Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Veterans Temporary Assistance
Provide temporary financial assistance to Veterans and their beneficiaries who reside in Pennsylvania for the necessities of life (food, dairy, shelter, fuel and clothing). Offers a one time benefit payment (up to a max of $1600).
Eligibility: Honorably discharged veterans
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 861-8468 Main
  • (717) 861-8468 Main
Intake Requirements: Financial circumstances temporarily resulting in insufficient funds to pay for shelter and necessities of living for the Veteran and family, when: - A Veteran is temporarily unable to provide the necessities of living and has a direct and immediate need for assistance. - Caused by temporary loss of income, assets or support due to sickness, disability, unemployment, natural or manmade disaster or other cause beyond the control of, and not as a result of, misconduct by the applicant - Caused by a temporary increase in costs or expenses beyond the control of, and not as a result of misconduct by, the applicant resulting in insufficient funds to pay for necessities of living. - Eligible Veterans or unmarried surviving spouses of deceased eligible Veterans. - Residents of Pennsylvania who permanently reside in this Commonwealth and who maintain a legal residence in no other state for any purpose. - Not receiving sufficient monetary assistance from any state or federal agency based on the need for temporary assistance described in the application. - Applicants may be receiving food stamps and still qualify for temporary assistance under these guidelines. - Applicants must show that other funds or resources are not available to address the need for temporary assistance. - Demonstrates a direct and immediate need for temporary assistance in order to provide themselves and their families with shelter and the necessities of living.
Intake Procedure: Contact local VA office.
Services:
  • Clothing Vouchers
  • Food Vouchers
  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance
  • Mortgage Payment Assistance
  • Rent Payment Assistance
  • Rental Deposit Assistance
  • Veterans
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