Governor Paul Patton established the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) in 1998. He charged the Department with helping veterans and their families obtain all federal, state, and local veterans benefits to which they are entitled. Kentucky began building a Department capable of significantly assisting Kentucky’s large veteran population.
Office of Kentucky Veterans Centers
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is committed to providing long-term skilled nursing care facilities for Kentucky's veterans. Each facility has a compassionate and professional staff committed to providing thoughtful, quality care. These facilities are also fully prepared to provide care for dementia and Alzheimer's residents.
Additionally, each of our homes is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. Physical therapy and recreational activities are available to help our residents achieve their ultimate functioning abilities. Finally, and most importantly, we are fully dedicated to providing this long-term care service to our patriots.
Office of Kentucky Veterans Services
The mission of KDVA's Cemetery Division is to ensure dignified interment for veterans in a sacred space that stands as a tribute to their service for the Commonwealth and the nation.
KDVA operates five State Veterans Cemeteries located within 75 miles of every Veteran in the Commonwealth.
Our Field Benefits Division consists of Veterans Benefits Field Representatives (VBFR) stationed at Field Offices strategically located throughout the state to assist veterans in every county of the Commonwealth. Veterans Benefits Field Representatives are also located within each nursing home as well as at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville.
Our Veterans Programs division provides numerous services to Kentucky's former servicemen and servicewomen, including assistance with finding employment opportunities, housing, and bill payment.