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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 the Service Program
  • The most recent 2016 year to date census for the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home reached 90% capacity in skilled nursing and 82% capacity in assisted living
  • Volunteers contributed nearly 20,000 donated hours to the Veterans Home in 2016
  • The Cemetery Program interred 3,432 veterans and dependents in 2016 with three out of five cemeteries among the top ten busiest cemeteries in the Country
  • The Memorial Program dedicated the Gold Star Families Memorial in Annapolis on Veterans Day
  • The Maryland Veterans Trust received $68,575 in donations from the Maryland Lottery in 2016 and has distributed over $180,780 in grants and loans to veterans in need
  • The Outreach and Advocacy Program attended over 240 events in 2016, made over 5,500 face to face contacts with the community and grew its email distribution to over 50,000 contacts

To read more, visit the 2016 Annual Report.


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