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. National Veterans Tele-Town Hall
  2. Jeannette couple fundraise for Jeannette Wreaths Across America project

    Jeannette couple raising money to adorn veterans’ graves through Wreaths Across America

    As long as the fundraising goal is met, the wreaths will be laid at the Altman Road cemetery at noon on Dec. 19. Volunteers are needed to help unload the wreaths in the days before the event and place them at grave sites. Read full Tribune-Review article
  3. Aerial View of Pittsburgh, PA with text Virtual Veterans Experience Center

    Virtual Veterans Experience Action Center (V-VEAC)

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) invites all Pennsylvania Veterans to register for the Virtual Veterans Experience Action Center (V-VEAC) being held October 21-23, 2020 to assist Veterans on VA benefits, healthcare, and other services. Learn more & Register by Oct 19
  4. 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...
  5. Veteran-Beekeeping-Event by KDKA-news

    Second Lady Karen Pence Visits Pittsburgh To Learn About Beekeeping Training Program For Vets

    Second Lady Karen Pence, alongside Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, visited the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System in O’Hara Township to discuss veteran suicide prevention before ending the day at Forever Heart Farm in Moon Township. 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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    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...
  8. Veterans' GI Bill benefits to continue during COVID-19 pandemic

    President Trump signed into law S. 3503, March 21, which will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Additional Info...
  9. US-Dept-VA Logo

    The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices closed to the public starting March 19

    Regional offices will remain open, but no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees. Additional Info...
  10. New Procedures at VA National Cemeteries due to COVID-19

    Starting March 23, 2020, as a matter of public health and safety, committal services and rendering of military funeral honors, whether by military personnel or volunteer organizations, will not be conducted until further notice at VA national cemeteries. Read on...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Blue Water NAVY Communications Toolkit

    This Blue Water Navy Communications Toolkit supports the effort to raise awareness and understanding of Public Law 116-23: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veteran Act of 2019 Read on...
  15. Having a VA Disability Rating Doesn't Prevent You from Serving in the Military

    There are many myths about having a Department of Veterans Affairs' disability rating and serving in the military. The most common is that, if you have a VA disability rating, you can never serve in the military again. Additional Info...
  16. 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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