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County Executive Marc Elrich and Montgomery County Veterans Logo: Montgomery County Thanks Our Veterans and Their Families - Honor Their Service - Strengthen Our Community

Welcome to the Montgomery County's Veterans' Affairs Homepage.
Please take advantage of the many time-saving online options we have made available for you. I hope the information contained herein is useful in accessing our many services and programs for Veterans. I invite you to share these links with others  to ensure that all Veterans and their families have the opportunity to obtain the support they deserve. Please e-mail me with any questions or suggestions you might have. Thanks for visiting our website and - even more - thank you for your service to America.
Signature: March Elrich
Marc Elrich, County Executive


The Montgomery County, MD Commission on Veterans Affairs wants you to know that we are here to support you. If you need any support, we have resources for you (Silver Spring Vet Center,  VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Gaithersburg, Serving Together,  Steven A.  Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals Foundation, EveryMind, Montgomery County Crisis Center and others). All of us on the Commission have friends, family, and colleagues who served in Afghanistan or know someone whose life was irrevocably changed by their time or their family/friend member's time there.  We pay special tribute to the Blue Star and Gold Star families. 

Like most in our community, we have followed the fall of Afghanistan this past week with concern and grief. We grieve for those Americans who have lost so much, for our allies in Afghanistan, and for those who face impending human rights atrocities. In the wake of so much tragic recent news, from the rise in deaths due to the Delta variant, to the loss of life in Haiti, to the recent deaths by suicide of our Capital Police Officers, and our troops, we are experiencing heightened anxiety and trauma. 
If you need to talk, please reach out and you can find resources in the Commission's Veterans Network Directory - Behavioral Health, Counseling & Wellness Supports.

Wayne Miller, LCSW
Dr. Robert Koffman, MD, MPH
Vice Chair

Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs

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Requesting Your Military Service Records / DD 2-14 / Medical Records

Whenever a veteran requests benefits and services, a copy of the individual’s discharge papers are required to verify eligibility. This includes admission to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, Maryland’s five cemeteries, VA claims and a myriad of other services provided to veterans and their families. Veterans and their next of kin can request a copy of the service member’s DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty from the National Archives. You can request the DD214 online via their website -  Click on the link “Submit your request online”. You can also make a request by sending Standard Form 180 (SF-180) to Request Military Service Records to: National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records, 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138. 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Provides information on VA benefits such as disability, health care, education and training, housing assistance, careers and employment, life insurance, pension, and burials and memorials. Users can register with the site and manage their health and benefits including refill prescriptions, get VA health records, check claim and appeal status, check Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, and message their health care team. Please review the Annual Income Limits to learn more about VA National Income Limits for medical benefits and prescriptions.

Applying for VA Benefits and Claims Assistance
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Service and Benefits Program provides assistance to the men and women who served in the Uniformed Services of the United States, their dependents, and survivors in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, State of Maryland and other programs for veterans and their families.

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
David Skisano, Veterans Benefits Specialist II (VBS)
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Service Center
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
15 Metropolitan Grove Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-987-8412 (V)

301-987-8496 (FAX)
By appointment only.  Contact via email or phone.
Please leave a message and he will return the call as soon as possible. 

For more information and resources, view our Veterans Network Directory - Benefits & Claims Assistance and Retirement Benefits.  To view an Adobe PDF file, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file. You can obtain one for FREE from Adobe Systems Incorporated.  Download Acrobat Reader

COVER: Veterans Network Directory

Veterans Network Directory

A directory of providers, agencies, and advocacy organizations that offer local, state and national resources for veterans, military service members, and their families.  Montgomery County does not endorse or assume responsibility for any product, method, service or treatment listed in this resource directory that is not a County program.

COVER: Veteran Key Contacts and Other Resources

Veteran Key Contacts and Other Resources   (PDF)

Quick resource guide to key programs and resources for veterans and their families.

This website is a project of the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs.
For more information please call 240-777-1246 (V).

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Proudly Supporting the U.S. Uniformed Services, and their families, and Recognizing the Military Service of our Armed Forces