VA Compensation and Benefits for PA Veterans
On this page, I will address VA benefits for Pennsylvania veterans. Applying for and getting VA disability
compensation benefits for PA veterans is the same as it is in every other state. This website addresses VA compensation
and pension in detail on another page. This page will discuss benefits that are available to PA veterans from the Pennsylvania
Veterans Benefits Administration and also some benefits available through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some of these
benefits are specific to veterans from Pennsylvania and disabled veterans from PA. Many of the benefits mentioned on this
page are separate from VA compensation and pension benefits. My hope is that you will find benefits available to you as a
PA veteran that you might not have been aware of. I will also include on this page the PA Regional Office for VA compensation
benefits and a brief discussion of lawyers and other types of representation in a VA compensation claim.
you have any questions you can call me at 1-877-527-5529.
Lawyers for VA Compensation in PA
Ask a Lawyer Your VA Compensation Question
One thing you should know is that if you have been denied VA compensation benefits you can now hire a lawyer in most
situations to help you with your claim. For years, you could only get help from a VA VSO or veterans service organization.
A new law was passed in June of 2007 that allows veterans to hire attorneys for their denied VA compensation claims in
PA and every other state. Most VA lawyers in PA and other states charge 20% of past due benefits. This means, the lawyer only
get paid if he or she is able to get you your benefits or additional benefits, and there is past due benefits owed to
you as a result. Some attorneys may charge a higher percentage than 20%, but if they do so it must be approved by the VA when
the case is completed. The VA compensation process is very complex and it is a good idea to get help with your claim whether
it be a lawyer or a veterans service organization. A good representatives can help a Pennsylvania veteran get their service
connected VA compensation benefits in many ways. They first must analyze why you have been denied, or received less than you were
entitled to in your rating decision. A lawyer or representative should then review your entire C file and service
medical records to make sure it includes all of the evidence that is favorable to your claim. The representative or attorney
can then seek additional evidence if it is needed and apply the evidence to the law in a brief which explains to the VA why
there decision was wrong, and what you should be entitled to. If you have to attend a hearing it is helpful to have
a lawyer by your side to ask the right questions, and present to the judge the best arguments as to why you are entitled to
the benefits you seek. VA compensation in Pennsylvania and every other state is a long and frustrating process in most cases.
If you would like to ask me more questions about how a VA compensation lawyer can help you with your claim or if you have
already decided you want help feel free to call me at 1-877-527-5529. I am located in New Jersey but I handle cases nation
wide, but if you prefer a local PA VA lawyer I would be more than happy to help you find one.
Apply for VA Compensation in PA
So how do you apply for VA compensation benefits in PA? You can apply on your own or get the help of a VA VSO or
veterans service organization. As I mentioned earlier, if you are denied in most cases you can then hire a lawyer to help
you with your disability claim if you choose. A claim can be filed at the below VA offices. For more information about the
steps in a VA compensation claim for you service connected disability, or in other words, the VA compensation process
you can visit my web-page on the topic and you should also know you can apply on-line
at the VA website. The important thing is that you apply as soon as possible if you think you have a service connected
medical condition since in most cases you can only be paid from the date of your application for benefits. To better
understand the requirments for VA compensation
for a service connected disability you should visit and read my page on the subject.
Below is the address and phone number of the VA Regional Office for PA and the PA intake sites.
1000 Liberty Avenue
Philadelphia Regional Office and Insurance Center
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Intake Site At Carlisle Barracks
Army Community Services, Building 46, Room 118
Carlisle, PA 17013
Intake Site At New Cumberland Defense
Family Services, DDSP-HF
New Cumberland, PA 17070
Intake Site At
Fleet & Family Support Center
Willow Grove, PA 19090
VA Benefits for PA Veterans
The rest of this page is devoted to benefits specific for PA veterans and PA disabled veterans. In some cases, there
are additional benefits for disabled veterans on top of what they get from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The benefits
discuss below are from the Pennsylvania Veterans Benefits Administration and some are from the VA. Along with the available
benefits you will find a website at the bottom of each section which will direct you to the PA VBA website to get
more information about the programs you are interested in.
PA Veterans Disability Benefits
Federal Benefits for PA Disabled Veterans
VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
Legislation on Free POW Resident Fishing Licenses
Specially Adapted Housing Program
VA Adapted Housing Application
GSA Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Job Accommodations Network
PA State Benefits for Disabled
State Blind Veterans Pension
State Paralyzed Veterans Pension
Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program
Application for Disabled Veteran, Severely Disabled Veteran, Registration
Plate or Severely Disabled Veteran Motorcycle Plate Decal
Person With Disability Parking Placard Application
Resident Disabled Veteran Licenses (hunting, furtaker and lifetime)
Resident Disabled Lifetime Hunting License Application
Free Fishing Licenses for Disabled Veterans
Fishing License Information for Disabled Veterans
For more information on any of these benefits visit the PA VA web-site page for Pennsylvania disabled veterans.
Pennsylvania Veterans Benefits
Transition Assistance &
For more information on any of the above benefits you can
visit the Pennsylvania VA Benefits website page.
PA Veterans Online Resource Directory
Spouse & Family
Support & Thanks
Fore more information on any of the above subjects you can visit the PA VA website page called
the Veterans Online Resource Directory.