The state of West Virginia is often considered one of the most patriotic states in the nation. This reputation was built by the countless men and women who have left the Mountain State in defense of this great country and by those who continue to fight for our freedom. With nearly one in ten of our citizens having served in the US Armed Forces – more people per capita than most other states – West Virginians have always ensured our veterans receive the respect and support they so deserve. The WVDVA continues to work to improve the lives of West Virginia’s veterans and welcomes you to provide any feedback that might help us better serve our state’s heroes and their families. 

The mission of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance (WVDVA) is to aid and advise honorably discharged West Virginia veterans and their qualifying dependents and to ensure they are provided the care, assistance and recognition they deserve. Numerous programs, sixteen field and claims offices and three facilities fall under the purview of the WVDVA, enabling the department to meet this goal.

24 Hour Veterans Crisis Line  800-273-8255 Press 1


West Virginia Military Connection

In-state Tuition Rates for Nonresident Veterans

Yellow Ribbon Program

Military Incentive Program

Veterans’ Awards for Excellence

Veterans CDL Skills Test Waiver

Veterans’ Preference

Vet Success

Work Force West Virginia

U.S. Department of Labor

Job Hero


High School Diplomas for Veterans

Veterans Reeducation Assistance

War Orphan Education Program

Veterans Upward Bound

Medal of Honor & Purple Heart Tuition Waivers


Veterans Transportation Program


VA Health Care


Justice for Vets

Stateside Legal Help

Veterans Justice Outreach

Jack Bennett Fund

Afghanistan War Veterans Bonus

West Virginia Service Cross

West Virginia State Parks Fees

West Virginia News

West Virginia Military Connection

West Virginia Homestead Exemption

Disabled Veteran License Plate

Special Military License Plates

Military Plate Designs

Veterans CDL Skills Test Waiver

Veteran Designation on West Virginia Driver’s Licenses


West Virginia Veterans Home

West Virginia Veterans Nursing Facility


Donel. C Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery


West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance

1514-B Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25311


304-558-3662 Fax

American Legion Department of West Virginia

2016 Kanawha Blvd.
East 25311
Charleston, WV 25332

304-343-7592 Fax

American Legion Department of West Virginia  Service Officer

Robbie Robinson
365 Quaint Swan Dale Dr
Martinsburg, WV 25404