Veteran Resources in Kentucky
The Bluegrass State is home to more than 331,000 veterans and their families, and for Kentucky veterans, many resources and services are available to make life healthier and more enjoyable. The Commonwealth of Kentucky has committed to honoring its veterans, and has put in place numerous resources and support services to make sure those who served are properly thanked for their sacrifices.
If you’re not sure where to start in accessing your benefits, or those of your spouse or parent, a good place to start is the Kentucky Department of Veteran Affairs (KDVA). This office provides professional, free assistance to veterans in obtaining and using federal and state benefits to which they are entitled. Their accredited experts help veterans and their dependents make successful claims for benefits such as access to veterans nursing homes, burial with honors in veterans cemeteries, counseling, and assistance for homeless and women veterans. The KDVA runs 18 Field Offices strategically located throughout the state with Veterans Benefits Field Representatives located within each nursing home and one at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville.
Veterans in Kentucky have access to VA healthcare through three different VA Medical Centers and 21 local Community-Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC) and outpatient clinics. Each of the VA Medical Centers has a patient advocate on staff, and any difficulties you encounter may most likely be resolved through their help.
Written By Megan Hammons