Resources for Aging Veterans supports and programs


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​For aging Veterans living in the Lehigh Valley area, here is a list of resources to pursue assistance for them and connect them to supports and programs.


Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA)


www.dmva.pa.gov   or    #1-800-54PAVET (1-800-547-2838)


 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website – www.va.gov

National Veterans Crisis Line - #1-800-273-8255, press 1 To search for VA facilities (medical, benefits, cemetery), click the link below and type in your address or zip code. You can filter by type of facility and distance.  http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/


Veterans Health Administration website – http://www.va.gov/health/

(Information such as health benefits; conditions and treatments; wellness programs; medical center/hospital and outpatient clinic locations; behavioral health services; information for special groups such as women veterans, rural veterans, homeless veterans, caregivers) Also search for contact information for VA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics or Vet Centers in Pennsylvania.


Veterans Benefits Administration website - http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/ 

(Information such as compensation; education and training; vocational rehabilitation​ and employment; home loans; life insurance; pension; benefits for special groups such as WWII, Vietnam and Gulf War veterans, Incarcerated veterans, LGBT veterans, minority veterans, veterans living abroad, women veterans, etc.)


National Cemetery Administration website - http://www.cem.va.gov/

(Information such as burial and memorial benefits; burial flags; headstones, markers and medallions; veteran cemetery grants; survivor’s benefits; etc.)

Veterans in the Lehigh Valley may also be interested in becoming active in local Veterans organizations.


Connect to Organizations and Local Posts

Veterans may be interested in connecting to fellow service members through a variety of organizations such as those that currently sit on the State Veterans’ 

Commission.

- The American Legion 

- AMVETS 

- Blinded Veterans Association 

- Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America

- Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

- Jewish War Veterans of the United States

- Marine Corps League

- Military Order of the Purple Heart

- State Association of County Directors of Veterans’ Affairs

- Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)

- Italian-American War Veterans of the United States

- The Vietnam Veterans of America

- American Ex-Prisoners of War

- Keystone Paralyzed Veterans Association

- Military Officers Association of America

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