Pittsburgh RO Calendar of Events

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Pittsburgh RO Calendar of Events

Pittsburgh VA Regional Office: Reopening to the Public 3/15/21

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Pittsburgh Regional Office (RO) is reopening to the public, effective Monday, March 15, 2021.  The Pittsburgh VBA RO will be open from 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday (appointments preferred).  Veterans with questions regarding their VA benefits are urged to continue scheduling virtual appointments with our Public Contact Team to address specific concerns and claims related inquiries. To schedule an appointment for in person or virtual services:

Veterans are encouraged to work with their appointed Veterans Service Officer.

Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website at www.va.gov. For claims related or other questions, Veterans may request information via Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) or by calling 1-800-827-1000.

Monthly benefit payments will continue uninterrupted.  For future updates, please check our website:

Pittsburgh RO's website

Virtual Veterans Town Hall

Veterans, families and the public are invited to attend a Virtual Veterans Town Hall on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10am.

Attendees will hear from VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System leadership as well as from the VBA Pittsburgh Regional Office and the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  This virtual town hall is part of ongoing efforts to hear from you and use your feedback to improve VA care.  

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10am

How to Attend: 

VA Telebenefits

In cooperation with the Butler VA Medical Center, a representative from the VBA Pittsburgh RO will be available to meet with Veterans and claimants via Tele-benefits on select Fridays.

Next upcoming availability:

  • March 19, 2021
  • April 2, 2021

Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Butler VA Medical Center (Report to the lobby; offices for the Tele-benefits site are to the left of main lobby area with VAMC social workers.)

Details: Veterans can meet with a representative from the VBA Pittsburgh RO via video conferencing.

Virtual Veteran Employment Series

Butler VA

Please join Butler VA Health Care System’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department for a four-part virtual seminar series designed to provide Veterans with skills and resources to increase success in the search for employment.

This seminar is a collaborative effort between the Butler VA Health Care System, local employers, colleges and universities, and other community partners.

The date, time, and topic for each virtual seminar are as follows:

March 17, 2021               2:30pm to 4:00pm   Resume & Cover Letter Writing

April 7, 2021                    2:30pm to 4:00pm   Job Search

April 21, 2021                 2:30pm to 4:00pm   Education & Training Opportunities

Presenters at the Virtual Employment Seminar will include:

  • D. Wright Contracting, Inc.
  • Shelbourne Personal Care
  • JSP International
  • George Junior Republic
  • Transitions Healthcare Autumn Grove Care Center
  • LIFE Butler County
  • Butler Technologies, Inc.
  • JDOG Junk Removal and Hauling
  • Route Step Delivery
  • PA CareerLink
  • Slippery Rock university
  • Butler County Community College
  • Veterans Health Administration
  • Veterans Benefit Administration

For more information about the series and to how to participate, contact Tim Morrison, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist for the Butler VA, at (878) 271-6164. 

federal benefits guide

Federal Benefits Book

Veterans who have visited the Public Contact Unit of a VA Regional Office are most likely familiar with the Federal Benefits Book for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors.  Did you know that you can access this handy guide to VA benefits directly from your computer? This books contains a wealth of information about the broad range of benefits and services available to Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors, including pertinent phone numbers, websites, and basic eligibility requirements.   Visit VA.GOV to view your copy today!  

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors (va.gov)

Upcoming Virtual Events

There are a number of VA virtual outreach events being held in February. Click the link below to view the full list of virtual offerings:


Veterans Breakfast Club

The Veterans Breakfast Club's live virtual Veterans storytelling programs bring together Veterans from across the nation and beyond. This is a great opportunity to virtually connect with your fellow Veterans! Visit the link below for additional information and a schedule of their live virtual events!   

Veterans Breakfast Club

Community Calendar of Events

There are a host of Veteran-centric events occurring throughout the Pittsburgh community.  Visit the calendar link below for additional details:

Pittsburgh Veteran Community Events Calendar

Note to potential attendees: Please contact the organizers before attending any listed "in-person" community events, as these may be postponed or canceled as a result of the coronavirus.

Help Us Serve You!

If you are interested in having a VA representative from the Pittsburgh RO attend an upcoming virtual event, participate in a virtual speaking engagement, or provide a benefits briefing please let us know! 

Request a VA Representative Attend a Virtual Event

VA Welcome Kit

Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned.

Based on where you are in life, your VA benefits and services can support you in different ways. Keep your welcome kit handy so you can turn to it throughout your life—like when it’s time to go to school, get a job, buy a house, get health care, retire, or make plans for your care as you age.

Feel free to share this guide with friends or family members who need help with their benefits too. Download your VA Welcome Kit and print out copies for yourself and others!

How to Apply for a Veteran ID Card

A Veteran ID Card (VIC) can be used to get discounts offered to Veterans at many restaurants, hotels, stores, and other businesses.  Find out if you’re eligible for a Veteran ID Card and how to apply.  

How to Obtain a Veteran ID Card

Veterans Crisis Line

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs, many of whom are Veterans themselves.

This free support is confidential and available every day, 24/7 and serves

  • All Veterans
  • All Service members
  • National Guard & Reserve
  • Their family members & friends

Please note: T-Mobile recently announced the availability of the three-digit 988 dial-out to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and VCL for T-Mobile cellular service subscribers only.   For more details regarding the T-Mobile 988 emergency lifeline, please visit:  http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/about/988.

For additional information, visit:

Veteran Crisis Line

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