Veteran's Affairs

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Our mission is to ensure that Westmoreland County Veterans receive those benefits to which they are entitled. The blessings of liberty have not been won or maintained easily or without great cost. Over the years, it has required the dedication and sacrifice of tens of thousands of servicemen and servicewomen to ensure all Americans can live, work, and worship as they choose.

The health and well-being of our Veterans must remain a top priority of our county, our state, and our nation. We at the Westmoreland County Office of Veterans Affairs are committed to ensure that our Veterans and all Veterans receive those benefits to which they are greatly entitled.

Ours is a gift of service which is gladly shared with all who are in need, throughout the year.

VA Federal Handbook

2020 Federal Benefits for Veterans cover

Reserve Component Participant Guide

VA Reserve Components Participants Guide Cover sheet
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  1. Stand Down Pittsburgh  Veterans Leadership Event

    Veterans Leadership Program - Stand Down Pittsburgh

    Saturday, October 8th 2022, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Read on...
  2. Elks USA and PA National Guard logos

    Military Food Share

    The Norwin Elks along with the PA National Guard and the support of the Westmoreland Food Bank will host a Military Share food distribution program at the Norwin Elks in Irwin, Thursday, October 13, 2022. Registration required by September 29th Read on...
  3. Veterans Fly Fishing

    Fishing Event for Military Veterans

    Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9AM – 3PM
    Kingston Veterans Sportsmen Association
    138 Kingston Club Road
    Latrobe, PA 15650 Read on...
  4. Julian C Smith Hall, Camp Lejeune
  5. Older woman with sleeve rolled up after getting flu shot

    Veterans: Get Your Flu Shot Today!

    Eligible, enrolled Veterans can get a FREE flu shot at VA Pittsburgh Additional Info...
  6. Food Pantry Items

    Mary's Market Emergency Food Pantry

    Mary's Market provides canned goods to Veterans who don't always have access to food Additional Info...
  7. Volunteer DAV Van Drivers Needed
  8. US-Dept-VA Logo

    How to Confirm Individual Helping File Your VA Claim is Accredited by US Dept of Veterans Affairs

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) seeks to raise awareness of a tool to protect Veterans from unethical conduct by unaccredited medical consulting groups charging fees for assistance in preparing initial VA benefits claim. Read on...
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  10. Teletherapy for Veterans

    Virtual Treatment for Veterans Dealing with Substance Use

    Veteran and First Responder (VFR) Healthcare has partnered with PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide Intensive Outpatient Treatment via telehealth for substance use disorder specifically designed for Veterans and their families. Additional Info...
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    Reminder for Veterans to Review, Update Benefits They Have Earned

    All veterans should occasionally check with an accredited veteran service officer to see if changes in a veteran’s circumstances or changes to benefit policies may have modified the programs they are eligible to receive Additional Info...
  12. 5 Things You Need to Know About the Widows Tax Repeal Included in the NDAA

    The finish line in the fight to repeal the “widows tax” is within sight, and while there are still critical hurdles to clear, the final product of this extensive effort on behalf of military survivors is taking shape. Read on...
  13. War Related Illness and Injury Study Center

    The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) is a national program dedicated to Veterans’ post-deployment health concerns and unique health care needs. Read on...
  14. VA introduces new direct deposit options for Veterans, beneficiaries

    The program will provide Veterans and their beneficiaries the chance to safely, reliably, and inexpensively receive and manage their VA monetary benefits through financial services at participating banks. Read on...
  15. Military Medals

    Search our Unclaimed Property database for military decorations from various conflicts. Additional Info...
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FREEDOM IS NOT FREE. WE HONOR OUR FALLEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS. Over 1.2 million soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen, and coast guardsmen have made the ultimate sacrifice to our great nation. We thank them for our freedom and dedicate the work we do in their memory.

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