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Mission Statement

The mission of the Lawrence County Department of Veteran’s Affairs is to Aid and Assist all County veterans and their families with obtaining Local, State and Federal benefits. We help them discover the benefits to which they are entitled and assist them with the application process. The Lawrence County Veterans Service Office is committed to advocate for veterans, provide quality services and programs for them and their families.

We have many goals and projects to further assist veterans and their families and to help show our gratitude for what our veterans have done for our country. Our primary goal is to give to the Veterans and their Families 100% of ourselves, of the knowledge we have regarding all aspects of Veterans Benefits.

The benefits administered by the staff of the Lawrence County Veterans Affairs Office, are a means by which we can express our profound gratitude for the many sacrifices our veterans have made to protect and defend our freedom.

FAQs

 

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Q: What if the Discharge/DD214 is not recorded at Lawrence County or any other county?
A: Please contact our office or the Register and Recorder’s office to verify whether your Discharge/DD214 is recorded. Otherwise, you will need to send for a new one by either visiting our office or by applying online at: www.archives.gov/veterans/evetrecs
Q: How do I enroll in the VA Medical Center?
A: You will need to fill out a 10-10EZ application and mail it in with a copy of your Discharge/DD214 to the Butler VA Hospital. Listed below is a link where you can obtain a copy of the 10-10EZ application. Applications are also available in our office. http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/1010EZ-fillable.pdf
Q: What is Aid & Attendance, and what are the qualifications?
A: The Aid & Attendance program is for veterans or their widows who are in need of financial assistance and are in a nursing home, assisted living home, or have a caregiver. The veteran must have active duty for 90 days of service and at least one day of wartime. For other qualifications, please visit the links listed below. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS ON YOUR OWN! Call us for assistance: 724-656-2180

Q: How can I reach the VA Regional Office?
A: You can reach the VA Regional Office at 1-800-827-1000 or on their Hearing Impaired TDD line 1-800-829-4833.
Q: Where can I call to find out about educational benefits and the GI Bill?
A: Call 1-888-GI-BILL-A (1-888-442-4551)
http://www.gibill.va.gov/
Q: What is the number for the Butler VA Hospital?
A: 1-800-362-8262 or visit the website at http://www.butler.va.gov
Q: How do I find information on the Lawrence County Outpatient VA Clinic in New Castle?
A: You can call the VA Clinic, also known as Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), at 724-598-6080. It is located at the Ridgewood Professional Building on New Butler Road. Please visit the Web site for additional information about the new clinic at http://www.butler.va.gov/locations/Lawrence_County_VA_Outpatent_Clinic.asp
Q: How can I obtain more information about the federal benefits available?
A: Please click the link below to upload a copy of the Federal Benefit for Veterans and Dependents Manual/Book. Please click here for the benefit book. Please click here for the VA website.
Q: How do I apply for Agent Orange Compensation?
A: The Department of Veterans Affairs currently offers service connected compensation for many diseases believed to be associated with Agent Orange Exposure. Please visit the website below for more detailed information.

http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-agent_orange.asp

Q: What is Service Connected Compensation and who is eligible?
A: It is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service.

You may be eligible if you have a service related disability and you were discharged under something other than dishonorable conditions.

Call the Veterans Office at 724-656-2180 to schedule an appointment.

For more information about VA Disability Compensation, please click here.

Q: What is and who is eligible for Tax Exemption?
A: 100% Service Connected wartime Veterans and Widows. For more information, please click here.
Q: What types of benefits are available upon the death of a veteran or widow?
A: There are possibly county, state, and federal burial benefits available. Please view the following links for more information:

Q: Are there any emergency funds or resources?
A: Veterans’ Temporary Assistance (VTA) is available on an emergency as-needed basis for anyone who may qualify. Please contact our office, 724-656-2180, to determine eligibility. Please click here for more information.

Meet Our Department

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Jesse Putnam

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Director of Veteran’s Office Lawrence County Government CenterVeteran’s Office Work 430 Court St. New Castle PA 16101 United States Work Phone: (724) 656-2172 Work Fax: (724) 656-2447

Contact Information for Department

Veteran’s Office
Lawrence County Government Center
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 656-2180
FAX: (724) 656-2447
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Excluding Holidays