The Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office is pleased to share this valuable resource list with you. Listed below are several websites that can help you in a number of ways. The subjects they deal with range from rental assistance, grants, furniture, and rehabilitation to home repairs, human services, homelessness, financial services and emergency relief.
Our staff hopes this information will be a great help to you. As always, please do not hesitate to contact our office to: go over the information on this resource list; see what site(s) may be the best for you; or discuss any other needs/issues that you may have.
Veteran’s Financial Assistance Resources
APPLICATION FOR BURIAL EXPENSES FOR A DECEASED SERVICE VETERAN
Armed Forces Reserve Family Assistance Fund
MFRAP DMVA Grants
Armed Forces Foundation
PA Wounded Warriors Fund set up by late MG Sajer (disabled vets)Grants
Army Emergency Relief
Air Force Aid Society
Navy-Marine Corp Relief Soc
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
American Legion PA Headquarters – (717-730-9100 )
Keystone Wounded Warriors
Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation
Utility Bill Assistance
Mortgage and Foreclose
Homeless info in Pennsylvania
National Collation for Homeless Veterans
1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) if you’re a homeless veteran, the Veterans Administration offers safe housing, job opportunities, and health care options.
Habitat for Humanity Dauphin County
American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA)
American Military Family
American Solider Foundation
Home Front Cares
Impact a Hero
Mercy for Me
Wounded Warrior Project
Marine Corps League
http://www.armingheroes.org/ – (Grants for Vets in Debt)
Semper Fi Fund
Operation Finally Home
Homeowners Assistance Program
On March 6, 2012, the President announced two steps to provide significant housing relief to thousands of service members and veterans who have faced wrongful foreclosure or been denied a lower interest rate on their mortgages. While the announcement outlines additional avenues for service members to pursue benefits, it does not expand the benefits provided under the Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP), established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or change the eligibility requirements of the HAP. More details regarding this announcement can be viewed at:
Return the Favor
Partnership with Wolfe’s Furniture and ABC 27 WHTM-TV called “Return the Favor” furniture to a needy and/or disabled vet.
The Home Depot has a longstanding commitment to the military and veteran communities and has been recognized as one of the top ten military employers by The Department of Defense. In April, 2011, The Home Depot’s Foundation announced a special focus on serving veterans with a three-year, $30 million initiative to address their critical housing needs. In June 2012, the National Housing Conference named The Home Depot Foundation as their “Housing Person of the Year.”
http://www.homedepotfoundation.org/ | 770-384-3889 | 1-866-593-7019 Toll Free
Residents of Lackawanna County are appreciative of the service of their veterans, for without them we would not have our freedom.
In an effort to show our gratitude, the government of Lackawanna County has formed a Veterans’ Affairs Office whose sole responsibility is to offer services and benefits for Lackawanna County veterans and their families.
Here are some of the needs we can assist with: Death Benefits, Pension Benefits, Disability Benefits, Tax Exemption for 100% disabled veterans, Help get discharge papers and service records (DD-214), Government Headstones and markers, Homeless veterans assistance, and many more.
This site is for veterans and families to sign up with the Department of Veterans Affairs and is a way to track the VA claims status.
*** There is a service FEE of $15.00 for discharges prior to 62 years from today’s date!***
VA General Information Website
PA VETERANS AFFAIRS WEBSITE
VETERANS AFFAIRS NEWS RELEASES
Homes For Our Troops
PA National Guard OEF-OIF
Veterans in Business
Services for Older Pennsylvanians
Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus Program.
Full information is available at PERSIAN GULF VETERANS BONUS PROGRAM.
Submit completed applications to the Lackawanna Veterans’ Affairs Office, 507 Linden Street Suite 301, Scranton, PA 18503. Any questions may be directed to Veterans Affairs 570.963.6778 or via e-mail.
Return to Honor – Recognition, Reunion, Reintegration
Robert Tuffy, Director
Veterans’ Service Officer
Veterans’ Service Officer
Veterans’ Office Assistant
Lackawanna County Department Of Veterans Affairs
507 Linden Street Suite 301
Scranton, PA 18503