United States Department of Veterans Affairs


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General Information
Description of AgencyVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the <a href="http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp" target="_blank">Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors</a> booklet will help you get started.

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities.

VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans' compensation, Veterans' pension, survivors' benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage.

Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers' lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.
Geographic AreaUnited States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York counties)
Intake ProcedureApply for your VA benefits at your Local Regional Offices: VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms.Also, to apply for a specific benefit, visit Applying for Benefits. In addition, VSO's (Veteran Service Organizations) can assist you as well by answering general questions and even petitioning on your behalf for services they believe you are qualified to receive.
 
Client Information
EligibilityYou may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1810 Vermont Avenue NW
Physical Site Address 2NW
Physical Site City, State, ZipWashington, DC 20420
Main Phone800-827-1000
Hotline PhoneVeterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
TDD Phone800-829-4833
Fax202-501-2947
Emailvetsday@va.gov
Web Addresswww.va.gov
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Affiliated Programs: Allentown VA Outpatient Clinic
Northampton County Outpatient Clinic
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral Hotlines
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Information Security
Vet Center - Williamsport Office
Veterans Administration Medical Center Wilkes-Barre
Affiliated Services: Allentown VA Outpatient Clinic
Northampton County Outpatient Clinic
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Caregiver Support Coordinator
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Caregiver Support Line
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Employment Programs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Health Care
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: HUD-VASH Program and Housing Assistance For Veterans
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Mental Health Services for Veterans
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - National Call Center for Homeless Veterans and Project CHALENG
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Information Security
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Information Security - More Than a Number: Identity Theft Prevention
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND)
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Services for Family Caregivers of Post 9/11 Veterans
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Adaptive Sports Program
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Crisis Line
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Women Veteran's Call Center
US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Compensation and Pension Benefits
Vet Center - Counseling and Service Referrals - Williamsport Office
Veterans Affairs - VA Medical Outpatient Clinic - Williamsport Location
Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center