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The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honorably discharged as veterans of military service. Included are families of deceased veterans.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
ACTION-Housing, Inc. - Homeless Families Services CoordinationProvides services for families and individuals leaving emergency shelter and bridge housing programs and experiencing other housing crises. The program assists participating families and individuals in finding safe, decent and affordable housing as well as strengthening personal awareness. Provides Educational Life Skills Classes free of charge to agencies and organizations.AlleghenyHomeless Families Service ProgramACTION-Housing, Inc.
Air Force Aid Society - Education Scholarship, Grant, and LoanAir Force Aid Society's General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program provides $2,000 need-based grants to full-time college undergraduates who are dependent children of active duty Air Force members, retirees or deceased members. Spouses of active duty members, and surviving spouses of deceased personnel are also eligible to compete for these grants. The Society awards a selected number of $5,000 merit-based scholarships to incoming freshman who have completed both phases of the General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant application, and therefore, have already been reviewed for eligibility and had their Grade Point Average (GPA) verified. The Society offers an interest-free loan to help reimburse families for incidental college expenses. Air Force Aid SocietyAir Force Aid Society
Air Force Aid Society - Emergency AssistanceAir Force Aid Society emergency assistance is available to Airmen and their eligible family members to meet immediate needs in an emergency situation. The Society provides interest free loans and grants based on the individual situation for needs such as:
  • Basic Living Expenses,
  • Emergency Travel,
  • Vehicle Expenses,
  • Funeral Expenses,
  • Medical/Dental,
  • Child Care/Respite,
  • Moving Expenses,
  • Miscellaneous Expenses,
Standard Emergency Assistance Loans And Grants
  • Emergency based,
  • Intended to solve emergency financial need,
  • Loan/grant requests considered on a case-by-case basis,
  • Applicant completes application with budget.
Falcon Loans
  • Emergency based loan up to $750 for active duty.
  • Intended for certain categories of financial emergencies.
  • Must be repaid in 10 months or less.
  • Must not have current AFAS loan.
  • Budget not required.
Air Force Aid SocietyAir Force Aid Society
Allegheny County Department of Veterans ServicesThe Allegheny County Department of Veterans Services provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Allegheny County Department of Veterans Services - County Benefits
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
AlleghenyAllegheny County Department of Veterans ServicesPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary - Children of Warriors National Presidents' ScholarshipIt is important to acknowledge the sacrifices of our servicemembers who preserve our freedom, but that is not enough. The sacrifices of the children of those who served should also be honored. Providing funds to assist these children so they can pursue higher education is a concrete way of showing how much we, as a nation, care. The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship to support the children of our warriors. These scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities. Scholarships Awarded: One annually per Auxiliary geographic division. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only at a four-year accredited college or university, and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board. $3,500 | $3,000 | $2,500 American Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary - Non-Traditional Student ScholarshipGetting a job or staying competitive in today’s workplace involves showing employers you have the skills and experience to get the job done. In many cases, returning to college is a must. The American Legion Auxiliary's goal is to do all we can to make that happen, and that’s what the Non-Traditional Student Scholarship is all about. This scholarship helps people who are part of The Legion Family pursue a college degree later in life or allow them to pick up where they left off when their studies were interrupted. If you’re at this place in life, this may be the right scholarship for you. Scholarships Awarded: One $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually per Auxiliary geographic division. Applicant may be pursuing training in a certified, trade, professional, or technical program, or a two-year or four-year degree program. Scholarship Deadline: March 1 of each calendar yearAmerican Legion, American Legion AuxiliaryAmerican Legion
American Legion - Legacy Scholarship FundThe American Legion wants to ensure higher education is a possibility for children whose parents have been killed while serving our country. It is a civic duty to provide them with equal opportunity. The Legion offers its support through the Legacy Scholarship Fund. There has been a significant shortfall in government money allotted to children with parents lost in war. The government gives these children a college education stipend worth slightly more than $37,000. Taking into account living expenses, textbooks and rising tuitions, this benefit covers only a little more than half of college costs in the most affordable situation. And the price tag of higher learning will only continue to rise. The most conservative estimates predict a 5-percent annual increase, meaning that in 16 years the most affordable college education will be $132,800. Obviously, military compensation will not keep up. Aid offered: The amount of aid and number of awards depend upon the income derived from the trust. Scholarship recipients may re-apply for the award.American LegionAmerican Legion
American Legion - Samsung American Legion Scholarship ProgramWorldwide electronics leader Samsung endowed a scholarship fund of $5 million to be administered by The American Legion in 1996. Meant to show appreciation for U.S. veterans who came to Korea's aid during its struggle against communist forces in the Korean War, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Program established a series of scholarships derived from interest and other income from the principal amount. In 2013, nine $20,000 scholarships and 89 $1,100 scholarships were awarded. To date, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship has awarded more than $4.9 million to nearly 1,700 applicants. Samsung scholarships are for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service and financial need. Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive special consideration.American LegionAmerican Legion
American Military Partner AssociationThe American Military Partner Association (AMPA) is the nation’s premier resource and support network for LGBT military spouses and their families. As a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization, AMPA is committed to education, advocacy, and support for our modern military families. Although same-gender military spouses now finally have federal recognition and access to military benefits, our families still face unique challenges and exclusion by state governments and organizations and are still waiting for equal access to earned veterans benefits. With over 20,000 members and supporters, we are committed to continuing to make a difference in their lives. Since 2009, AMPA has stepped up to fill the void for these silent heroes. Resources available:
  • AMPA Educational Resources,
  • Understanding Military Benefits for Same-Gender Couples,
  • LGBT Advocacy Organizations and Resources,
  • Resources for our Families with Children,
  • Deployment Resources,
  • Employment Resources,
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Resources,
  • Confidential LGBT-Inclusive Coaching and Counseling Resources,
  • Branch Specific Family Support Programs,
  • LGBT-Inclusive Religious and Spiritual Resources,
  • Education Resources and Scholarships,
  • Other Resources,
  • Amicus Briefs to the Courts.
American Military Partner AssociationAmerican Military Partner Association
American Red Cross, Service to the Armed Forces - Emergency CommunicationsWhen a military family experiences a crisis, the American Red Cross is there to help. Wherever their military service takes them, service members can rest assured that the Red Cross will deliver notification of an emergency such as the death or serious illness of an immediate family member, as well as the good news of the birth of a service member's child or grandchild. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Red Cross relays urgent messages containing accurate, factual, complete and verified descriptions of the emergency to service members stationed anywhere in the world, including on ships at sea and at embassies and remote locations. Even if the service member receives an email or phone call from home, Red Cross-verified information assists the member and his/her commanding officers with making a decision regarding emergency leave. Knowing in advance that communication links, access to financial assistance and information and referral will be available in an emergency brings peace of mind to service members and to the families from whom they are separated.AlleghenyAllegheny County OfficeAmerican Red Cross Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter
Armstrong County Veterans AffairsThe Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
ArmstrongArmstrong County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Army Strong Community CenterArmy Strong Community Centers (ASCCs) support geographically-dispersed service members and their families by identifying resources needed and matching them with existing community services--serving families closest to where they live. The ASCC is a community-based office dedicated to assisting service members, retirees, veterans and their families from all branches of military service. Areas of support include: briefings to groups, benefits and entitlements, education and employment assistance and referrals to helping agencies. On-site resources include a child play area, lending library and an internet-enabled computer with Skype capability.AlleghenyArmy Strong Community CenterArmy Strong Community Center
Beaver County Department of Veterans AffairsThe Beaver County Department of Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Beaver County Department of Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
BeaverBeaver County Department of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Bucks County Military/Veterans AffairsThe Bucks County Military/Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
BucksBucks County Military/Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation - Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring PlusJoining Forces Mentoring Plus® offers unlimited free personal coaching and professional guidance—including working women mentors—for women veterans of all ranks and eras, military/veteran spouses, and caregivers of wounded warriors, to help them successfully identify, outline, and pursue civilian careers. The high tech-high touch framework meets women where they are to address the distinct challenges they face and provide exposure and access to education, credentialing, career development, and entry into the broadest spectrum of industry, services, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® gives working women – both veterans and civilians – the opportunity to tap their own experiences in the workplace, to help women veterans, military spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors successfully enter the workforce and advance in in their careers. It provides women veterans, military and veteran spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors the tools and support necessary to assist them obtain meaningful employment in a career of interest to them. Visit website to view Case Studies, Testimonials, and a Program Overview.Business and Professional Women’s FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation
Butler County Veteran ServicesButler County Veteran Services provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance. This office files service-connection claims and non-service connected claims (NSC)with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Butler County Veteran Services
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Services of Butler County
ButlerButler County Veterans ServicesPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Catholic War Veterans of The United States of AmericaCatholic War Veterans of The United States of America is a veteran’s service organization for Catholic military veterans and is engaged in actively supporting our nation's military veterans and promoting their welfare.Catholic War Veterans of The United States of AmericaCatholic War Veterans of The United States of America
Chester County Veterans' AffairsThe Chester County Veterans' Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
ChesterChester County Veterans' AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Corporate America Supports YouCorporate America Supports You (CASY) focuses on assisting National Guard and Reserve members, as well as Veterans in employment training, counseling, and job placement. A team of highly educated and experienced military spouses, caregivers, and veterans are specialized in employment assessment, gap skills training, skills validation, targeted resume assistance, virtual training, mentorship /professional development, and financial health training for everyone within our military and veteran communities. Programs and services include:
  • Military Skills Translation
  • Resume Review
  • Interview Prep
  • Employer Connection
  • Career Development & Training
  • Resources specific to veteran employment
Military Spouse Corporate Career NetworkMilitary Spouse Corporate Career Network
Cribs for KidsCribs for Kids provides infant safe sleeping environments to low income families throughout the country. We provide safe sleep education to parents and professionals. We offer parent support group meetings for families who have experienced the loss of an infant for any reason (SIDS, medical, accidental). The meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month. AlleghenyCribs for KidsCribs for Kids
Defense Centers of Excellence, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury CenterThe Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is a part of the U.S. military health system. Specifically, it is the traumatic brain injury (TBI) operational component of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Founded in 1992 by Congress, DVBIC’s responsibilities have grown as its network of care and treatment sites has grown. DVBIC's mission is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for force health protection services. DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with the DoD, military services, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI. At 18 sites supported by a Washington, D.C-area headquarters, DVBIC treats, supports, trains and monitors service members, veterans, family members and providers who have been, or care for those who are, affected by traumatic brain injuries (TBI). DVBIC works at the macro-level, screening and briefing troops heading into theater, performing pre-deployment provider training and provider training at military treatment facilities, gathering data mandated by Congress and the Department of Defense (DoD), and overseeing research programs. At the micro-level, DVBIC treats service members and veterans with mild, moderate or severe TBI, and helps them from the moment of injury to their return to duty or reintegration into the community. DVBIC develops, provides and distributes educational materials for both military and civilian providers, families, service members and veterans. In 2011 DVBIC disseminated over 960,000 educational materials. The DoD has further solidified DVBIC’s role by naming it the Office of Responsibility for these tasks:
  • Creation and maintenance of a TBI surveillance database,
  • Service compliance for pre-deployment neurocognitive testing,
  • Creation and distribution of the Family Caregiver Curriculum,
  • Design and execution of a 15-year longitudinal study of the effects of TBI in Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom service members and their families,
  • Design and completion of independent head to head study to evaluate the reliability and validity of computerized neurocognitive tests.
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain InjuryUnited States Department of Defense
Defense Centers of Excellence Outreach CenterThe Defense Centers of Excellence Outreach Center has trained, professional health resource consultants with expertise in psychological health and traumatic brain injury that will respond to your specific questions and needs. If we can’t answer your question, we will be sure to connect you to someone that can, whether it’s within the Department of Defense, other federal agencies or a civilian/community organization. Information provided byThe DCoE Outreach Center was created to provide information on psychological health and traumatic brain injury. It does not function as a treatment or counseling center and cannot provide medical advice.Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain InjuryUnited States Department of Defense
Delaware County Veterans AffairsThe Delaware County Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
DelawareDelaware County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Department of Pennsylvania Marine Corps LeagueMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
Duquesne University Psychology Clinic - Military ServicesDuquesne University Psychology Clinic - Military Services provides free counseling and support to military service members who have served or who expect to serve in the Iraq and/or Afghanistan conflicts (OIF/OEF), to the veterans of those conflicts, and to the families and loved ones of the those involved. Provides help to any of those who might be struggling with issues related to the psychological trauma of war, as well as separations and the cycles of deployment, homecoming, and reentry to civilian life. People can be seen individually but work with families is also available. Family sessions that include an extended family of grandparents, uncles, aunts, boy/girlfriends, and even other close friends are especially valued.AlleghenyDuquesne University Psychology Clinic - Military ServicesDuquesne University
Ex-Partners of Servicemembers for EqualityEX-POSE provides information for spouses regarding separation and divorce from active duty, reserve or retired military service members. EX-POSE informs spouses about their eligibility for a share of the military pension, which is not an entitlement. EX-POSE explains the benefits and requirements of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), which ends one year from the date of the divorce, if appropriate action is not taken. EX-POSE provides an attorney referral service for EX-POSE members only. EX-POSE publishes a quarterly newsletter for EX-POSE members, which informs spouses about potential changes to the laws affecting their rights, benefits, interests and future.Ex-Partners of Servicemembers for EqualityEx-Partners of Servicemembers for Equality
Fayette County Veterans AffairsFayette County Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Fayette County Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
FayetteFayette County Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Greene County Veterans Affairs OfficeGreene County Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Greene County Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
GreeneGreene County Veterans Affairs OfficePennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Heroes Supporting HeroesCharitable organization that paints, repairs porches and steps, scrubs interiors, builds wheelchair ramps and performs other assorted jobs at no charge to qualifying applicants.AlleghenyHeroes Supporting HeroesHeroes Supporting Heroes
Indiana County Department of Veterans AffairsThe Indiana County Department of Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Indiana County Department of Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
IndianaIndiana County Department of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Lawrence County Department of Veterans AffairsThe Lawrence County Department of Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Lawrence County Department of Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
LawrenceLawrence County Department of Veterans AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Marine Corps LeagueMembers of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. Programs of the Marine Corps League: Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program, U. S. Marines Youth Physical Fitness Program, Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, Scholarship Program, Marine Military Expositions Program, Legislative Program, Veterans Service Officer Program, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Program (VAVS), Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Military Order of Devil Dogs, Toys-for-Tots, Annual Conventions.Marine Corps LeagueMarine Corps League
Mercer County Veterans AffairsMercer County Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Mercer County Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
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Military.comWe started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong. Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more. We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We're passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life. Military.com's members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war. Key Products include:
  • Community Connections:
    • Buddy Finder,
    • Unit Homepages & Reunions,
    • Discussion,
    • Military.com Network Social Media.
  • Military News & Benefits Updates:
    • Military Headlines,
    • Benefits Directory & Benefits Updates,
    • Finance Tips & VA Loan Center.
  • Career & Education Services that Give Members an Edge:
    • Insider’s Guide to Joining the Military,
    • Veteran Career Network / Military Alumni Network,
    • Veteran Job Board,
    • Resume Builder & Resume Upload,
    • Scholarship Search,
    • Military-Friendly School Finder,
    • GI Bill & TA Guide.
  • Good Deals:
    • Military & Veteran Discounts,
    • Gear & Surplus,
    • Free Classifieds.
  • Fun & Cool Stuff:
    • Shock & Awe & Photos,
    • DefenseTech & OpFor and other Military Blogs,
    • Equipment Guides,
    • Military Trivia Challenge & History.
Military.com, the online presence of Military Advantage, is committed to the mission of connecting the military community to all the advantages earned in service to America. Military Advantage's advisory board includes two former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as other academic and business leaders. Military Advantage is a division of Monster Worldwide.
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Military Officers Association of AmericaMOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. The association plays an active role in military personnel matters and especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services. MOAA's overarching goals are captured in its resolutions, which reflect the views of the entire membership. The membership provides input and votes on resolutions every two years (on even years). While MOAA is permitted by law to lobby - and does so actively - its status as a tax-exempt veterans organization precludes it from participating in political activities, which are defined as intervening directly or indirectly in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Stated briefly, the association may advocate issues, but it may not advocate the election or defeat of particular candidates or political parties. Military Officers Association of AmericaMilitary Officers Association of America
Military Officers Association of America, Pennsylvania Council of ChaptersThe Pennsylvania Council of Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America works with Congress and the Pennsylvania legislature on issues affecting the career force, the retired community and veterans of the uniformed services. As a veterans organization our chapters advocate issues but do not support any political party or the election or defeat of any political candidate. Our mission is to foster fraternal relations among retired, active, reserve, and former officers of the uniformed services; to protect the rights and interests of personnel of the uniformed services and their dependents and survivors; to provide useful services for members and their dependents and survivors, and to serve our communities, our Commonwealth and the nation.Military Officers Association of AmericaMilitary Officers Association of America
Military Spouse Corporate Career NetworkThe Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) focuses on:
  • Employment readiness training programs
  • Job placement solutions
  • No-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses and caregivers to war wounded heroes.
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Montgomery County Veterans AffairsThe Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Office provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
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National Association of American VeteransAssists eligible veterans with obtaining due benefits, counseling referrals, single parenting, and emergency assistance referrals. Supports veterans, their families, and military caregivers by collaborating with the VA and other veterans groups, health agencies, medical professional organizations, educational organizations, and the public. Provides information on education, employment, housing, nutritional and spiritual wellness, medical care information, and job training and career coaching.National Association of American VeteransNational Association of American Veterans
Operation Homefront of PA, DE & NJProvides direct services to alleviate a military family's or individual's actual/complete emergency financial burden, as well as counseling and/or recovery support. Emergency financial assistance is in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists and other providers. Other emergency funding assistance, which an applicant receives within 24 to 72 hours, includes the following: - Financial assistance - Emergency food - Emergency home repairs - Critical baby items: formula, food and diapers - Home and appliance repair - Furniture and household items - Local moving assistance - Community events - Wounded Warrior Transitional Family Housing Operation Homefront of PA, DE & NJOperation Homefront
Operation StrongVetOperation StrongVet is a nonprofit organization that supports returning veterans by connecting them to services that facilitate civilian transition and assists them with integration into community life.Operation StrongVetOperation StrongVet
Pennsylvania American Legion - Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship FundThe Doctor Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship Fund is available to any senior residing in Pennsylvania who meets the following criteria: A child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania legionnaire in good standing or a child or grandchild of a deceased Pennsylvania Legionnaire. To be eligible a student must be a member of a high school band who is going on to higher education majoring in music. the Student needs to include his/her current high school transcript. the higher education school must be in Pennsylvania, letter of college acceptance must be included. Selection will be made by the members of the committee. One winner will be selected to receive a $500.00 scholarship. Anyone wishing to apply is required to submit an application on or before May 1st in order to receive consideration for the following September to The American Legion, Department of Pennsylvania, 800 N Front Street, Wormleysburg, PA 17043. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship Four Year PlanThe Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship is awarded twice a year of $500 each semester after the student sends a copy of their grades to Department Headquarters and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. A check will be mailed directly to the student for that semester. This scholarship is for seniors who wish to receive a degree in a four year college. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - Robert W. Valimont Scholarship Two Year PlanThe Robert W. Valimont is awarded once a year of $600 and is mailed directly to the student after a copy of their grades for that semester is sent in to department and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. This is a two year community college scholarship. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
Pennsylvania American Legion - The Robert J. Trace Scholarship FundThe Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was set up by Robert J. Trace and his family. Bob served as a Department Officer for an incredible fifty years, one as Judge Advocate and 49 as Finance Officer from the Central Judicial Section. Bob was also an Honorary Past Department Commander. Legionnaires of his caliber are hard to find, his dedication and contribution to the Pennsylvania American Legionnaire is legendary. Education was very important to bob and his family. The Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was established to assist young patriotic students achieve their academic dreams. Essays and application must be sent to the Pennsylvania American Legion. One winner will be selected and will receive a $500 scholarship. For Additional Information Please contact Department Headquarters at 717-730-9100CumberlandAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsThe Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs provides resources and assistance to Pennsylvania's one million veterans and their families, and provides quality care for aging and disabled veterans. The Department also prepares and deploys the Pennsylvania National Guard for worldwide combat and combat support operations and provides trained personnel to state and local authorities in times of natural disaster or civil strife. It provides financial assistance, in the form of grants, to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their eligible family members through the Pennsylvania Military Family Relief Assistance Program (PA MFRAP). The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state. The level of care provided includes personal care, skilled nursing care, domicilliary care, and dementia care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care.LebanonPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran AffairsPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania National Guard - Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program and Employment OutreachThe Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program provides information on benefits and entitlements, services referrals and proactive outreach programs that are available to the Service and Family member during all phases of the deployment cycle. The Branch also consists of the Employment Outreach section which assists members of the Pennsylvania National Guard and their immediate Family by providing tools necessary to gain meaningful employment.LebanonPennsylvania National GuardPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pets2Vets, Animal AdoptionOffers two programs for veterans and emergency first responders who have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other psychological stresses. P2V Matches is an animal adoption program and P2V Connections is an animal and wounded veteran socialization and visitation program. Pets2VetsPets2Vets
Philadelphia Veterans Advisory CommissionThe Philadelphia Veterans Advisory Commission provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
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United States Coast GuardThe United States Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the United States and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world. The Coast Guard is an adaptable, responsive military force of maritime professionals whose broad legal authorities, capable assets, geographic diversity and expansive partnerships provide a persistent presence along our rivers, in the ports, littoral regions and on the high seas. Coast Guard presence and impact is local, regional, national and international. These attributes make the Coast Guard a unique instrument of maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship. Pennsylvania falls with the Coast Guard’s 5th District. The Fifth Coast Guard District ensures the safety and security of the oceans, coastal areas, and marine transportation system within America’s Mid-Atlantic Region. We focus on risk reduction and prevention, but are prepared to respond with courage and speed to any maritime incident. D5’s 156,000 square miles of ocean, bays, rivers, wetlands and tidal marshes are unique and filled with historical significance, encompassing six states, vital geographic waterways, several major mid-Atlantic ports, the largest naval base in the world, and our Nation’s capitol. United States Coast GuardUnited States Department of Homeland Security
United States Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency - Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) is a computerized database for United States Service members, retirees, dependents, United States Department of Defense active Contractors, and others worldwide who are entitled to Public Key Infrastructure and TRICARE eligibility. If you are a servicemember, retiree, or dependent, DEERS registration is the key to getting your TRICARE benefits eligibility established. DEERS is a computerized database of military sponsors, families and others worldwide who are entitled under the law to TRICARE benefits.United States Department of Defense, Defense Health AgencyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency - TRICARETRICARE, formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System for active, Guard/Reserve, and retired service members and their families around the world. TRICARE is a major part of the Military Health System that:
  • Combines the resources of military hospitals and clinics with civilian health care networks,
  • Provides access to high-quality health care,
  • Supports military operations and readiness.
TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency under leadership of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).
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United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth and Technology - AfterDeploymentIn 2006, Congress mandated the U.S. Department of Defense to develop an online resource addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions commonly occurring after a deployment. A recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) study found that 13 to 20 percent of the 2.6 million service members deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001 may suffer from PTSD. The IOM noted that only slightly more than half of those diagnosed with PTSD actually received treatment. This “treatment gap” was viewed to be the result of three factors: stigma, difficulty accessing care and health care workers not suitably trained to treat PTSD. The need is clear. To meet this need, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) developed, and maintains, AfterDeployment (AD). The website was designed to work as a self-care solution. While the general congressional mandate was to focus on the period after deployment, the content, crafted to provide topical comprehensiveness, evolved to more broadly cover the entire deployment spectrum, from pre-deployment through deployment to redeployment. Features were developed to provide an immersive, interactive experience. The material was aimed at a diverse population with the intention of normalizing adjustment problems following a deployment. AD continues to evolve and gain recognition. In 2010 a “Provider Portal” was introduced to add support for health care professionals treating patients with behavioral health issues. The 2013 Interagency Task Force on Military and Veterans Mental Heath Interim Report recognized AD as a premiere DoD web-based psychological health care tool. As AD passes its 5th year anniversary milestone, exciting plans are underway that include expanding content and developing innovative design concepts to enhance user experience. United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth and Technology - MilitaryParentingParenting for Service Members and Veterans is an anonymous, online self-help course designed to help the military community improve their parenting skills. It provides military and veteran parents with tools and practical advice to help them reconnect with their families after a separation, strengthen relationships with their children and build upon their existing parenting skills. Using stories from real veteran and military families, interactive activities and a curriculum developed by leading experts, MilitaryParenting helps parents address both everyday parenting problems and family issues unique to their military history. Since 2001, lengthy and multiple combat deployments have disrupted life for millions of military family members. This course can help these parents reintegrate and reconnect with their children, whether they are returning from a current deployment or have reintegrated many years ago. Parents with combat injuries or mental health concerns can find strategies for parenting in the face of such personal challenges. All parents, whether struggling or satisfied with their children’s behavior, will find MilitaryParenting gives them tools they can use today to teach their children skills and values that they can keep for a lifetime. The MilitaryParenting course provides a strength-based approach for addressing parenting issues before more serious issues arise. Registration is not required to take the course, and no personal information is ever requested or stored by the website. MilitaryParenting is a stand-alone course, but it may be used with in-person counseling. The Web course is not intended to replace mental health treatment and offers parents specific guidelines on when they might seek professional help for their child or family. This course was developed as part of the DoD/VA Integrated Mental Health Strategy. The National Center for Telehealth & Technology and the Veterans Administration partnered with each other to lead this effort. This was established to advance a coordinated public health model to improve access, quality, and efficiency of mental health services for all active duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members, veterans, and their families.United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth and Technology - Moving ForwardMoving Forward is an innovative, self-care resource available on-line for service members and veterans. Developed jointly by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Veterans Administration (VA), Moving Forward offers help for individuals who are struggling with stressful life problems. Based on evidenced-based Problem-Solving Therapy, Moving Forward enables individuals to:
  • Learn thoughtful, “planful” problem-solving steps,
  • Improve emotional regulation in the face of problems,
  • Lower stress levels by reducing avoidance and improving optimism.
Moving Forward has training course including first-person videos, interactive exercises, surveys and games. The training has eight modules that teach visitors a step-by-step method to solving life challenges. The course is completely anonymous, and can be completed at a individual’s own pace. Moving Forward was developed under the DoD/VA Integrated Mental Health Strategy (IMHS) initiative. IMHS mandates an integrated and coordinated public health model to improve access, quality, and efficiency of mental health services for all Active, Reserve and National Guard service members, veterans, and their families. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) and VA Mental Health Services developed Moving Forward as a first-line approach for struggling service members and veterans who may not otherwise seek help.
