Veterans

If you are a veteran and in need of immediate assistance, please contact the Veteran's Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1. You can also text to 838255 or chat online at www.veteranscrisisline.net.  

As your United States Senator, I am committed to keeping America’s promise to serve and honor the men and women who are America’s veterans and their families. There are more than 400,000 veterans living in Maryland. We have a shared responsibility to ensure that veterans and their families receive the benefits they have earned. 

There are three Administrations within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):

If you have a claim or appeal with any Administration within the VA, have a question about your application or believe that the VA has not given your case proper consideration, I may be able to help. Although I do not have the ability to influence a case's outcome, I can help to ensure that your case will be given fair and careful consideration.

Before I can make an inquiry on your behalf, the Privacy Act of 1974 requires that you give me your written authorization. To do this, please complete and sign the Privacy Release Form and return it to my office: 

111 Rockville Pike, Suite 960 
Rockville, MD 20850
FAX: (301) 545-1512
assistance@vanhollen.senate.gov 

If your issue is time sensitive, please call my office at (301) 545-1500.  
In addition to the constituent services my office provides to veterans, service members, and their families, I have listed below some useful links to the benefits and services available to Marylanders:

Help with a VA Claim: 
If you need help filing a VA claim/appeal or would like to know the benefits for which you might qualify, please contact the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Service and Benefits Program. Veteran Benefits Specialist are located in communities throughout Maryland to assist veterans and their eligible dependents in acquiring benefits. A list of locations can be found here

General Veterans Benefits: 

Healthcare and Mental Health Resources 

10 N Greene Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 605-7000 

  • Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center 

50 Irving Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20310 
Phone: (202) 745-8000 

  • Martinsburg VA Medical Center 

510 Butler Avenue 
Martinsburg, WV 25405 
Phone: (304) 263-0811 

Housing Assistance and Homelessness: 

Education and Training:    

Jobs and Employment: 

 Financial Assistance: 

Records: 

Burials and Memorial