General Carrelli said there is plenty of free assistance from accredited veteran service officers through credible organizations such as the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, county veterans affairs offices, American Legion, VFW, Disabled American Veterans, and many more.
Accredited veteran service officers provide veterans and their dependents free assistance to identify, determine eligibility for and apply for a wide range of benefits on the local, state and federal levels, including:
- payment of burial allowances,
- ensuring grave markers and headstones are properly requested and placed,
- the Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program,
- veterans emergency assistance,
- blind and paralyzed veterans pensions,
- the Education Gratuity Program,
- service connected disability and non-service connected disability pensions,
- federal health care benefits, and
- survivor benefits.
To locate your County Director of Veterans Affairs or for more information on other veterans service organizations and to find out more about veterans benefits, visit the DMVA online at www.dmva.pa.gov and click on Veterans Affairs, or follow DMVA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/padmva or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/padmva.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs