Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Veterans Temporary Assistance
Provides temporary financial aid to Veterans and their beneficiaries who reside in Pennsylvania for the necessities of life (food, shelter, fuel, clothing and medical expenses). If eligible, a Veteran or their beneficiary can qualify for an amount not to exceed $1,600 in a twelve month period.
1 Garrison Road
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003
Eligibility: Veteran's eligibility criteria:
  • A person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and residing in Pennsylvania, who:
    • was discharged under Honorable Conditions after period of active duty, other than active duty for training,
    • has a service-connected disability as certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,
    • Veteran must demonstrate a financial need,
    • must show either a loss of income or increase in expenses that renders the applicant temporarily unable to provide themselves with the necessities of living.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 861-8468 Main
  • (717) 861-8719 Main
Email Address:
Intake Requirements: The following documents are mandatory:
  • Veterans DD-214 or Report of Separation from active military service,
  • A copy of the applicant’s marriage license and veteran’s death certificate for widows and widowers.
  • A copy of a birth certificate of the veteran’s dependent children and if applicable, a copy of court orders indicating payment of child support.
  • Proof of Pennsylvania residency.
  • Proof of loss of employment, if applicable, including the applicant’s termination notice from employment and last pay slip.
  • Proof of all other benefits such as unemployment compensation, education benefits, disability compensation/pension, social security, other pensions, union benefits, workman’s compensation or insurance benefits.
  • Proof of lack of other income, including employment pay & allowances, annual or sick leave, income from rental property, savings, financial assistance provided by family and friends, interest and dividends.
  • Proof of expenses (i.e., shelter, clothing, health care, child support, essential furnishings, utilities, transportation, communication, food, laundry and personal care).
  • Receipts indicating current monthly mortgage, rent and all utility payments claimed.
Intake Procedure: Contact the County Director of Veterans Affairs in the county you reside to apply for this program.
Geographical Area: Pennsylvania
Service Contact: David Heiland, Director for Veterans Programs, 717-861-2856
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Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
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