All Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services Offices will be closed to walk-in traffic until further notice. To make your request online, please click here.

All in-person Itinerant Office appointments are currently suspended. Mobile Veteran Service Officers will be conducting all appointments via telephone.

Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Bureau of Veterans' Services! We hope that this site helps you find answers to your questions about the state and federal benefits you have earned for yourself and your family.

Please visit us anytime at our central office at Camp Keyes in Augusta, or at our seven dedicated field offices and itinerant locations, stretching from Caribou to Springvale.

To fulfill your request, the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services may require the need to contact State and Federal agencies on your behalf. By contacting our office, you understand and acknowledge this possibility, and authorize the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services to work on your behalf.

It is our honor to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments:

David A. Richmond, Director
Bureau of Veterans' Services
117 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0117
207-430-6035
mainebvs@maine.gov

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Who Are You?

I am a Veteran

I am a Family Member

I am a Survivor/Dependent

I am a Caregiver

I am a Transitioning Service Member

I am a Homeless (or at Risk of Becoming Homeless) Veteran

I am an Employer

  1. How can I promote my job opportunities to veterans?

  2. Are there tax benefits to hiring veterans?

    The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment, such as veterans. To learn more visit https://www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/ or the enclosed Fact Sheet on tax credits for hiring veterans.

  3. I'd like to learn more about military/veteran culture, are there resources available?

    The Department of Labor provides a "Military Culture 101 and 102" training program, which provides employers with education on military culture, along with strategic information on how military expertise and skill sets can translate to civilian employment.

    The training programs are available as either an in-person workshop or as an online tool for multiple locations and staff. The streaming versions may be found at:

    Military Culture 101 - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5ZdVPP4QOB9V03mFuYmmXNegubNvE-vA

    Military Culture 202 (Part 1) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1BwHbh3lNE&t=194s

    Military Culture 202 (Part 2) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL8a17XHnzM&t=912s

    If you would like to schedule a training workshop for your organization, please contact Andrew Gibson at Andrew.L.Gibson@maine.gov

  4. How can I network with other employers to learn about their veteran hiring and retention practices?

  5. How can I promote that we are a veteran/military-friendly workplace?

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) operates a robust employer recognition program to honor outstanding hiring of, and support to, service members.

    ESGR also functions as a trained, impartial ombudsman to resolve conflicts between employers and service members.

    If you would like to have your company recognized by ESGR, please contact:

    Joe Tatem
    Program Support Specialist
    609-220-8485
    joseph.v.tatem.ctr@mail.mil