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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.   Sine Die Report (April 9, 2019 Legislative Update)   Visit the Maryland General Assembly Website.  


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…


2019 Veterans Day Ceremonies

In honor of Veterans Day, the following Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs ceremonies will take place Monday, November 11, 2019 10:30 AM World War II Memorial- Route 450 at Naval Academy Bridge, 1920 Ritchie Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401 11:00 AM Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery – 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, Maryland 20623 Crownsville Veterans Cemetery – 1122  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…


FAQ’s

Unless otherwise noted, the following Departments are abbreviated to mean: MDVA- Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs USDVA- United States Department of Veterans Affairs PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs is a Maryland State Government Agency, we collaborate with, but do not have governance over the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), the  Read More…


Veterans Services Specialist Program

Did You Serve in The Military?  Do You have a Family Member Who Served in the Military? Veterans Services Specialist Program (VSS Program) Frequently Asked Questions All Maryland State Government Departments and Agencies have a Veterans Services Specialist or “liaison” who can provide general information to State employees who have served in the military or  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…


Wreaths Across America

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is proud to partner with Wreaths Across America for their annual wreath laying ceremony and event.  In 2017 alone, an estimated 35,000 wreaths were purchased and placed at the five state veteran cemeteries.  Wreaths are sponsored by individuals and are purchased exclusively through the Wreaths Across America Program.   Read More…


VA Benefits Fact Sheets, Brochures and Fliers

The VA has a number of benefits for uniformed service members, veterans, spouses, children, and parents of a deceased or disabled service member or veteran.  Benefits include compensation, pension, education and training, employment assistance, life insurance, home loans, healthcare, and burial.  Below are a number of fact sheets, fliers and brochures describing VA benefits.  Visit  Read More…


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…


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