It is VA’s commitment to ensure you have the care, benefits and memorial services you have earned. This is often best done in partnership with the local Community Veteran Engagement Board, the Veteran, volunteer and faith-based organizations in your community and with your State Department of Veteran Affairs. In this email you will find information on the many ways in which these dedicated men and women are joining with our VA team to all Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors. We are honored to unite in our determination to serve you and in respect for your service to our country. – VA Secretary Robert Wilkie

Message from the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) Commissioner

“We are excited to share this first edition of our Kentucky Veterans Resources Newsletter. In partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, our goal is to inform you of benefits and resources available to you, your families, caregivers and survivors in the Commonwealth.” – Lt. Col. (Retired) Keith L. Jackson

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Learn About Education for Veterans in Kentucky
Discounted hunting and fishing permits for Kentucky resident disabled Veterans
Kentucky resident Veterans at least 50% disabled as the result of a service-connected disability can apply for a discounted combination hunting and fishing permit from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.

VERIFY ELIGIBILITY


VA’s New COVID-19 Pre-Screener Tool Safeguards Veterans and Employees

Trust WALK for Vets – Oct 1st-22nd, 2020
Show some love for yourself and others by participating in the inaugural year Trust With Appreciation & Lots of Kindness (W.A.L.K.) for Veterans.

“Trust WALK for Vets’ is 22 minutes a day, 22+ miles, 22-day virtual event helping Veterans who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness via the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund, a charitable fund administered by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Learn About Rural Health Resources for Veteran Families and Caregivers

Kentucky State Parks offer discounts to Veterans, military
Through the end of October, Veterans, active military and retirees can get discounted fees at Kentucky State Parks.
Kentucky has 17 resorts that offer golf, fishing, hiking on scenic trails, beautiful scenery and full-service restaurants. Many resorts are near or include historic sites and museums and offer programs during the fall and winter, such as elk tours, eagle watching tours and entertainment.

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5 Benefits Kentucky Veterans can take advantage of right now
Kentucky is known for its bourbon, bluegrass and horse racing. Perhaps less well known is its number of Veterans 300,000 strong, a full 7.5% of the state’s population. And Commonwealth Veterans have earned benefits that you can use right now.

Find your nearest KY Benefits Representative

Visit RallyPoint to take advantage of these Kentucky-specific programs and discuss other Veteran related topics.

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Call Us First by phone: (502) 564-9203


Welcome Home New Veterans!
New Veterans are those recently separated or Service members transitioning out of the military. KDVA would like to thank you for your service and welcome you home to Kentucky.

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Join VA’s Diverse Workforce to Positively Impact Veterans’ Lives


KY Community Veteran Engagement Boards
The Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) model enables Veterans, Service members, Military Families, Veteran advocates, community service providers and stakeholders to have a collective voice in identifying community goals and work to resolve gaps in service at the local level to improve the lives of Veterans, Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors.

There are currently two Community Veteran Engagement Boards in Kentucky: