Pennsylvania Veteran Financial Assistance, Employment, Tax Exemption

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Message from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

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The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to inform you of benefits and resources available to you, your families, caregivers and survivors in Pennsylvania.

We are sending you quick links with a summary of resources available to Pennsylvania Veterans.  If you are unable to connect via a computer, we have Veteran Service Officers available to assist you as well at (800) 547-2838.

Please share this information with other Veterans and know that we are dedicated to providing exceptional services and care for our servicemembers, Veterans, and their families.

- Major General Mark Schindler

Find your nearest PA County Benefits Representative

Pennsylvania Office of Veterans Affairs Services:

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Connecting Veterans to Resources: PAVETCONNECT

PA VETConnect can help determine the needs of Veterans and their beneficiaries, find resources that meet those needs, and connect Veterans with those resources. Resource areas include benefits, employment, financial assistance, mental wellness, substance use, post-traumatic stress, and more.


Disabled Veteran Real Estate Tax Exemption Program

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Pennsylvania Veterans' Memorial

Honoring Those Who Served In War and Peace

At its site at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Veterans' Memorial is the first in the Commonwealth to honor Veterans of all eras from the Revolutionary War forward. Maintained by DMVA, it is the largest Veterans’ memorial located in any of the 143 national cemeteries operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Six benefits Pennsylvania Veterans can take advantage of right now


Veterans Temporary Assistance Program Provides Financial Relief To Veterans, Beneficiaries Facing Unexpected Hardship

Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn resulting in a financial hardship, but Pennsylvania Veterans don’t have to face adversity alone or go without basic necessities. 

Eligible veterans or their beneficiaries can qualify for an amount not to exceed $1,600 in a 12-month period. Eligibility requirements include: a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States (discharged under honorable conditions), died in service or was killed in action, or suffered a service-connected disability. 


Search the PATRIOTLink database for free resources in Pennsylvania for Military and Veteran Families 

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Pennsylvania Veteran License Plates Available

For both your vehicle and motorcycle, two license plate designs are available and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Veterans Trust Fund.  


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Veteran Designation on Pennsylvania Drivers License

Qualified applicants can have a Veteran designation added to their drivers license, once added to your license or ID, it will automatically appear each time your license or ID is renewed.


PA Community Veteran Engagement Boards

The Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) model enables Veterans, Service members, Military Families, Veteran advocates, community service providers and stakeholders to have a collective voice in identifying community goals and work to resolve gaps in service at the local level to improve the lives of Veterans, Military Families, Caregivers, and Survivors. 

There are currently five Community Veteran Engagement Boards in Pennsylvania: 

  • Military and Veterans in Greater Pittsburgh
  • Delaware Valley Veterans Consortium
  • Your Veteran Community Outreach and Action Team
  • Greater Butler Community Veterans Collaborative Board
  • McKean County Board


VA is here for you.

1-800-MyVA411 (800-698-2411) is always the right number

Veterans Crisis Line1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255
Homeless Veteran Resources: 1-877-424-3838 or Chat
White House VA Hotline1-855-948-2311

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