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MDVA Cemetery Program Changes

**PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE CEMETERY PROGRAM: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 29, 2018** As of October 29, 2018 the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Cemetery Program will implement 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  Read More…


Saluting Branches: September 19 Volunteer Event

Special thanks to Saluting Branches who during September 2018 provided volunteer expert tree care services at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery during the nationwide Day of Service. Unite. Volunteer. Honor. Join the Saluting Branches initiative to give back to those who gave so much. Tree care companies, arborists and industry professionals volunteered their time and talents on September 19,  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…


2017 Annual Report

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs 2017 Annual Report is now available.  Highlights from the report include: The Service Program, in FY17, submitted 3,995 disability compensation and pension claims for adjudication to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Maryland Veterans received over 27 million dollars in new/increased and one-time monthly cash benefits with support from  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…


Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program and Fund

During the 2017 Maryland Legislative Session, Senate Bill 441 created the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program and Fund in the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill was approved by Governor Hogan May 4 and took effect July 1, 2017. The Program educates veterans and the community about Maryland based service and support dog programs  Read More…


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