The National Association of State Directors of Veteran Affairs (NASDVA) is an organization that represents Veteran Services Departments from every state. If you are not a Massachusetts resident or planning to move out of Massachusetts visit http://www.nasdva.us/links.htm
in order to find the Veteran Services Department of your state or the state that you are planning to move to. The NASDVA is a well respected agency with a history dating back to 1946. In the aftermath of World War II many Veterans earned State and Federal benefits which required coordinated efforts to assure that Veterans received these entitlements. Thus, States developed a Department or Agency designated as the “Office of Prime Responsibility” for Veteran services and programs. The members of NASDVA are the Chief Executive Officers or State Directors of Veterans’ Affairs in each State as well as the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
It is important to note that collectively state governments commit more than $4 billion annually of their own resources to support of our nation’s Veterans and their families. States are second only to the federal VA in providing benefits and services to the men and women who defend our nation. Although each state is unique, with its own traditions, programs, and resources, we are united by our common goal to make a difference in the lives of our Veterans.