Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Veterans Temporary Assistance

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs

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General Information
Description of ServiceProvides temporary financial aid to Veterans and their beneficiaries who reside in Pennsylvania for the necessities of life (food, shelter, fuel, clothing and medical expenses). If eligible, a Veteran or their beneficiary can qualify for an amount not to exceed $1,600 in a twelve month period.
Geographical AreaPennsylvania: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Intake ProcedureContact the County Director of Veterans Affairs in the county you reside to apply for this program.
Intake RequirementsThe following documents are mandatory:
  • Veterans DD-214 or Report of Separation from active military service,
  • A copy of the applicant’s marriage license and veteran’s death certificate for widows and widowers.
  • A copy of a birth certificate of the veteran’s dependent children and if applicable, a copy of court orders indicating payment of child support.
  • Proof of Pennsylvania residency.
  • Proof of loss of employment, if applicable, including the applicant’s termination notice from employment and last pay slip.
  • Proof of all other benefits such as unemployment compensation, education benefits, disability compensation/pension, social security, other pensions, union benefits, workman’s compensation or insurance benefits.
  • Proof of lack of other income, including employment pay & allowances, annual or sick leave, income from rental property, savings, financial assistance provided by family and friends, interest and dividends.
  • Proof of expenses (i.e., shelter, clothing, health care, child support, essential furnishings, utilities, transportation, communication, food, laundry and personal care).
  • Receipts indicating current monthly mortgage, rent and all utility payments claimed.
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityVeteran's eligibility criteria:
  • A person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and residing in Pennsylvania, who:
    • was discharged under Honorable Conditions after period of active duty, other than active duty for training,
    • has a service-connected disability as certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,
    • Veteran must demonstrate a financial need,
    • must show either a loss of income or increase in expenses that renders the applicant temporarily unable to provide themselves with the necessities of living.
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name David Heiland
Contact's Position Director for Veterans Programs
Contact's Phone 717-861-2856
Physical Site Address 1 Fort Indiantown Gap
Physical Site Address 2 Building 7-36
Physical Site City, State, Zip Annville, PA 17003
Mail Attention To PA Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Main Phone 717-861-8719
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
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Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Affiliated Program: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
This Service: Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Veterans Temporary Assistance
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Families of Veterans (YJ-2050.2090)
Temporary Financial Assistance (NT)
Veterans (YN-9000)