Veteran’s Affairs

County’s Veterans Affairs Office Closed For Training

The Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office will be closed from October 1 to October 5 for mandatory training in Erie, PA, that the staff must participate in.  The weeklong initiative offers information to the County staff on the programs and services that are available to assist veterans and their families. 

Dear Veterans:

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


Click here for application | County Burial Benefit

Armed Forces Reserve Family Assistance Fund


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

Salvation Army

Red Cross

American Legion   PA Headquarters – (717-730-9100 )


Keystone Wounded Warriors

Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation

Utility Bill Assistance

Rent 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

Disabled American Veterans

Home Front Cares

Impact a Hero

Mercy for Me

Wounded Warrior Project

Brave Aid

Marine Corps League

Arming Heroes  – (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.”  | 770-384-3889 | 1-866-593-7019  Toll Free

More Resources

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.

DD214 Requests 

*** There is a service FEE of $15.00 for discharges prior to 62 years from today’s date!***

VA General Information Website



VA Kids

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


Administrative Contacts

David M. Eisele
Director of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 963-6778
Fax: 963-6418

Anissa Fetchen
Veterans’ Service Officer
Phone: 963-6778
Fax: 963-6418

Steuart Bailey
Veterans’ Office Assistant
Phone: 963-6778
Fax: 963-6418


Lackawanna County Government Center
123 Wyoming Avenue, Floor 2
Scranton, PA 18503