Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

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Connecting Veterans with the Benefits They’ve Earned


Jun 5, 2015

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.

 


Sincerely,

Congressman John P. Sarbanes
Maryland's Third Congressional District 
 

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