Veteran's Affairs

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.

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  1. Veteran looking at form

    Veterans: Stay Safe From COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

    Criminals continue to capitalize on coronavirus pandemic Read AARP article...
  2. Woman starting at computer screen

    Twin Enemies Vex U.S. Troops: Fraud and Identity Theft

    Active-duty personnel, veterans and reserve forces targeted by scammers Read AARP article
  3. American flag with the words she served too

    March is Women Veterans Month

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of PA is proud to sponsor the Women Veterans Retreat to be held on March 26-28, 2021. Read on...
  4. VETERANS CONNECT Newsletter ISSUE 11 Cover
  5. Veterans Project New Hope Beacon Lodge logo

    Veterans Project New Hope 2021 Retreats - June 12-16 & July 3-7

    Four nights lodging and all meals are provided at NO charge to disabled veterans and their immediate family. Additional Info...
  6. COVID-19 related update

    Updated Office Hours

    Due to COVID 19 the Westmoreland County Department of Veteran Affairs office will not be offering in-person services until further notice. Our office is open to pick up and drop off paperwork, recorded military discharges, etc. Read on...
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    Message from Governor Wolf

    Wolf Administration Reminds Pennsylvanians Experiencing Anxiety, Loneliness, Stress During the Holiday Season That They Are Not Alone, Encourages Active Duty Military and Veterans Needing Help to Use Support Resources and Networks Read on...
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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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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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