Serving Veterans in the Commonwealth

That is our mission, our job, and our privilege. We work every day to make sure Kentucky's 331,000 veterans and their families receive all the benefits and services they have earned. Here you will find information on benefits counseling, skilled long-term care at state veterans centers, dignified interment at state veterans cemeteries, health care, education, employment and special programs for women veterans, homeless veterans and others. 

small CommemorativePartnerLogo_Final_10-3-12 ai.png Spotlight: Kentucky Veterans of the Vietnam War: In Their Own Words
 KET invites you to the special premier showings of Kentucky Vietnam Veterans: In Their Own Words. This oral history, in the works for the past year, shows Kentucky veterans telling their personal stories of their time in Vietnam.

  Spotlight: Veterans Day
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Veterans Day, November 11, falls on a Friday this year.  The week of November 6 - 13 is National Veterans Week. Reach out to the Veterans in your community, especially the Vietnam Veterans in this Commemoration Year, and the women veterans, in the continuing Year of the Women Veteran.

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KDVA proudly offers FREE benefits assistance, including filing claims and appeals, by our 18 Veterans Benefits Field Representatives to veterans in every county of the Commonwealth. Our benefits experts are fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and take pride in obtaining every benefit and service veterans have earned.


Two Ways to Stay Informed:

Sign up for text alerts.  We send these no more than two or three times per week, always to call attention to imminent events of interest to veterans.  Text Follow kyveterans to 40404.

Join the KDVA listserve. We send no more than two or three emails per day about events and issues importatnt to veterans. If you wish to be added to the listserve, please email


​News & Events

Become a Vietnam War Commemorative Partner 
Join more than 100 Kentucky communities and organizations.
Find out how your town, country, group, business or club can honor local Vietnam Veterans and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at KDVA Headquarters in Frankfort. 

Free Workforce Credential Testing for Veterans
Limited Time Offer. Interested veterans should contact their local Kentucky Career Center and request a free NCRC for Kentucky veterans. To find the nearest Kentucky Career Center, log onto


24-Hour VA Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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    Recent Events

    Presentation to Legislative Leaders

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    KDVA Commissioner Arflack, right, opens a presentation Friday to Rep. Tim Moore, second from right, and Sen. Albert Robinson, second from left, who are the chairs of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection.

    Reaching Out for Veterans Day

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    KDVA General Counsel Dennis Shepherd gave a presentation at Morning Pointe East in Lexington with veteran and former Fayette County Judge- Executive Jon Larsen (standing in back.) They presented certificates to the veterans present. 

    Honor Flight Guardian

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    KDVA Youth Council President Chapel Tinius served as a Guardian on the Screaming Eagles Honor Flight Sept. 24. She also serves as the Current Miss KY Outstanding Teen 2016

    Paint for Women Veterans

    Women Veterans, friends, family and supporters raised more than $300 at the Paint for Women Veterans fundraiser in Lexington.  The proceeds go to the Kentucky Women Veterans Program Trust Fund. More pictures here.

    KDVA Headquarters

    1111B Louisville Rd
    Frankfort, KY 40601
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     Phone: (502) 564-9203
     Toll-free: (800) 572-6245
     Fax: (502) 564-9240