Westmoreland County Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs Mission:
The Veterans Affairs Office arranges basic social services (i.e., food; clothing; temporary shelter) for veterans and their families, and is the sole source of certain services provided exclusively to them or their associations, including:
1. Expediting applications for vererans' and widows' burial allowances and grave markers.
2. Expediting federal headstone installation allowances.
3. Computerized system for grave applications.
4. Providing flags and flag-holders to veterans organizations.
5. Reimbursing veterans organizations for specified Memorial Day expenses.
6. Locating missing military discharges.
7. Completing veterans/widows applications for emergency assistance.
8. Completing veterans/widows application for VA benefits.
9. Assisting veterans seeking admission to VA hospitals or nursing homes.
10. Assisting veterans/widows/children seeking admission to Scotland School.
11. Correspond with National Cemetery system about lost/damaged headstones.
12. Notifies applicant of marker installation.
13. Supply funeral directors, contractors, etc., with application forms.
14. Meet with funeral directors, cemetary officials, and other county directors to discuss problems.
15. Make monthly visits to county cemeteries to check condition and installation of headstones.
16. Attend seven or eight conventions per year, also numerous seminars throughout the year.
17. Attend weekly meetings at the different "Posts" (i.e., V.F.W., American Legion, Amvets).
18. Notorize (jurat) documents for veterans and their families, free of charge.
The Veterans Affairs Office also assists amateur and professional historians and genealogists seeking information about veterans of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
Hours are 8:30 am. thru 4:00 pm. Monday thru Friday.
There are no events for this organization