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Please call Union-Snyder CAA at (570) 374-0181 to get more information about Snyder County Veterans Affairs or to schedule an appointment today.

Snyder County Veterans Affairs assists veterans, widows and dependent children in obtaining benefits that are available from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the county. 

 

We represent veterans and advocate for veterans' interests. While we are not employed by or affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, we work closely with them to obtain benefits for our veterans and their surviving spouses and dependent children.

 

Snyder County Veterans Affairs discusses and submits applications for benefits that veterans and their dependents may be entitled to, including but not limited to:

 

  • Compensation and pension

  • Hospitalization and out-patient care

  • Education

  • Home Loans

  • Insurance

  • Special housing and automobile grants
     

Snyder County Veterans Affairs also refers local veterans and dependents to further federal, state, county, or private organizations and resources for further assistance as needed. See the list below for examples of such benefits.

Please contact us at (570) 374-0181 with any questions or to set up an appointment for assistance.

  • Veterans Emergency Assistance: Provides aid for food, clothing, and/or shelter on a for up to three months.

    • Available assistance is based on household income

    • Must be honorably discharged, wartime veteran not in receipt of public assistance (i.e. Welfare)

  • Real Property Tax Exemption: Provides exemption from payment of Real Property Taxes on their principle residence

    • Available assistance is based on financial need

    • Must be honorably discharged, wartime veteran with 100 service-connected disability

  • Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption: Provides exemption for widows of honorably discharged, wartime veterans who died of a service-connected disability

    • Veteran must have been eligible for exemption​

    • Available assistance is based on financial need

  • Educational Gratuity: Provides educational gratuity for children of honorably discharged, wartime veterans with a service-connected disability

    • Gratuity applicable to any state or state-aided college or other secondary institution

    • Financial need must be proven

    • Child must be between the age of 16-21

  • Blind Veterans Pension: Provides $100/month to veterans who lost their vision due to a service-connected disease or injury incurred while on active duty

    • Blindness or visual impairment must be 3/60, 10/200, or less normal vision

    • Veteran must have registered as Pennsylvania resident at the time of entering service 

  • Paralyzed Veterans Pension: Provides $100/month to veterans who lost the use of two or more extremities during wartime or as a result of hostilities during combat-related action peace time

    • Veteran must have registered as Pennsylvania resident at the time of entering service

  • State Veterans Homes: The Commonwealth maintains veterans homes in the following areas:

    • Holidaysburg Veterans Home (Altoona area)
      PO Box 319
      Holidaysburg, PA 16648
      (816) 696-5201

    • Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home
      560 East Third Street
      Erie, PA 16512
      (814) 871-4531

    • Southeastern Veterans Center
      One Veterans Drive
      Spring City, PA 19475
      (610) 948-2400

    • Gini J. Merly (Northeast) State Veterans Home
      401 Penn Avenue
      Scranton, PA 18503
      (570) 961-4300

    • Southwest Veterans Center
      7060 Highland Drive
      Pittsburgh, PA 15206
      (412) 665-6706

    • Delaware Valley Veterans Home
      Route 1 and Southhampton Road
      Northeast Philadelphia
      (717) 861-8338

  • Birth and Death Records: Certified copies of birth and death records are issued without cost to veterans and their dependents by the Division of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 1528, 101 South Mercer Street, New Castle, PA 16103, (412) 656-3100

  • Disabled Veterans Vehicle Registration: Provides eligible veterans with waived or reduced registration for one qualifying vehicle 

    • A Severely Disabled Veteran who has a 100% service-connected disability that is certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office Administrator may have free registration for one qualifying vehicle​

    • A Severely Disabled Veteran who is being paid at 100% as a result of unemployability due to their service-connected disability may have free registration for one qualifying vehicle

    • A Disabled Veteran who has lost a limb or an eye or who became partially paralyzed while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States may have a $10 processing fee for one qualifying vehicle

  • Parking Placard: Veterans with a service-connected disability receive a free disabled veteran parking placard for handicapped parking.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

Need help today? Please call us at (570) 374-0181

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