Veteran’s Affairs

Dear Veterans:

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.

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.

Photo Galleries

Bringing PFC Willard “Bud” Jenkins home after 70 years Photo Album

Scranton Veteran’s Memorial Park 9.16.18 Photo Album


Video Galleries

Ssgt Prokop Tribute February 17th 2020









Resources for all Veterans

Veteran’s Financial Assistance Resources

DD214 Requests

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


Click here for application | County Burial Benefit

Armed Forces Reserve Family Assistance Fund


Air Force Aid Society

Navy-Marine Corp Relief Soc

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

Salvation Army

Red Cross

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


Rent Assistance

Homeless info in Pennsylvania

American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA)

Disabled American Veterans

Wounded Warrior Project

Arming Heroes – (Grants for Veterans in Debt)

Semper Fi Fund

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.

VA General Information Website

VA Kids

Transition and Care Management (OEF/OIF/OND)

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. Click on the Homeowners Assistance Program link above for more details regarding this announcement.

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.

More Resources

Return to Honor – Recognition, Reunion, Reintegration


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

Administrative Contacts

David M. Eisele
Director of Veterans Affairs
Phone: 570-963-6778
Cell: 570-575-0505
Fax: 570-963-6418
Email: [email protected]

Anissa Fetchen
Veterans’ Service Officer
Phone: 570-963-6778
Fax: 570-963-6418
E-mail: [email protected]

Steuart Bailey
Veterans’ Office Assistant
Phone: 570-963-6778
Fax: 570-963-6418
Email: [email protected]


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

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