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Do you need to apply for VA benefits? Contact our Service Program for assistance.

(UPDATED August 31, 2022) PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OFFICE LOCATIONS AND STATUS OF OPERATIONS AT INDIVIDUAL OFFICES.  

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Service and Benefits Program provides assistance to the men and women who served in the Uniformed Services of the United States, their dependents, and survivors in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, State of Maryland and other programs for veterans and their families.

What to expect during an appointment:
  • Military separation discharge document review
  • VA system review: Healthcare, Benefits, and Cemeteries
  • MDVA programs review: Charlotte Hall Veterans Home and Cemeteries
  • Disability compensation/pension claim submission (if discharge paperwork supports the claim)

If a claim is submitted, what to expect next:

  • Claim processing tracking
  • Additional claim development (if needed)
  • Decision review and explanation of benefits

Unless otherwise noted, all MDVA Service Program offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00, by appointment only.  Please call an office near you to schedule an appointment in advance of visiting.

Baltimore: Regional Office

Phil Munley, Director
Debra Hynes, Deputy Director
Gerry Taylor, Chief, Veterans Appeals
Cardell Bass, Western Area Supervisor
Garry Brown,Veterans Benefit Specialist Advanced
Stacy Travers, Veterans Benefits Specialist Advanced
Katherine Perkins, Administrative Aide
31 Hopkins Plaza, Room 3020
Baltimore, MD 21201
800-446-4926, ext. 6450
800-446-4926, ext. 1 (office secretary)
Fax: 410-230-4445

Baltimore VA Medical Center (Monday and Friday, 9:00-3:00)

Garry Brown, Veterans Benefits Specialist Advanced
VA Maryland Healthcare System
10 North Greene Street, 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-299-0304

Bel Air

Michael Cantrell, Veterans Benefits Specialist II
Jermaine Wesley, Office Secretary, Contractual
Motor Vehicle Administration
Bel Air Service Center
501 W. Macphail Road
Bel Air, MD  21014
410-638-6501 (benefits specialist)
410-638-638-6507 (office secretary)
410-683-6549 (fax)

Camp Springs (Per Prince George’s County/Harriet Hunter Building: in person appointments now accepted, visitors must be masked, agree to temperature checks, and complete a COVID screening questionnaire upon entry)

Aaron Awkward, Veterans Benefits Specialist II
Mikele Moses-El, Office Secretary III
Harriet Hunter Building, 6420 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748
301-248-0463

Carroll County Veterans Services Program (Supported by, but not an MDVA service office): Call for information on hours

125 Stoner Avenue
Westminster, MD 21157
410-386-3800

Charlotte Hall

Willie Borden, Jr., Veterans Benefits Specialist II
29431 Charlotte Hall Rd., Room 105
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
301-884-8177
301-263-7194 (fax)

Cumberland

Aaron Clark, Veterans Benefits Specialist Advanced
Cumberland Motor Vehicle Administration Service Center
13300 Winchester Road, SW
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-729-4676

Easton

Janet C. Thomas, Area Supervisor
11 South Harrison Street
Easton, MD 21601 (physical address)
P.O. Box 1148
Easton, MD 21601 (mailing address)
410-690-7181

Frederick

Andrew Rutherford, Veterans Benefits Specialist II
Multi-Service Center
100 West Patrick St., Rm 2120
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-2155

Gaithersburg

David Skisano, Veterans Benefits Specialist II
Gaithersburg Motor Vehicle Administration Service Center
15 Metropolitan Grove Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-987-8412/301-987-8413
(Fax) 301-987-8496

Glen Burnie

James Wilkes, Veterans Benefits Specialist II
Sarah Jackson, Office Secretary II
Motor Vehicle Administration
Glen Burnie Service Center, Ground Floor
6601 Ritchie Highway
Room 30 (for a benefits specialist)
Room 8A (for mail)
Glen Burnie, MD 21062
410-424-3039
410-424-3047 (fax)

Hagerstown

Andrea Jones, Veterans Benefits Specialist II
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Service Center
18306 Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
240-527-6894
FAX: 240-527-6893

Laurel (Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00, in person appointments starting July 12)

Vacant, Veterans Benefits Specialist II (temporary coverage by Garry Brown on Tuesday and Thursday)
Howard County Multi-Service Center
9900 Washington Blvd., Suite I
Laurel, MD 20723
410-313-0229

Salisbury

Michelle Licata, Veterans Benefits Specialist II
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
Salisbury Branch
251 Tilghman Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
(O) 410-219-7256
(F) 410-219-7257


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