Pennsylvania State Benefits - Veterans Temporary Assistance (VTA)

Franklin County Veteran Affairs

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General Information
Description of ServicePurpose: Provide temporary financial assistance to Veterans and their beneficiaries who reside in Pennsylvania for the necessities of life (food, dairy, shelter, fuel and clothing).

Veterans’ Eligibility Criteria:
-A person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States, who:
*Was discharged under honorable conditions after a period of active duty, other than active duty for training, as evidenced by a DD Form 214 or other official documentation, or
*Died in service or was killed in action, or
*Suffered a service-connected disability as certified by the United States Veterans’ Administration.

Need for Temporary Assistance Criteria:
UNEXPECTED Financial circumstances temporarily resulting in insufficient funds to pay for shelter and necessities of living for the Veteran and family.

Call Franklin County Veterans Affairs for more information concerning Veterans Temporary Assistance.
Geographical AreaFranklin County
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible
Intake ProcedureIndividuals should call the office to schedule an appointment for services.

For those individuals who have a referral for housing services sent via a non-hmis referral process, please note that the Franklin County Veteran Affairs office will call, within (3) business working days, directly to the individual to follow-up the current information and determine if the individual meets the eligibility for services.

At that point, an intake appointment is scheduled with the individual.
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
Intended ParticipantsVeteran, Veteran Families
Age GroupAdults
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilitySee the description of the service for specific eligibility details.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesServices are provided at no cost.
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Information
Contact's Name Tara Goetz
Contact's Phone 717-263-4326
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 425 Franklin Farm Lane
Physical Site City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17202
Main Phone 717-263-4326
Fax 717-263-1905
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Franklin County Human Services
Affiliated Program: Franklin County Veteran Affairs
This Service: Pennsylvania State Benefits - Veterans Temporary Assistance (VTA)
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Post Disaster Cash Grants (TH-2900.6350)
Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance (NT-8900)
Veterans (YN-9000)