Veterans’ Resource Guide

Issues: Education, Veterans

We have a responsibility to ensure that our veterans receive the benefits they earned during their service to our nation. I understand the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces and their families.

When I was a young child, my father was sent overseas to serve in Korea. Upon returning home, he came to pick me up at school and I didn’t recognize him. That vivid memory of his sacrifice to serve our nation, leaving behind a wife and young children, is shared by countless veterans and their families every day.

I take very seriously the opportunity to help provide veterans with the medical, educational and career benefits they deserve.

With the ongoing war in Afghanistan, it is vital that Americans on the home front recognize and honor the risk and sacrifice of our nation’s service men and women.

My office can assist you with Veterans Administration hospital issues, claims for compensation or pensions, and replacement of medals. We can also provide assistance with military pay and pensions, as well as separation documents and records.

Please find a list below of any resources you or your family may need. As always, feel free to contact my office with any questions or concerns.

Recognized Service Organizations

If you require assistance with opening a claim with the VA, a Veteran Service Officer can assist you. VSO’s can also answer questions regarding eligibility and VA guidelines .The following is a listing of the organizations represented at the Philadelphia Regional Office and Insurance Center and recognized by the Secretary in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • Adjutant General of Veterans Affairs: 215-381-3040 
  • American Legion National: 215-381-3022 
  • American Legion State: 215-381-3032 
  • AMVETS: 215-381-3294 
  • Blinded Veterans Association: 215-381-3066 
  • Disabled American Veterans: 215-381-3065 
  • Jewish War Veterans: 215-381-3140 
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart: 215-381-3064 
  • NJ Dept of Military & Veterans Affairs: 215-381-3054 
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America: 215-381-3057 
  • United Spinal Association: 215-381-3037 
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars: 215-381-3123 

Federal

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • VetSuccess: job training/preparedness/resume & cover letter builder website
  • VA for Vets: hiring veterans at the VA.
  • eBenefits apply for and monitor VA benefits claims
  • The Center for Veterans Enterprise
    • Toll free: (866) 584-2344
  • Veterans Suicide Hotline
    • Toll free: 1 (800) 273-TALK
  • PTSD Information Line
    • Toll free: 1 (800) 296-6300

    • Email:   ncptsd@va.gov
  • Veterans Benefits Administration Philadelphia Regional Office and Insurance Center
  • 5000 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa 19101

  • Toll free: 1-800-827-1000
  • Veterans Health Administration – Medical Centers
  • 801 Arch Street Suite 102
 Philadelphia, PA 19107
    •  (215) 627-0238

  • University and Woodland Avenues 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

    • Toll Free: 1 (800) 949 – 1001 or (215) 823 – 5800

  • 101 E. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19120

    •  (215) 924 – 4670

  • Philadelphia Outpatient Clinic

    • 214 North 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 1910
    • (215) 923 – 260

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

  • Feds Hire Vets – Information about Civil Service employment and veterans hiring initiatives.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Veterans Resource Center (HUDVET) –
Information about HUD’s community based programs and resources. Web site provides links to state and local resources through HUD.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


U.S. Department of Commerce


U.S. Department of Homeland Security


U.S. Small Business Administration


  • Office of Veterans Business Development – Links to availability, applicability and usability of small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their Dependents or Survivors.

U.S. Department of Labor


  • Veterans Training and Employment Service – This is a resource for veterans and transitioning service members to help them to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands.
    • Toll Free: 1 (866) 487-2365


State and Local Resources  

PA Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs 
Bldg.

  • S-0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap
, Annville, PA 17003

  • Phone: (717) 861-8500
 Fax: (717) 861-8314

  • Email: RA-DMVA_WebMaster@state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Bureau for Veterans Affairs
 Bldg.

  • S-0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap, 
Annville, PA 17003

  • Phone: 1-800-547-2838

Pennsylvania Bureau for Veterans Affairs - Philadelphia Field Office
 Veterans Administration Center

  • 
Wissahickon Avenue & Manheim Streets / 
P. O. Box 42938 
Philadelphia, PA 19101

  • Toll Free: 1-866-754-8637 or (215) 381-3040 
Fax: (215) 381-3492

Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Force Headquarters 
Bldg.

  • S-0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap, 
Annville, PA 17003
  • Phone: 1-800-547-2838

Montgomery County Department of Veterans Affairs 
Human Services Center

  • 
1430 DeKalb Street, P.O. Box 311 
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19404-0311 

  • Phone: (610) 278-3285

Philadelphia Veterans Advisory Commission

  • 
Room 494 City Hall
, Philadelphia, Pa  19107

  • Phone: 215-686-3256 or 3257