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. IRS Tax Resources for Military

    Tax Information for Military Service Members

    The IRS has resources to help members of the military, veterans and their families navigate unique and complex circumstances that come with filing taxes while in the military. Review these resources to get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. Read on...
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    VA statement on GPO printing and mailing delay

    In response to the mailing delays and to protect the best interest of claimants, the Veterans Benefits Administration is extending their response period by 90-calendar days for claimants with letters dated between July 13, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. Read Full Press Release
  3. Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Cyber Security Awareness Month

    Fraudsters stole $1.7M from Veterans, Service members, and their families last year. Additional Info...
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    Veterans: Get Your Flu Shot Today!

    Eligible, enrolled Veterans can get a FREE flu shot at VA Pittsburgh Additional Info...
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    Mary's Market Emergency Food Pantry

    Mary's Market provides canned goods to Veterans who don't always have access to food Additional Info...
  6. Volunteer DAV Van Drivers Needed
  7. Patriot Park Groundbreaking

    Ground broken for new War on Terror memorial

    Patriot Park Global War on Terrorism Memorial in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, will be located not far from where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field Sept. 11, 2001, after being hijacked by terrorists. Photo credit: Renatta Signorini Additional Info...
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    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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    2020 Annual Report for VA Healthcare VISN 4

    In this report, read stories of a caring, professional staff who overcame COVID-19’s challenges to keep Veterans safe while continuing to provide the excellent care they earned and deserve. Additional Info...
  11. 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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    Veterans: Stay Safe From COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

    Criminals continue to capitalize on coronavirus pandemic Read AARP article...
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    Twin Enemies Vex U.S. Troops: Fraud and Identity Theft

    Active-duty personnel, veterans and reserve forces targeted by scammers Read AARP article
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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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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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