreach Program is equipped with two personnel who are available to staff resource tables and to provide general overviews of veteran benefits and services in Maryland.  The Service and Benefits Program is better equipped to provide in  Read More…


Guide and Service Dogs

Guide and Service Dog Information and Resources What are guide dogs? According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, guide dogs are trained to lead the blind or vision impaired. The dog acts as a pilot to direct its owner in a straight line unless directed to turn, while avoiding obstacles in all directions.  Read More…


Library Toolkit

This toolkit is provided as a resource for Maryland libraries.  The goal is to offer a consolidated list of information pertaining to veterans services in Maryland, as well as provide best practices and veteran related programming ideas. This toolkit is currently under construction, please check back for more resources as they become available. Maryland Department of  Read More…


Resources for Families, Caregivers, and Survivors

The following resources are offered for family members, caregivers of a veteran, and survivors. USVA Coaching into Care– Coaching Into Care provides a “coaching” service for family and friends of Veterans who see that a Veteran in their life needs help. Coaching involves helping the caller figure out how to motivate the Veteran to seek  Read More…


War Memorial Commission

Authorization for the War Memorial Commission was enacted in 1924. In 1970, the Commission became part of the Department of General Services. It was transferred to the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs in 1999.  In 1927, The War Memorial Building and the War Memorial Plaza were erected in Baltimore to honor Maryland residents who died  Read More…


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