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United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyThe National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) is a component center of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE). Utilizing a range of standard and innovative solutions, T2 recommends, coordinates and manages the development of an integrated DoD telehealth system for the provision of quality, patient-centric psychological and TBI health care services. The geographic dispersion of beneficiaries creates challenges for the Military Health System in providing behavioral health care. Telehealth provides opportunities to not only leverage DoD health provider resources and increase access to care through information and telecommunication technologies, but also to cultivate new, more efficient methods of care delivery. The timely and successful integration of telehealth into the overall DoD health services system requires enterprise-wide strategies, policies, and guidance. T2 is working as a coordinating and resource center focused on the development of a telehealth network of systems across the DoD by leveraging partnerships with the Services, VA, TRICARE, and civilian providers. T2 leads this network to expand the range of services available to rural and underserved locations through the use of various treatment facilities and telehealth technologies. The website contains information on telehealth programs, clinical programs, guides and publications regarding military behavioral health.United States Department of Defense, National Center for Telehealth & TechnologyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - Veterans Key to Career SuccessThe Jobs for Veterans Act established Veterans access to services within an integrated one-stop service delivery system. The law established a priority of service requirement applicable to all Department of Labor programs offering employment and training related services for veterans. The Key to Career Success campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor through the Career One-Stop Pathways to Career Success Web site: www.careeronestop.org/MilitaryTransition. The Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers. Employment and training services are provided to veterans through a nationwide network of approximately 3,000 One-Stop Career Centers. To access information on One-Stop Career Center locations in your state or throughout the nation, please visit America’s Service Locator Web site at www.servicelocator.org or call the following Toll Free Number: 1-877-US-2JOBS or 1-877-872-5627. At the One Stop Career website veterans will find tools to:
  • Match Military Experience to Civilian Occupations, a useful portal that matches by MOC code, key word search or menu search;
  • Get Credentials, Certifications, and Licenses, a portal that helps veteran job-seekers with credentials that document and verify your workplace skills, knowledge, and experience and translate military skills and experience into credentials to obtain civilian skills;
  • The Write a Resume Portal will help a veteran job-seeker format a resume;
  • The Disabled/Injured Veterans Resources provides resources for veterans who are wounded or disabled;
  • Find Local Services will help a veteran job-seeker locate additional services available to veterans.
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) serves America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
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United States Department of the Navy, Civilian Human ResourcesThe Office of Civilian Human Resources aims to ensure that the Department of the Navy has the right people in the right place at the right time. This office is responsible for developing civilian policies and programs for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy. The office also delivers HR services and support to all of the Department of the Navy organizations and its more than 195,000 civilian employees in the more than 500 different occupations. The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. The Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses — in the Department of the Navy, the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless.United States Department of Defense, United States Department of the NavyUnited States Department of Defense
United States Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans 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 Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors 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.United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Caregiver Support CoordinatorThrough VA's Caregiver Support Line and Caregiver Support Coordinators, you can find the support you need to provide the Veteran you care for with the best care at home. Your local Caregiver Support Coordinator can support you by matching you with services for which you are eligible such as: Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) Centers, Home-Based Primary Care, Skilled Home Care, Homemaker and Home Health Aide Program, Home Telehealth, Respite Care, Home Hospice Care. United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND)The United States Department of Veterans Affairs offers a variety of services and benefits to Veterans. See what you may qualify for:
  • Employment
    • Career Resources
    • Find a Job
    • VA Careers
  • Health
    • Health Care
    • How to Apply
    • Dental
    • Other VA Benefits
    • Non-Combat Conditions
  • Education
    • GI Bill
    • Find a School
  • Housing
    • Home Loans
    • Housing
  • Find Help
    • What is a Vet Center?
    • Substance Abuse
    • Stress & Mental Health Programs
  • Monetary Benefits
    • Life Insurance
    • Compensation & Pension
  • Women Veterans
    • Veterans Services
    • Womens Health
  • Disabilities
    • Prosthetics & Sensory Aids
    • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
OEF/OIF/OND combat Veterans can receive cost free medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater for five years after the date of their discharge or release.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Services for Family Caregivers of Post 9/11 VeteransFamily Caregivers provide crucial support in caring for Veterans. VA recognizes that Family Caregivers in a home environment can enhance the health and well-being of Veterans under VA care. Additional VA services are now available to seriously injured post-9/11 Veterans and their Family Caregivers. Services Available to Family Caregivers through this Program include:
  • Monthly stipend,
  • Travel expenses (including lodging and per diem while accompanying Veterans undergoing care),
  • Access to health care insurance (if the Caregiver is not already entitled to care or services under a health care plan),
  • Mental health services and counseling,
  • Comprehensive VA Caregiver training provided by Easter Seals,
  • Respite care (not less than 30 days per year).
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits AdministrationThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits AdministrationUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - eBenefitseBenefits is a service of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. eBenefits is a portal and a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage their benefits and personal information. eBenefits offers:
  • A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account,
  • Acceess to the National Resource Directory - A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and veteran benefits.
  • Access to the Veterans Employment Center - A searchable veterans job bank, job seekers resources and service, a skills translator and resume builder.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and TrainingThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. As a Veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training. VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits. Explore your options at the following pages:
  • Assess your aptitudes and interests with CareerScope®,
  • Compare VA education benefits and review payment rates,
  • Choose a school or education program and estimate your benefit amount,
  • Learn how other Veterans benefited from VA education benefits.
