Who the Veterans Services Program Serves:
Carroll County veterans of any age, a widow or widower of a veteran, a child of a deceased or disabled veteran and parents who lost a son or daughter in military service.
- Collaborate with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Service Organizations in securing benefits for Veterans.
- Assist Veterans with obtaining their military discharge (DD214).
- Help with preparing and submitting compensation/pension claims to the Veterans Benefits Administration.
- Link veterans to the VA Healthcare system, advocate for veterans and their families and connect veterans to other community agencies, services and providers.
- Track claims and assists with additional development requests made by the Veterans Benefits Administration.
- Assist with denied claims by filing Notices of Disagreement or filing Appeals to reverse the negative decision.
Carroll County Veteran’s Shuttle Transportation Program
- Free shuttle to transport veterans to VA medical facilities.
- Pick up at convenient, centralized locations.
- Caregivers also ride for free.
- Veteran’s Transportation Shuttle Program PDF
Veteran Directed Home & Community Based Services Program
PURPOSE: The Maryland Department of Aging in collaboration with the Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Carroll County Bureau of Aging & Disabilities administer the Veteran Directed Home and Community Bases Services Program. The goal of the program is to help veterans stay in their homes and be engaged in their communities. Veterans enrolled in the program, self-direct and manage a budget that may be used to supplement or meet their long term care support needs without resorting to assisted living or nursing home care.
ELIGIBILITY: Veterans must be current participants in the VA Maryland Healthcare System, Home Care Program.
Examples of Services Veterans may receive:
- Cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, and other household chores.
- Personal care like bathing, hair washing, bladder, and bowel care, care of your teeth.
- Home repairs and maintenance.
- Installation of ramps or grab bars.
- Independent living supports or help with errands or shopping,
- Non-medical transportation,
- Adaptive equipment such as mobility aids, communications devices, hygiene equipment,
- Repairs to adaptive equipment
- Medical supplies such as pads, diapers, or nutritional supplements.
- Emergency alert response installation.
- Emergency alert response maintenance.
- Companionship services.
- Supported employment services and job coaching.
- Day training.
- Pest control.
- Yard work.
- Savings for your emergency back-up plan.