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Welcome to Perry County Veteran's Affairs
Where every day is Veteran's Day!

Phone: 717-582-5133
Fax: 717-582-5134
Mailing Address:
Perry County Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box# 37
New Bloomfield, PA  17068

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday  8:00 AM-4:00 PM
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For your convenience, please call for appointment)                    
                      
Friday - Appointments Only

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THE WEEK OF JUNE 21-24, 2016


Location:
Perry County Veterans Affairs
25 West Main Street
New Bloomfield, PA 17068

Veterans’ Affairs office assists veterans in obtaining benefits and official discharge papers by determining their eligibility and preparing necessary Veterans’ Administration forms.  It provides assistance to the widows/widowers of recently deceased veterans. 
 
It also coordinates with local veterans organizations to disperse appropriations for expenses for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Independence Day observances. 
 
The office issues grave burial flags to appropriate agency/organizations in observance of Memorial Day.
 
 

 

Announcements  

A recently developed a new site meant to offer greater insight and information for Veterans looking for the best educational option available.  They focused their research on factors most relevant and value to Veterans, such as current veterans student population, net out of pocket costs, reputation, program support. Most importantly the resource provides tools that let Veterans create their own methodology/criteria to help evaluate and compare the researched data.

You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:

http://www.rankings.com/veteran-friendly-colleges/

 

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TEE Tournament
Registration for the 2016 National Veterans Training, Exposure, and Experience Tournament, known as the TEE Tournament, is open from now until July 1!
Each year, hundreds of disabled Veterans from across the country participate. This is one of the nation’s top adaptive golf events for blind and disabled Veterans. This year, the TEE Tournament will again occur in Iowa City, Iowa from September 12-16. While golf is the featured event, participants also can develop new skills and confidence through participation in other adaptive sports activities including bowling, kayaking, horseback riding, tandem biking, fishing and Frisbee golf.
Registration ends on July 1, 2016. Any Veteran with visual impairments and other disabilities receiving care at any VA medical facility is eligible to apply to attend the TEE Tournament.

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 "Veterans ID Cards"

“The Veterans Identification Card Act 2015 (Public Law 114-31) was enacted on July 20, 2015.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is in the process of reviewing the law and has formed a working group to begin the process of implementation.  This process will include outreach to Veterans and others to ensure that the law is implemented in the best way possible.  VA will publish regulations and solicit public comment before finalizing the program.

 As these implementation steps are finalized, VA will be reaching out to Veterans to explain how they can obtain an ID card, should they choose to request one.

The Veterans Identification Card Act requires VA to issue veterans an identification card upon their request.  In many instances, these cards will be able to serve as proof of service in the Armed Forces in place of the standard DD-214 forms. As indicated in the law, these ID cards would not take the place of a health care enrollment card, a Choice Card, or any additional identification card that confers VA benefits upon the cardholder.

VBA has been tasked with implementing this law.”

 As soon as I hear something definitive,   I will let you know

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Edward Jones is actively recruiting veterans to hire for their open positions. Please take a moment to explore how they may provide the veterans you work with a great career start.

A leader in the Financial Services Industry, Edward Jones is a proud employer of veterans across all services of the Armed Forces.  With approximately 11% of their 14,000 financial advisors having served, they see the value of having people that are confident, disciplined and determined to succeed among their ranks.

At Edward Jones, FORCES is their developmental program designed to meet the needs of recently transitioned veterans.  There are many reasons veterans should consider the opportunity; below are just a few: 

  • No Previous Financial Experience Necessary – A major portion of the first year will be focused on helping veterans understand the financial industry and connect with clients. They have the drive, Edward Jones helps them with the skills.
  • Community Centered – Financial Advisors are working in the communities they serve. Not only do they get to know their clients, but they are there for their family as well.
  • Performance Based Earnings – At Edward Jones, there is unlimited earnings potential that includes commissions, bonuses and profit sharing. This means the work you put in directly translates to the earnings you take home.

I ask that you share this opportunity with any service members that are looking to connect and serve their local communities.  For more information on the program, I invite you to visit edwardjones.com/military.  Also, feel free to reach out to Mike Mohr, Talent Acquisition Manager – Military, at 1-800-373-4927, or email him at FORCES@edwardjones.com

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Good news for Veterans!  VA now provides dental insurance for those veterans enrolled in VA healthcare!
Just click on the links below to find out more!

Video and Booklets - Program changes went into effect on January 1, 2015.  Please review the “Compare Plans” link, as well as the Updated Video and Updated Benefits Booklet on our website at www.deltadentalvadip.org

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I'm  excited to share with you an updated Veterans Hiring Guide, available at https://www.vetsuccess.va.gov/public/employers.htmlThe goal is to help employers find job-seeking Veterans or assist ongoing efforts of veteran hiring programs.  There is also included key resources for employers seeking to attract military spouses. 

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2015 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges

This resource just completed a revamp of its online colleges including an extensive research into four areas of military friendliness (military culture, flexibility, financial aid, and online support) and then analyzed the results.

The results are the 2015 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges.  53 schools stood out as exceptional among over 400 analyzed.  Also featured are 25 schools that offer the best online experience for military professionals and veterans:

 
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VA Launches Hotline to Answer Questions on VA Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans:                 1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new hotline — 1-855-VA-WOMEN — to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans. The service began accepting calls on April 23, 2013.

“Some women Veterans may not know about high-quality VA care and services available to them,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “The hotline will allow us to field their questions and provide critical information about the latest enhancements in VA services.”

 

 

Links

Documents

Update on Camp Lejeune.pdfUpdate on Camp Lejeune Contaminated Drinking Water
VA ALP Fact Sheet.pdfVA Accelerated Learning Program Fact Sheet
VA LOAN FLYER.pdfVA Loans
IB10-449_camp_lejeune.pdfNew 2015 Camp Lejeune Fact Sheet
Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program.pdfHomeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program
Supportive Services for Veteran Families.pdfSupportive Services for Veteran Families
MST Claims Fact Sheet 2013.pdfMST Claims Fact Sheet
Veterans Charities.pdfHow to check out Veterans Charities
WARNING TO VETERANS.pdfWarning to Veterans!
lsw_privacy_act_waiver.pdfLSW Privacy Act Waiver
lsw_intake_form.pdfLSW Intake Form
lawyers_serving_warriors.pdfLawyers Serving Warriors