Many benefits are available to advance the education and skills of Veterans and Servicemembers. Spouses and family members may also be eligible for education and training assistance in fact, 25 percent of those benefiting from VAs education programs are non-Veterans. Some might find they're eligible for more than one benefit or that one program is more suited to certain education and training goals than another. Learn about these and other education and training programs administered by VA or start your application now:
  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers higher education and training benefits to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families who served after Sept. 10, 2001.
  • The Montgomery GI Bill assists active duty and Reservists with the pursuit of higher education degrees, certificates, and other education and training.
  • These other VA education and training programs offer various education and training benefits or increased benefits to certain Reservists and Veterans and their survivors and dependents:
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program,
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program,
  • Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program,
  • Educational Assistance Pilot Program,
  • National Call to Service Program.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP): REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress. Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP): REAP provides educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the president or Congress. Types of Training: Assistance may be used for college degree and certificate programs, technical or vocational courses, flight training, apprenticeships or on-the-job training, high-tech training, licensing and certification tests, entrepreneurship training, certain entrance examinations, and correspondence courses. In certain circumstances, remedial, deficiency, and refresher training may also be available. Survivors and Dependent Assistance: The Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Tuition Assistance Top Up: Using Top-Up benefits may be an option if you plan to use tuition assistance (TA) to complete a degree program while on active duty, and don't plan to continue your education after service. Top-up can also be helpful for just taking a few courses with TA while on active duty. Then you can save most of your GI Bill benefits for after service to complete your education program.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: Educational & Career Counseling and CareerScopeEducational and Career Counseling Services Free Educational and Career Counseling (Chapter 36) services are provided to transitioning Service members who are:
  • Within six months prior to discharge from active duty.
  • Within one year following discharge from active duty.
  • Current beneficiaries of educational assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
  • Veterans and qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
Services include:
  • Counseling to facilitate career decision making for civilian or military occupations.
  • Educational and career counseling to choose an appropriate civilian occupation and develop a training program.
  • Academic and adjustment counseling to resolve barriers that impede success in training or employment.
CareerScope In addition to Career Counseling, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides the interest and aptitude assessment tool known as CareerScope at no cost to all eligible benefit recipients. CareerScope has been used frequently by Veterans to determine the best career path for transition to civilian life. Whether you wish to pursue education and training in a field you already know, or you wish to branch out to other fields that interest you, CareerScope can help. With CareerScope you will be provided with an assessment of your interests and aptitudes, and given recommendations about which careers you may enjoy and be successful doing, and what courses or training programs you should focus on to pursue those careers.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: GI Bill Comparison ToolThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs' GI Bill Comparison Tool is an online tool to assist veterans, active servicemembers and their dependents in calculating their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and research approved programs. The GI Bill Comparison Tool is designed to make it easier for Veterans, Servicemembers, and dependents to estimate their GI Bill education benefits and learn more about VA's approved college, university, and other education and training programs across the country. It also provides key information about college affordability and value so beneficiaries can choose the best education program to meet their needs. United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and TrainingUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: On-The-Job Training and ApprenticeshipThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. As a Veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training. VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits. Advance your employment prospects by learning a trade or skill through participation in VA on-the-job training or apprenticeships. These programs typically involve entering into a training contract for a specific period of time with an employer or union. At the end of the training period, a job certification is issued or journeyman status achieved. Most Veterans receive a salary from the employer or union during training. As your skills increase, so may your salary. GI Bill payments are issued monthly after VA receives certification of hours worked from your employer or union. The following on-the-job and apprenticeship opportunities may be available to Veterans:
  • Union plumber,
  • Hotel management,
  • Firefighter.
Visit website to search for a participating employers in your area. This training is not available to active duty Servicemembers or spouses using a transferred benefit. Employers can participate in this program. Contact your State Approving Agency, which governs programs at the state level and helps determine which programs Veterans should enroll in to maximize their VA educational benefits.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: Yellow Ribbon ProgramThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs' Yellow Ribbon Program is an educational fee-matching agreement between participating schools and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for fees over GI Bill limits: The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maximum cap for private institutions or the resident tuition and fees for a public institution. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. Visit website to view Yellow Ribbon Program Participant List for your area.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and TrainingUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Home LoansThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. VA helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy. VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms. Types of Assistance: Purchase Loan VA can help you purchase a home at a competitive interest rate, and if you have found it difficult to find other financing. VA's Cash-Out Refinance Loan For homeowners who want to take cash out of your home equity to take care of concerns like paying off debt, funding school, or making home improvements. The Cash-Out Refinance Loan can also be used to refinance a non-VA loan into a VA loan. VA will guaranty loans up to 100% of the value of your home. VA Home Loan Guaranty Most VA Home Loans are handled entirely by private lenders and VA rarely gets involved in the loan approval process. VA "stands behind" the loan by guaranteeing a portion of it. If something goes wrong and you can't make the payments anymore, the lending institution can come to us to cover any losses they might incur. The VA loan guaranty is the "insurance" that we provide the lender. Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan The VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) lowers your interest rate by refinancing your existing VA home loan. By obtaining a lower interest rate, your monthly mortgage payment should decrease. You can also refinance an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) into a fixed rate mortgage. Native American Direct Loan The Native American Direct Loan (NADL) Program provides direct home loans from VA to eligible Native American Veterans to finance the purchase, construction, or improvement of homes on Federal Trust Land, or to refinance a prior NADL to reduce the interest rate. Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans VA provides grants to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant. VA's Adapted Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans Trouble Making Payments VA Regional Loan Centers have technicians available to conduct financial counseling. This counseling is designed to help you avoid foreclosure. If you want this assistance, call 1-877-827-3702 to reach a Loan Service Representative that can assist you.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Home LoansUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Life InsuranceThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. As part of our mission to serve Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families, VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is protected. VA’s life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service. Benefits include:
  • Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) is a low-cost group term life insurance program for Servicemembers. Coverage can be extended for up to two years if the Servicemember is totally disabled at separation.
  • Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) allows Veterans to convert your SGLI to a civilian program of lifetime renewable term coverage after separation from service.
  • Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) insures spouses and children of Servicemembers with SGLI coverage. Spousal coverage may not exceed the Servicemember's coverage. Dependent children are automatically covered at no charge.
  • Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) is an automatic feature of SGLI that provides payments to Servicemembers who suffer losses, such as amputations, blindness, and paraplegia, due to traumatic injuries that occur in service.
  • Service-Disabled Veterans' Life Insurance (S-DVI) provides life insurance coverage to Veterans who have been given a VA rating for a new service-connected disability in the last two years. Totally disabled Veterans are eligible for free coverage and have the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance.
  • Veterans' Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) provides mortgage life insurance protection to disabled Veterans who have been approved for a VA Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant.
  • Beneficiary Financial Counseling Service (BFCS).
  • Online Will Preparation Service.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Vocational Rehabilitation and EmploymentThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension. You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment. VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Servicemembers and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals. For Family Members: If you support a Veteran or Servicemember with a service-connected disability, who faces difficult employment challenges, there may be little left in the household budget for your higher education and career advancement. VA may offer assistance to help you assess your career goals and abilities, find your next job, further your education and skills, and identify places where you can get job training. VA may extend vocational counseling and support to family members on topics including:
  • Educational and Vocational Counseling,
  • Readjustment Counseling,
  • Career Assessments,
  • Occupational Exploration and Training Site Selection.
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Crisis LineConnects veterans, active duty/reserve and guard service members in crisis and their families and friends with Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
USA CaresUSA Cares provides financial and advocacy assistance to post 9/11 active duty US military service personnel, veterans and their families. They assist all branches of service and all ranks and components. They do not charge fees nor accept repayment and rely on donations from private citizens, businesses and foundations for all funding. Financial assistance is not given directly to service members or their families; instead, payments are made to mortgage lenders, utility companies, and other vendors. The objective is to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to proactively prevent further financial distress. Typically, USA Cares provides assistance in four major areas:
  • Emergency Assistance - pays immediate, essential bills, including food and utility bills,
  • Housing Assistance – helps to stop and prevent evictions and foreclosures,
  • Combat Injured - pays basic expenses: mortgage/rent, food and home utilities which enables combat injured to receive treatment and be assured their family is taken care of,
  • Jobs Assistance – reduce unemployment among post-9/11 Veterans through job-seeker tools, open to all veterans, limited financial assistance.
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Veterans Health Administration, Bucks County Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call : 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)BucksVeterans Health Administration, Bucks County Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Montgomery County Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call : 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)MontgomeryVeterans Health Administration, Montgomery County Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Philadelphia Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call : 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)PhiladelphiaVeterans Health Administration, Philadelphia Vet CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Philadelphia Vet Center NEThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. For assistance after hours, weekends, and holidays call : 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)PhiladelphiaVeterans Health Administration, Philadelphia Vet Center NEUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Veterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet CenterThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life. Vet Centers can assist veterans and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in their community with the following services:
  • Readjustment counseling,
  • Couples/marital counseling,
  • Family counseling,
  • Substance abuse information and referral,
  • Group readjustment counseling,
  • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral,
  • Referral for benefits assistance,
  • Job counseling and referral,
  • Community education,
  • Networking and referrals,
  • Bereavement counseling (some locations),
  • Medical referrals,
  • Crisis intervention,
  • Assistance in applying for VA Benefits.
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Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Strong Veteran, Strong Parent, Strong ChildStrong Veteran, Strong Parent, Strong Child is a parenting workshop to support veterans’ new roles as parents. The workshop is facilitated by two psychologists with expertise in the topics. Goals include:
  • Increasing parenting skills through education and discussion about infants and toddlers,
  • Learning and practicing self-care skills,
  • Meeting and accessing support form other veteran parents,
  • Connecting with national an d local parenting resources.
The 90-minute sessions will rotate six topics:
  • Emotional experiences during and after baby;
  • Caring and comforting baby;
  • Relationships and intimacy during and after baby;
  • Self-care and social support;
  • Day-to-day parenting – time-management, scheduling, routines;
  • Child Development.
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Washington County Veterans AffairsWashington County Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veteran’s benefits. Veterans Services provides a wide range of benefits, resources and assistance.
County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Washington County Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
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Westmoreland County Office of Veterans AffairsThe Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs provides assistance in applying for county, state and federal veterans’ benefits. We provide a wide range of services and information for veterans and eligible dependents. County benefits include:
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones and Installation Allowances
  • Flags and Emblem Markers
  • Safeguard DD-214
For more information visit Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs
State benefits include:
  • Blind Veterans Pension
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Educational Gratuity
  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • State Veterans Home System
  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
For more information visit Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Federal benefits include:
  • Disability Compensation
  • eBenefits
  • Education & Training
  • GI Bill
  • Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Mortgage Delinquency Assistance
  • Pension
  • Survivor Benefits (DIC)
  • VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  • VetSuccess
For more information visit VA Benefits in Brief
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