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Veterans Corner

Veterans Corner

VETERANS CORNER

 

Overview of Susquehanna County’s Veterans Affairs Office
Submitted By: Jeffery Mead
Susquehanna County Director of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Service Officer

 

Susquehanna County Veterans Affairs Office provides assist in applying for:

VA Compensation, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for surviving spouse of Disabled Veteran (Both based on disability and service connection to disability).

VA Pension, Aid & Attendance-for home or facility aid, Survivor Pension (All income based).

Appealing VA decision (Supplemental Claim-new evidence; Higher Level Review-same evidence; Board of Veterans’ Appeal-3 dockets).

VA Health Care. 

Real Estate Tax Exemption for 100% disabled Wartime Period Veterans. 

Veterans Temporary Assistance Program (need of one-time financial assistance for up to $1,600.00).  

Military Family Relief Assistance Program (PA service members in need who are still serving in, or four years after a medical discharge from Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard).

Blind Veterans’ Pension-provides $150.00/month.

Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans’ Pension- service connected injury/disease resulting in the loss (of use) of two or more extremities with a 40% compensation rating or higher in each limb as determined and by the VA.

Put DD214 or discharge on file at County Registers office.

Obtain County Veteran ID for discounts at local businesses.

Provide flags and markers to cemeteries for Memorial Day.

Burial Benefits, government marker (usually applications come from funeral home and processed by Veterans Affairs).

Requesting Military Records and Medals.

 

Upcoming Veteran Events:

Starting October 2nd, first Monday of Month at 5:30 PM- Gulf War/Global War on Terror Veterans’ Support group at Lenox VFW.

Veterans Day Saturday, November 11th at Montrose VFW the Auxiliary will be sponsoring and serving lunch to all Veterans, spouses, and companions from Noon to 2:00pm in VFW Banquet Hall (Take out Available). Also, on 11/11 Veterans1st will be distributing free turkeys to local veterans (Susquehanna County) from 8 AM to 11 AM. For those veterans wishing to attend the luncheon at noon, you can RSVP for both the lunch and turkey to be held for you at the luncheon. RSVP for Lunch and Turkeys (picked up at Luncheon) by calling Tracy Leininger phone # 570-278-1478.

Contact Information

Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
31 Lake Avenue (PO Box 218)
Montrose, PA 18801

Telephone: (570) 278-5955
Fax: (570) 278-5977

Jeffery Mead, Director / VSO

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