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2019 Legislative Session Update

The General Assembly is Maryland’s legislative body and directly represents the electorate. The state has 47 districts represented by 47 Senators and 141 Delegates. The following report represents current bills which may impact our military service members, veterans, and their families.   February 13, 2019 Legislative Update February 7, 2019 Legislative Update January 31, 2019 Legislative Update   Visit the Maryland General  Read More…


2018 Annual Report

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs 2018 Annual Report is now available.  Highlights from the report include: The Service Program, in FY18, submitted 4,827 disability compensation and pension claims for adjudication to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Maryland Veterans received almost 30 million dollars in new/increased and one-time monthly cash benefits with support from  Read More…


MDVA Cemetery Program Changes

  Effective October 29, 2018 the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery Program has implemented the following changes to policy and interment costs for all five (5) Maryland State Veterans Cemeteries: Burial Costs: The opening/closing  cost will be $780.00 for casketed or cremated interment for all eligible dependents of the veteran.  Please note that veteran  Read More…


Archived Newsletters

  The MDVA sends a bi weekly electronic newsletter. The newsletter contains state partner and federal partner news, MDVA event photos and updates, as well as community partner news to include upcoming events. To view archived newsletters, please see below. To sign up for the MDVA electronic newsletter, please visit the home page of our  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…


Donate to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepts Online Donations Business Wire February 16, 2017  ANNAPOLIS, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Giving back to veterans and their spouses who have given so much through their service has never been easier. Charlotte Hall Veterans Home now accepts monetary donations online. Charlotte Hall is a program sponsored by  Read More…


MDVA News

June 8, 2017 Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Receives Landscape Makeover from The Home Depot Foundation Charlotte Hall, MD- Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, an assisted living and nursing program located in St. Mary’s County, received today a landscape makeover from The Home Depot Foundation.  More than 100 Team Depot Volunteers, along with military volunteers, participated in  Read More…


USVA News

The following news updates and fact sheets are provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. August 17, 2017 Forever GI Bill- Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act The President signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which will bring significant changes to Veterans education  Read More…


    
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