Veterans Affairs - Wilkes-Barre


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General Information
Description of AgencyThe United States has the most comprehensive system of assistance for Veterans of any nation in the world, with roots that can be traced back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians. The Pilgrims passed a law that stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony.
Later, the Continental Congress of 1776 encouraged enlistments during the Revolutionary War, providing pensions to disabled soldiers. In the early days of the Republic, individual states and communities provided direct medical and hospital care to Veterans. In 1811, the federal government authorized the first domiciliary and medical facility for Veterans. Also in the 19th century, the nation's Veterans assistance program was expanded to include benefits and pensions not only for Veterans, but for their widows and dependents.
LocationLuzerne
TerritoryNortheastern Pennsylvania
Intake ProcedureCall or visit website.
 
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsVeterans and their families.
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 11234 East End Boulevard
Physical Site City, State, ZipWilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Main Phone570-821-2504
Web Addresswww.wilkes-barre.va.gov
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Veterans Affairs - Wilkes-Barre
Affiliated Programs: Show Me The Money
Veterans' Recovery Group
Affiliated Services: Show Me The Money
Veterans' Recovery Group