Connecting Veterans with the Benefits They’ve Earned
This past weekend, I held a Veterans Benefits Workshop at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association. With help from the Veterans Benefits Administration, we were able to offer veterans one-on-one information sessions to learn about the benefits available to them and to receive updates about the status of individual claims.
I was honored to hear so many positive reactions from veterans who attended the event.
If you are a veteran and could not make the event, the below resources may be helpful to you. As always, if you or a veteran you know needs help, please contact my office at (410) 832-8890.
Resources for Veterans
- Health Care: The VA Maryland Health Care System is responsible for providing veterans care through numerous locations around the state, including medical centers located in downtown Baltimore, Perry Point and a variety of outpatient clinics. Visit: http://www.maryland.va.gov/.
- Post-9/11 GI Bill: Veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill may find this Frequently Asked Questions database useful. Visit: https://gibill.custhelp.com/app/answers/list.
- eBenefits: This site allows veterans to file claims online, as well as track the status of their pending claim with the VA. Visit: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal.
- MDVA: In addition to providing veterans in Maryland with information and support, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs also acts as a Veterans Service Organization that can assist with filing claims. Visit: http://veterans.maryland.gov/maryland-department-of-veterans-affairs-service-benefits-program/.
- National Cemetery Administration: The VA can provide burial and funeral benefits in some cases. Visit: http://www.cem.va.gov/.
- Housing: Through the HUD/VASH program, the VA has partnered with HUD to find affordable housing to combat homelessness. Visit: http://www.va.gov/homeless/hud-vash.asp.
Congressman John P. Sarbanes
Maryland's Third Congressional District