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Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program

Are you a veteran who lost your job due to the COVID-19 pandemic? The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program was enacted as part of the American Rescue Plan and offers education and training for high-demand jobs to veterans who are unemployed due to the pandemic. Eligible veterans participating in...

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Events / News

Memorial Day 2021

Memorial Day ceremonies at State VA Cemeteries 5.3.21 UPDATE: Masks will not be required as long as social distancing is maintained. Please note, in order to aid in social distancing, no seating will be provided. The state VA cemeteries will be conducting an abbreviated Memorial Day ceremony at 11...

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Now hiring LaVetCorps Navigators!

WE’RE HIRING! Are you a student veteran, military retiree or military spouse? You could be a campus Navigator serving Louisiana’s student veterans through the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs’ LaVetCorps program! Visit vetaffairs.la.gov/lavetcorps for program information and an application to apply. Still have questions? Email nikki.clark@la.gov or call 225.219.5518....

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Calling all World War II women veterans!

The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is currently reaching out to all Louisiana World War II women veterans. We will be honoring this special group of heroes during a June ceremony in Baton Rouge. We are currently preparing to hold a luncheon which will include a guest speaker and...

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Join our team!

Join our team of healthcare heroes serving Louisiana’s veterans at one of our five state-run veterans homes! CNA Seeking certified nursing assistants at our state-run facility offering competitive base pay (varies by experience) · shift differentials up to $3 per hour for evenings, nights, weekends and holidays · flexible...

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Veterans

Updated as of Thursday, March 25, 2021 Veterans who are enrolled in the federal VA health care system and would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination should contact their VA Medical Center at one of the hotline numbers below: Alexandria VA Health Care System in Alexandria 318.483.5083 Vaccinating all...

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Louisiana Launches Business Startup Program for Veterans

Louisiana leaders launched an innovative program to hone the entrepreneurial skills of veterans who start a business in the state. Pathway to Assist Veteran Entrepreneurs, or PAVE, is a partnership of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisiana Economic Development, the Louisiana National Guard and the Louisiana Small Business...

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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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Are you experiencing a crisis?

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 five 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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