For Maryland veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides information and assistance so that veterans receive all the benefits they have earned. While federal benefits include health care, education, home loans, and vocational rehabilitation, Maryland provides additional benefits, such as educational grants and scholarships, reduced fees and tax credits, business loans, veterans homes, and hunting and fishing privileges. Also, through the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund, the Maryland Veterans Trust provides monetary and other assistance to both veterans and their families, and to programs that support them. Moreover, as part of the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Veterans Affairs promotes and safeguards quality education and training programs for all veterans.
Concerns about veterans affairs also are addressed by the General Assembly through the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, and the Maryland Veterans Caucus.
Carillon, Crownsville State Veterans Cemetery, 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, Maryland, October 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
*Fred L. Wineland Building, 16 Francis St., 4th floor, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 260-3838; 1-866-793-1577 (toll free); fax: (410) 216-7928
(*note: no veteran benefits specialists at 16 Francis St.; contact service program at 1-800-446-4926, ext. 6450, to meet with service officer or for paperwork signed by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD
Joint Force Headquarters
Fifth Regiment Armory, 29th Division St., Baltimore, MD 21201
MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM
(within U.S. Department of Defense)
1400 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301 - 1400
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
810 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20420
1-877-273-8255 (crisis line, press "1")
1-877-222-VETS (8387) (health care)
1-800-488-8244 (inspector general)
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