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LDVA 2018 After Action Report

The LDVA had a great year! Here are some highlights from our 2018 After Action Report: In fiscal year 2017, LDVA Benefits Division’s Contact Assistance Section helped bring in $1,296,849,000.00 in federal VA compensation and pension to 284,074 Louisiana veterans, their families, and/or their dependents. Since 2016, $7,421,608.73 has been...

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Chainsaw Artist Honors Veterans

Della Meredith makes unique “battle cross” pieces for LDVA homes RESERVE, La. – Monday, Dec. 10, was just another day at the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home (SELVH), except that the sounds of Della Meredith’s chainsaw could be heard throughout the Recreation Center and...

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RELEASE: Gov. Edwards Releases Latest “Louisiana: On the Right Track” Video Highlighting the LDVA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2018 Contact: govpress@la.gov “Louisiana: On the Right Track” Video Series Highlights Accomplishments by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs Baton Rouge, La — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards highlights accomplishments by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) in the latest installment of the “Louisiana: On the Right Track”...

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Find your nearest service office.

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.

Crisis Line Website

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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