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The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs website:

Links of Use for Veterans:

      Real Estate Tax Exemption
For eligibility requirements, see:

      Blind Veterans Pension
For information, see:

       Paralyzed Veterans Pension
For information, see:

      Educational Gratuity Program
For information, see:

      Emergency Assistance
For information, see:

      Persian Gulf Veterans Compensation
Pennsylvania voters gave overwhelming approval to funding for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Compensation Program when they voted in the general election on November 7. This program will provide payments to veterans of Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield (August 1990 to August 1991). Implementation of the new program will require consideration of regulations and various administrative actions.

Applications are available at your local Veterans Affairs Office. Please check the following site for updated information:

      Scotland School for Veterans’ Children
The Scotland School For Veterans Children (SSVC) is a state-funded institution, located in Scotland, PA, offering quality residential education to the children of Commonwealth veterans.

For more information on Scotland School, see:

·         PA State Nursing Homes for Veterans

Pennsylvania offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state.

o    Delaware Valley Veterans Home - Philadelphia

o    Gino J. Merli Veterans Center - Scranton

o    Hollidaysburg Veterans Home - Hollidaysburg

o    Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home - Erie

o    Southeastern Veterans Center - Spring City

o    Southwestern Veterans Center - Pittsburgh

For more information on eligibility, availability, and an application for admission to a Pennsylvania State Veteran Home, see: