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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…


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…


2017 Legislative Session Update

The 2017 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session ended on Monday April 10, 2017.  The final legislative update is provided here.  Bills highlighted have passed. Visit the Maryland General Assembly for more information.   11 April 2017 Legislative Update


2016 Annual Report

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs 2016 Annual Report is now available.  Highlights from the report include: The Service Program, in FY16, submitted 4,865 disability compensation and pension claims for adjudication to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Maryland Veterans received over 29 million dollars in new/increased and one-time monthly cash benefits with support from  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…


State Procurement

Attention Veteran Owned and Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Owners: Please see eMaryland Marketplace for a full listing of contracting opportunities with the State of Maryland Departments and Agencies.  For more opportunities and information for veteran owned small business owners visit the Department of General Services. The partial list below may be of particular interest to veteran owned  Read More…


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