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Never Give Up: VAC Matt Cole’s Story

Matt Cole, LDVA Veteran Assistance Counselor – All of the LDVA’s Veteran Assistance Counselors are veterans themselves. They understand what you are going through and go the extra mile to help fellow veterans navigate through the Federal VA compensation and benefits claims process. Matt Cole is a U.S. Marine...

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Home Sweet Home

Henry H. Ratcliff enlisted in the in the United States Army in 1942 and served during WWII. He’s seen and done more in his lifetime than most can imagine. For the past two years, this living legend is now a proud resident of LDVA’s Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home located in...

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LDVA’s Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery lays to rest its first Mariner

Merchant Marine from Leesville Remembered for Service and Love of Family Alton Billingsley “A.B” Kay was born on Jan. 11, 1926 and, after a long and full life, he became the first Merchant Marine to be buried at the LDVA’s Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. A.B. was born and raised...

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Individual VA benefits and claims information is only given through an accredited Veterans Assistance Counselor.


You could be eligible for emergency financial assistance through LDVA.

The Military Family Assistance Fund awarded $350,000 to assist 171,000 veterans and their families affected by flooding in 2016. The fund provides support for a variety of financial hardships when certain criteria apply.

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The Veterans Crisis Line is here to support you.

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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We care for our elder veterans in VA homes across the state.

Our state-of-the-art facilities provide specialized services for veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents in five locations across the state, including Jackson, Bossier City, Monroe, Reserve, and Jennings.

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We honor veterans and their families with dedicated burial honors.

LDVA operates four Veteran Cemeteries across the state, offering a variety of burial options for veterans, spouses, and dependent children. We are proud to honor our service members and their families with beautiful, spacious grounds and a variety of burial benefits.

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