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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…


Insurance Producer License Exam Reimbursement For Eligible Veterans

Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. announced on October 5, 2017 the Maryland Insurance Administration has been approved for participation in the GI Bill Reimbursement Program. The innovative program, spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reimburses veterans for the costs of approved licensing and certification tests required to become a Maryland insurance producer. Maryland is  Read More…


Hire Our Veterans Act of 2017: Employer Income Tax Credit

A Maryland Department of Commerce Program, The Hire Our Veterans Tax Credit provides a state income tax credit to small businesses for hiring qualified veterans based on wages paid to those veteran employees. BENEFITS A Maryland employer may qualify for an income tax credit equal to 30% of up to the first $6,000 of wages  Read More…


Tax Preparation, Financial Education and Coaching

Tax Preparation and Taxpayer Assistance: Maryland CASH Campaign through its partners offers free tax preparation for those earning under $54,000 annually. For tax site information, visit: http://mdcash.org/free-tax-preparation/info-for-taxpayers/free-tax-prep-locations/ Need help finding the nearest free tax preparation program? Click here for a full listing of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)  Read More…


Veteran Owned Small Business and Maryland State Procurement

  Are you seeking a veteran owned small business or service disabled veteran owned small business in Maryland?  If so, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Vendor Information Pages for a listing.       Veteran Owned Small Business Participation in Maryland State Procurement Effective October 1,  Read More…


Maryland Business Financing Programs

The Maryland Department of Commerce offers a number of financing programs to assist the state’s business community. Specific financing programs for small business clients include the following: Community Development Block Grant Program- dispersed to a local jurisdiction in the form of a conditional grant and then used for public improvements or loaned to a business Maryland Economic Adjustment  Read More…


Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business No-Interest Loan Program

The Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business No-Interest Loan Program has been met with great interest over the course of the last few years. NOTICE: Due to expanded eligibility and increased interest, the program has received a growing number of applications.  As a result, the program has temporarily discontinued accepting new loan requests until existing  Read More…


Service and Benefits Program

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Service and Benefits Program provides assistance to the men and women who served in the Uniformed Services of the United States, their dependents, and survivors in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, State of Maryland and other programs for veterans and their families.  Read More…


Veterans Trust Fund

Legislation establishing the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund was passed during the 2009 Session of the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law on May 19th, 2009.  In 2013, the legislation was amended and the Trust is now a 501(c)(3) fund.  The legislation authorizes the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs to receive donations, and then make  Read More…


Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available to veterans, military personnel, and dependents in Maryland.  In addition to the scholarships listed, more information on financial assistance, programs, applications, and condition of awards, can be found by going to the Maryland Higher Education Commission listing of State Financial Aid Programs. Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship   Read More…


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