Assistance for Veterans 

We’re here to assist our veterans with getting the help and information they need.
Below are some common services that are accessed by veterans.
For more information please call one of our benefits advisors at (215) 686-3256.


We have organized services based on which level of government they are available from.
Please click on any of the titles below to view their service offerings.


  • Greater Philadelphia
    Veterans Network

    GPVN helps veterans, national guard, and reservists find work through career service, programs, initiatives, mentorships, networking and job leads.

  •  VETERANS’ PREFERENCE IN STATE CIVIL SERVICE

    Learn about how Veterans receive additional benefits in recognition of their military service when they pass civil service examinations required for appointment to employment positions covered by the State’s Merit System.

  • Veterans Multi-Service Center Employment and Training

    Access training programs designed with the current job market in mind to help you  acquire the necessary skills to compete for demanding positions and to earn a livable wage.

  • PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

    Get advice and assistance with military benefits for veterans and their families, and quality care for aging veterans.

  • PA Veterans Temporary Assistance

    Get temporary financial assistance for Veterans and their beneficiaries residing in Pennsylvania for food, dairy, shelter, fuel and clothing.

  • PennDOT Military Registration Vehicle Plates

    Get information on obtaining military plates for your vehicle.

    Click here to view/download a fact sheet.

  • MFRAP

    Learn about financial assistance, in the form of grants, available to eligible Pennsylvania service members and their family members.

  • PA Blind Veterans’ Pension

    Blind Veterans can apply for a pension of $150.00 per month.

  • PA Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans’ Pension

    Provides eligible amputee and paralyzed Veterans a pension of $150.00 per month.

  • PA Educational
    Gratuity Program

    Get financial assistance for children of honorably discharged veterans who have service-connected disabilities, or who died in service, and served during a period of war or armed conflict.

  • PA Career Link Philadelphia

    PA CareerLink® offers a variety of free career development services to help you successfully explore the path to gainful employment.

  • PA State Veterans Homes

    Pennsylvania offers its veterans six extended care facilities throughout the state and the level of care provided includes personal and skilled nursing care. These facilities offer qualified veterans and their spouses dedicated, superior care.

  • Real Estate Tax Exemption for Disabled Veterans

    The program provides real estate tax exemption for any honorably discharged veteran who is 100% disabled, a resident of the Commonwealth and has a financial need.

  • PA Attorney General’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

    The Office of Attorney General is committed to protecting all Pennsylvania military members, veterans and their families, who are often specifically targeted by dishonest businesses looking to exploit their patriotism, lifestyle and hard-earned benefits.


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  • Individual-based Services
  • Link to Information
  • Financial or Monetary Benefit
  • Housing/Real Estate
  • Education
  • Crisis Management
  • Survivor Benefit
  • Health Care Related
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  • Individual-based Service
  • Information
  • Financial or Monetary Benefit


  • Housing/Real Estate
  • Education
  • Crisis Management


  • Survivor Benefit
  • Health Care
  • Social Media/Online

  • Are you a
    Family Member
    or Caregiver?

    Please visit the
    Family/Caregiver section of our site.

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  • Are you an
    Active Duty
    Servicemember?

    Please visit the Active Duty
    Servicemember section of our site.

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Contact Us

NEED HELP?

VETERANS CRISIS HOTLINE
1-800-273-8255 (PRESS 1)
OR TEXT 838255
NATIONAL SUICIDE
PREVENTION LIFELINE

1-800-273-8255
HELP FOR
HOMELESS VETERANS

1-877-424-3838

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City/County Level Services


State Level Services

CITY HALL, ROOM 127
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19107
(215) 686-3256

 

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