The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs was created by the State Legislature in 1999 as an executive agency with the mission of assisting veterans, active duty service members, their families and dependents, in securing benefits earned through military service. The Department’s origin follows the history of the Maryland Veterans Commission back to 1924, when the Soldiers’ Relief Fund Commission was formed to administer a State relief fund for disabled veterans of World War I.

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EMPLOYMENT

Operation Hire Maryland

Veteran Employer Tool Kit

Expedited Licensing

Jobs for Veterans

Self-Employment (RISE) Program

Search Jobs in Your Community

Maryland Business Financing Programs

State Employment Opportunities for Veterans

Commercial Driver’s License Skills Test Waiver

Small Business Financing Services

Small Business Financing Services

Veteran Owned Small Business and Maryland State Procurement

Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center

Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business No-Interest Loan Program

Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Support

Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center

EDUCATION

State Financial Aid Programs

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship

GI Bill Education Benefits and Education Scholarships

High School Diplomas for WWII and Korean War Veterans

Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Scholarship Program

HEALTHCARE

Resources for Families, Caregivers, and Survivors

Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans

Physical Health Services

Behavioral Health Services

Housing Services

Homeless Services

Long Term Health Care and Supported Living Services

Rehabilitation Services to Help Veterans Return to Work

United States and Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities Serving Maryland

WOMEN VETERANS

‘Proudly She Served’ Vehicle Tag Designation

Physical Health Services

Call Centers and Hotlines

STATE BENEFITS

Housing Services

Maryland State Parks Fees

Complimentary Lifetime Hunting License

Resident Hunting License

Nonresident Hunting License

HOPE Counseling

Rental Allowance Program (RAP)

Vehicle Registration Tax Credit

Vessel Excise Tax Credit

Combat-related license plates

Disabled license plates

Gold Star license plate

Military license plates

Organizational license plates

Justice for Vets

Stateside Legal Help

Veterans Justice Outreach

Rehabilitation Services to Help Veterans Return to Work

MARYLAND VETERANS HOME

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Amenities

MARYLAND VETERANS CEMETERIES

Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Prince George’s County, Maryland

Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Dorchester County, Maryland

Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, Baltimore County, Maryland

Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Allegeny County, Maryland

Pre Interment Application

CONTACTS

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

16 Francis St
4th Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401

410-260-3838

American Legion Department of Maryland

Room E
101 N. Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

410-752-1405
410-752-3822 Fax

execsec@mdlegion.org

American Legion Department of Maryland  Service Officer

Adrian Gamboa
31 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21201

410-230-4420
410-230-4421 Fax

adrian@mdlegion.org