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Article - State Government


    The Secretary shall submit a report by December 31 of each year to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2-1257 of this article, the General Assembly, that includes:

        (1)    the number of:

            (i)    requests for help in obtaining benefits; and

            (ii)    veterans, veterans’ dependents, and veterans’ survivors helped by the Outreach and Advocacy Program by category;

        (2)    the benefits obtained through the Outreach and Advocacy Program by category;

        (3)    the average length of time it takes to process benefit requests and for a recipient to access health benefits;

        (4)    the average amount of disability and pension benefits received by qualified individuals in this State compared to individuals in other states;

        (5)    a detailed description of the outreach plan in the Outreach and Advocacy Program;

        (6)    an account of the costs of operating the Outreach and Advocacy Program;

        (7)    a status of the accomplishments for, efficacy of, efficiency of, and level of resources available for each of the following programs:

            (i)    cemetery;

            (ii)    memorial;

            (iii)    service;

            (iv)    veterans homes; and

            (v)    outreach and advocacy;

        (8)    a general assessment of the status of veterans in the State;

        (9)    the estimated impact current military operations are likely to have on the needs of veterans in the future;

        (10)    the status of federal veterans programs as they relate to Maryland veterans; and

        (11)    any other issues concerning veterans that the Secretary considers appropriate.

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