New Law Expands West Virginia Veterans Council

Posted on 06/30/22 by The AARP Bulletin

A new law passed by the West Virginia Legislature will expand the West Virginia Veterans’ Council from nine to 11 members, ensuring diverse representation from regions of the state and military service branches. 

AARP West Virginia advocated for the change.

The council, composed of veterans who served honorably and during wartime, advises the secretary of the state Department of Veterans Assistance, the governor and lawmakers on policies and legislation affecting veterans and their families. 

“We need to make sure that all of our veterans who call West Virginia home know what they can get, what they are eligible for. This gives us the  opportunity to do that,” Edward Diaz, secretary of the department, said at the April bill signing.

Learn more at

This story is provided by AARP West Virginia. Visit the AARP West Virginia page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

More from AARP in Charleston

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at; additional AARP information and resources are at En español, visite

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Charleston
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner