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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
(
For your convenience, please call for appointment)                    
                      
Friday - Appointments Only

 

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.
 
 

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VetResources

Since we began VetResources last year, you've opened it more than 100M times and clicked on resources more than 12M times. That's hundreds of thousands of free event tickets, premium subscriptions, audio books, National Park passes, video games, Walgreens Flu shots, Amazon Prime membership discounts, and so much more! 

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Free Concert, Sport Tickets from VET TIX

Vet Tix provides free event tickets to currently-serving members of the military, Veterans, their families, as well as immediate family of those that have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving. More than 6.7 million tickets have been distributed to date. Eligibility is determined through ID.me, a third-party identify verification service that is also available to use on VA.gov.

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National Park Passes

Veterans, with a service-connected disability rating, are entering Federal recreation lands and national parks for free with an America the Beautiful-the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands lifetime Access Pass.

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The Veterans Health ID Card for Base Access

The Defense Department announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access as of Jan. 1, 2020. Veterans who are eligible and want to take advantage of in-person benefits must have a Veterans Health Identification Card, or VHIC. 

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The VA Welcome Kit

VA Welcome
                                          Kit

In 2019, more than 500K VA Welcome Kits were downloaded or given to Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors. This step-by-step kit guides you to the benefits and services you've earned.

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Space A Flights

The Space-A Program fills surplus capacity and seating on DOD aircraft. A popular perk among retirees, eligible disabled Veterans can also take advantage of the program and fly for free. To be eligible for Space-A flights, Veterans must have a permanent and total service-connected disability rating.

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Free Flu Shots at Walgreens

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                                          getting flu shot in upper arm

VA and Walgreens are national partners, providing no-cost flu shots to VA enrolled Veterans. Now through March 31, 2020, Veteran patients nationwide have the option of getting their flu shot at any Walgreens location, in addition to their local VA health care facilities.

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Free Sports Gear for Military/Veteran Kids

The United Heroes League (UHL) honors military kids with free sports gear, pro-sports tickets, access to free sports camps, and grants to cover the costs of sports association fees. Any active service member or Honorably discharged Veteran who deployed to a combat zone (as defined by DOD or VA), with children under 18, are encouraged to apply.

LEARN MORE 

Free VA Recipes and Cookbooks

Free
                                          Recipes and Cookbooks for
                                          Veterans

Your food choices can make a difference in managing your health. VA's Nutrition services promote wellness and disease prevention by ensuring effective nutrition education and counseling for Veterans. To make meal planning easy, VA has put together some free healthy recipes, video tutorials and cookbooks.

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Free Video Games for Veterans

Operation Supply Drop’s Games to Grunts program supports community engagement to Veterans, military, and their families through video games. Eligibility is determined through ID.me, a third-party identify verification service that is also available to use on VA.gov.

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Free LinkedIn Premium Account

LinkedIn offers Veterans, VA caregivers and Fry Scholars a free 1-year premium career subscription, including one year of access to LinkedIn Learning. The one year free upgrade to premium includes a library of over 14,000 business, technical, and creative courses on LinkedIn Learning.

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Free Local Events for Veterans with Team Red, White and Blue's App

Looking for local events to connect with other Veterans? Maybe ruck, or a run with some kindred spirits while traveling for work? Perhaps you’re looking to perform some community service with others in your city? Team Red, White, & Blue’s new app provides access to thousands of physical, social, and service-oriented events led by volunteer leaders and members throughout the country. Download on IOS Download on Android

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Exclusive Veteran Access to ShopVCS.com

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                                          shopping on vcs online

VA’s Veterans Canteen Service launched an online shopping site exclusively available to Veterans enrolled in VA, their families, and VA employees. The site serves as an expanded catalog of items not offered in Patriot Stores, the retail shops located in the VA hospitals and clinics.

SHOP VCS

Amtrak Veteran Discounts

Veterans receive a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains. Use the Fare Finder at the beginning of your search and select ‘Military Veteran’ for each passenger as appropriate to receive the discount. Active-duty U.S. military members, their spouses and dependents are also eligible to receive a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare.

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Free Digital Shadowboxes and Premium Membership from TogetherWeServed.com

Together We Served has built one of the most comprehensive databases of U.S. Military training and operating units in existence. TWS, offers a digital platform to capture a Veteran’s entire military service from boot camp to separation.

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Network and ask Questions on RallyPoint.com

RallyPoint is a social network exclusive to the military community. Currently, 1.6 million service members, Veterans, family members, government civilians, caregivers, and survivors are engaging on RallyPoint.

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Borne The Battle Podcast: Military Films 

BTB

In the era of comic book films, the business of telling military stories in Hollywood has changed. Or so say this week's panel on "Borne the Battle." Marine and Navy Veterans Dale Dye, Jennifer Marshall, Travis Wade and Hiram Murray discuss the state of military films and the Veteran filmmaking community.

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No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

Free Help for Homeless Veterans Dial 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Veterans

Homeless Veteran Chat Confidential, 24/7 online support for homeless Veterans and friends

https://www.va.gov/homeless for more information


Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Did you know that VA offers same day services in Primary Care and Mental Health at 172 VA Medical Centers across the country? Make the Connection Resource Locator

Contact the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and press 1, Chat, or Text 838255.)


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  "ATTENTION MILITARY SHARE VETERANS"

Correction for the January date of "Military Share"

The correct date for the January Military Share is Thursday January 30. 2020, not January 31.

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Attention Veterans needing Emergency Care:

If you are enrolled in the VA Medical Benefits and require Emergency Medical/Room treatment outside the VA, for VA to pay those medical costs, you must contact Lebanon VAMC within 48 hours and request payment through fee Basis.  Failure to contact Lebanon VAMC within the 48 hours may be reason for a denial for payment by the VA of any of the costs for your treatment.

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Camp Lejeune:

 Disability compensation VA recently proposed a rule to create presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 who later developed one of the following eight diseases:

Adult leukemia
Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer
Liver cancer
Multiple myeloma
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Parkinson's disease

Presently, these conditions are the only ones for which there is sufficient scientific and medical evidence to support the creation of presumptions; however, VA will continue to review relevant information as it becomes available. Veterans who are experiencing other health conditions that they think may be related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune are encouraged to contact their primary care provider and to file a claim. VA reviews and decides disability compensation claims on a case-by-case basis. -

See more at: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/camp-lejeune/#sthash.ZA1frcoV.dpuf


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ATTENTION VETERANS: If you are planning on signing up for Social Security, take your DD-214 to the appointment.  Your Military Service may increase your monthly benefit.

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VETERANS RESOURCE GUIDE.pdfVETERANS RESOURCE GUIDE
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Supportive Services for Veteran Families.pdfSupportive Services for Veteran Families
MST Claims Fact Sheet 2013.pdfMST Claims Fact Sheet 2013
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