17 South Seventh Street
Allentown, PA. 18101-2400
Thomas Applebach, Director
Vi Hertzog, Assistant Director
Lynn Weimer, Veterans Service Officer
Accredited VA Service Officers
The Veterans Affairs Office is committed to serving Lehigh County veterans and their family members with compassion, dignity and respect. We will provide courteous, efficient and professional service to any veteran or family member seeking our assistance.
The Veterans Affairs Office will assist veterans and their family members with information regarding federal, state (PA Veterans' Affairs) and local benefits. We provide information and assistance in filing for and acquiring the following federal benefits: compensation for service connected disability; pension for veterans unable to work; vocational rehabilitation and counseling; payment for education and job training; home loan guaranty; life insurance; 'wheelchair homes'; and burial benefits. The benefits for family members of deceased veterans include dependency and indemnity compensation and death pension.
Services Provided (In addition to those above)
Documents for Tax Exemption
Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals and Materials, asbestos, radiation, etc.
My Healthy Vet:
Gulf War Registry:
Agent Orange Registry:
IN-COUNTRY VIETNAM VETERANS PRESUMPTIVES:
Camp LeJeune Water Contamination Health Issues:
VA National Suicide Hotline
Veterans, Service members, and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.
Pennsylvania Veterans Homes
An honorably discharged Pennsylvanian who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and/or a spouse of an eligible veteran. Applicants from another state are only eligible if Pennsylvania was listed as their home of record upon entry into the Armed Forces or the Pennsylvania Military Forces. An applicant who is not a bono fide resident of Pennsylvania at the time of admission may not be admitted if a bono fide resident of Pennsylvania is awaiting admission.
DMVA Press Release Website:
Pennsylvania Veterans Affairs
As part of its dual mission, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs oversees and supports the Pennsylvania National Guard, but it is important to note that DMVA also serves as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s larger military community to include installations, personnel and resources from all branches of service located in the commonwealth
Pennsylvania Veterans Registry: The PA VETERANS REGISTRY is an online application that allows veterans, family members and people who work with veterans to connect with DMVA to request information related to the valuable state benefits, programs and services offered.
PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
VA is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Our focus is
An honorably discharged Pennsylvanian who served in the
U.S. Armed Forces and/or a spouse of an eligible veteran. Applicants from
another state are only eligible if Pennsylvania was listed as their home of
record upon entry into the Armed Forces or the Pennsylvania Military Forces. An
applicant who is not a bono fide resident of Pennsylvania at the time of
admission may not be admitted if a bono fide resident of Pennsylvania is
VA Education and Training Benefits:
555 Union Blvd., Allentown, PA 18109
555 Union Blvd., Allentown, PA 18109
Act 176 of 2012 has allowed PennDot it issue a Pennsylvania driver's license or identification card that clearly indicates that the bearer is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.
Qualified applicants should visit: www.dmv.state.pa.us click on the American flag icon with the phrase "Veterans Designation beneath it.