How the Department of Veterans Affairs Supports Military and Community Compatible Use

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) works to assist veterans, active-duty service members, their families, and dependents in accessing military service benefits. The MDVA is a valuable resource for veterans living in defense communities to identify available support resources that are close to home. MDVA is one of the five state agencies that are statutory members of the MMIC.

Compatibility Factors relevant to the Department of Vetrans Affairs: Coordination/Communication

Relevant Programs and Plans

Outreach and Advocacy Program


The MDVA Outreach and Advocacy Program facilitates information sharing about federal, state, and local benefits and services that are available for Maryland's veterans. Find more information on program office locations and resources offered using this fact sheet.

Community Partner Digital Communications Toolkit


Community Partner Digital Communications Toolkit: MDVA has compiled a communications toolkit to help community partners and other organizations communicate to constituents the resources, programs, and benefits available to veterans and their families. The toolkit contains veteran population data, downloadable materials, sample email language, an overview of the Maryland General Assembly/Legislative Process, and other valuable resources to be used for facilitating MDVA information exchange within communities. MDVA has also published a MDVA 101 video to provide an overview of the five core programs that are managed and operated by the agency.

VA Benefits Assistance Resources


The MDVA Service and Benefits Program aids service members and their families looking to obtain their benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, DoD, state of Maryland, and other programs. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the MDVA Service Program office in their community to speak with an officer.


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