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Reports and Resources

2019 Annual Report

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs 2019 Annual Report is now available.  Highlights from the report include: The Service Program, in FY19, submitted 4,917 disability compensation and pension claims for adjudication to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Maryland Veterans received almost 34 million dollars in new/increased and one-time monthly cash benefits with support from  Read More…


2020 Legislative Session

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 2020 Legislative Session commenced on January 8 and has concluded early, effective March 18.  Sign up for the MDVA newsletter to receive weekly updates on bills effecting military service members, veterans, and their  Read More…


Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Unless otherwise noted, the following Departments are abbreviated to mean: MDVA- Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs USDVA- United States Department of Veterans Affairs 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 USDVA Healthcare  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…


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…


Quick References for Maryland State Library Staff

Resources for Maryland State Library Staff To Assist in the Service to Veterans and Families Do you have a veteran or family member looking for their DD214 or other military personnel records? Was the veteran discharged after October 15, 1979 and did they return to Maryland? Is the veteran a World War II veteran and  Read More…


War Memorial Commission

Authorization for the War Memorial Commission was enacted in 1924. In 1970, the Commission became part of the Department of General Services. It was transferred to the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs in 1999.  In 1927, The War Memorial Building and the War Memorial Plaza were erected in Baltimore to honor Maryland residents who died  Read More…


Veterans Home Commission

The Maryland Veterans Home Commission was created in 1975 to provide a home for veterans in Maryland. In 1999, the Commission became part of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. The Commission advises the Department on issues relating to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, the only State veterans home.  Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is located in  Read More…


Maryland Veterans Commission

Origins of the Maryland Veterans Commission trace to 1924, when the Soldiers’ Relief Fund Commission formed to administer a State relief fund for disabled veterans of World War I. The Commission became the Veterans Relief Commission in 1929. It was renamed the Maryland Veterans Commission in 1935. In 1971, the Commission joined the Department of  Read More…


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