Veterans Resources

Latest info on COVID-19 vaccines at VA health facilities:  The Martinsburg VA Medical Center has expanded its eligibility requirement for the COVID-19 vaccine following the guidance of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans of any age who are enrolled through the medical center or CBOC have priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Save Lives Act will allow the VA to vaccinate all veterans, veteran spouses, caregivers and Civilian Health and Medical Program recipients, regardless of their VA eligibility. Call the COVID Vaccine Call Center at 304-579-2550, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule your appointment.  Please visit the VA website or the Martinsburg VA Facebook page for up to date changes in policy.

To register for the COVID vaccine in Frederick County, complete the online interest form. For those needing assistance to complete the form, you may call 301-600-7900, 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. La linea en espanol es 301-600-7905. The latest information from the Frederick County Health Department may be found here.

If you would like to suggest an additional resource or correct a link, please email the VAC Coordinator.

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NEW If you have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are behind on your rent or utilities, the Religious Coalition may be able to help you with financial assistance. Beginning March 15, Frederick County residents may begin applying for assistance in paying back rent and/or utilities resulting from the COVID crisis.   Please see this one-pager for information on the Frederick County rental and utility assistance programs. 

NEW  A complete list of Financial Resources and Services across all of Maryland State Government has been compiled to assist Marylanders in need. 

NEW Frederick County has developed a new web based application to find help residents find local food distribution resources.  

NEW Guide to COVID-19 Related Information for Veteran and Military Families in Frederick County
NEW Senior Call Check: Free service from the State to check in on home-bound seniors 1-866-502-4325
NEW Frederick County Health Department Corona Virus Guidance
NEW VA Resources for COVID-19 
NEW October 2020 Quick Reference Guide to Veterans Services in Frederick County
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs 2020 Quick Reference Guide
Maryland Veterans Trust
The Federal Department of Veterans Affairs 1-844-698-2311 https://www.va.gov/
Veterans Advisory Council Brochure

Benefits

NEW How Can I Help: A Guide to VA Services
NEW Checklists for Applying for VA Benefits
NEW VA Center for Minority Veterans
NEW Expanded Access to Military Shopping
NEW Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 2019

Benefit Services (Disability Compensation, Pension including Aid & Attendance, VA Health Care, DD214 requests)
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs - Frederick, MD 301-600-2155
ebenefits (online claims system) 1-800-983-0937

Transportation

Veterans Transportation Network (through Martinsburg VA Medical Center)
TransIT-Plus Application

Education

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/contact_us.asp 1-888-442-4551
Frederick Community College 
Mount St. Mary’s University

Employment

Frederick County Workforce Services, 301-600-2355
Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)

NEW Small Business Guide to the CARES Act

NEW Guide to Employers Seeking Veterans

NEW EEOC and Employment Opportunities for Disabled Veterans

Housing

Homeless Veterans Call 1-877-424-3838
VA Home Loans 1-888-768-2132
NEW Senior Housing Resources in Frederick County
NEW Charlotte Hall Veterans Home

Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, 301-631-2670 (general intake).  Select Extension 127 to apply for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance.

Medical

Health Care Options Through VA (Mission Act)
Live Healthy Prescription Drug Discount Program
VAC Healthcare Presentation 3-20-19
Fort Detrick VA Outpatient Clinic 800-817-3807
Martinsburg VA Medical Center 304-263-0811
Richard Barquist Army Medical Clinic (Ft. Detrick) 301-619-7175

Mental Health

NEW Operation Roll Call is a free service of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans will receive regular check-in calls and a chance to talk to someone who can offer support. Call 1-877-770-4801 to enroll.

NEW inTransition is a free, and confidential  program that offers specialized coaching and assistance to ALL military members and Veterans who are seeking behavioral health care services.  These services are accessible 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Contact https://pdhealth.mil/inTransition or call 800-424-7877.  There is also a Psychological Health Resource Center available to family 24/7/365. 866-966-1020

National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255 (or text 838255)
The Vet Center (Counseling Services) 304-263-6776
Maryland Access Point (Seniors and Disabled)
Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans 
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals 301-588-8700
National Alliance on Mental Illness 800-950-NAMI or text NAMI to 741741

Legal

There is a virtual pro bono legal clinic at the DC VA Medical Center every other Friday, from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Call 202-733-3317 to make an appointment.

NEW The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233

NEW Maryland Legal Aid Joining Forceslegal assistance for low income Veterans.

NEW Free Women Veterans Legal Clinic

Burials

Headstones & Markers 1-800-697-6947
National Cemetery Scheduling 1-800-535-1117

To Apply for a Printed ID Card

www.Vets.gov

Discharge Records

Military Discharge Records WWII-Maryland 410-396-8013
Military Discharge Records, including DD214’s 314-801-0800

Veterans Organizations

AMVETS
The American Legion
VFW Post 3285