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. 

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  In the Commonwealth we have approximately 116,000 Vietnam Veterans. To become a Commemorative Partner please email us at for more information on how you can join us in Welcoming our Vietnam Veterans home.

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On Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m., Lady Vets Connect will hold a ribbon-cutting for its Thurman-Abbott Home for Lady Veterans, 980 De Porres Ave. in Lexington. 

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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.

Gold Star Family Monument Dedication
10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff.

Paint for Women Veterans Fundraiser
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16 at Locust Trace Ag Center, 3591 Leestown Rd. in Lexington.

Eastern Kentucky Women Veterans Regional Conference
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Hazard Community College in Hazard. Admission Free, but Registration Required.

Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at KDVA Headquarters in Frankfort. Registration Required

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


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