Veteran Resources

The Borough is Whitehall is committed to supporting and honoring those who have served our Country. Veterans qualify for a variety of benefits, services, and programs within the County, State, and Federal Government.

County Directors

Director’s in PA Counties can assist Military Veterans and Dependents apply for Benefit Programs. Click here for the full list of Directors in each PA County.

Recording Discharge Papers

Discharge papers are filed with the Allegheny County Division of Real Estate. This is important when Veterans need certified copies of Discharge Papers when applying for benefits or employment. Click here for information to record your DD214 form.

Veterans Designation

PennDOT offers qualified applicants to recieve a Veterans Designation on their PA Driver’s License. Find more information and how to apply here.

Military Registration License Plates

Service-connected, severely disabled veterans are not charged a fee for titling and registration of one motor vehicle. There is a $7.50 fee for wartime veterans who are partially paralyzed (lost limb or eye). All other disabled veterans are subject to normal registration fees.

Housing Resources

Eligible veterans with a 100% service-connected disability rating from the VA may be exempt from real property taxes on their primary dwelling. The current income threshold cannot exceed $87,212 annually. Tax exemption passes to eligible surviving spouses upon death of the veteran, if there is a financial need. Widows of eligible veterans may also apply.

Burial Benefits

$100.00 payable towards the funeral expense of an honorably discharged Wartime Veteran and spouse. The veteran must be a legal resident of Allegheny County at the time of his death.

 

New Law Supports Disabled Veterans

Recognizing the service and sacrifice of disabled veterans across the state, a new law will exempt 100% of their benefit payments from income calculations for any Commonwealth programs or benefits.

Act 27 of 2024 ensures veterans who receive disability compensation will not have those payments counted against them when applying to programs such as the Real Estate Property Tax Exemption, Education Gratuity Program, Veterans Temporary Assistance Program and Military Relief Assistance Program. It also extends the exclusion of the veterans’ compensation benefits to their unmarried surviving spouses.

Programs will take effect mid-August 2024.

Honoring our Women Veterans

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is reminding drivers that purchashing an “Honoring our Women Veterans” license plate recognizes the importance of women who served and supports programs assisting the nearly 64,000 women Veterans in Pennsylvania. Each plate costs $40, with $15 going directly to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund. To learn more about purchasing a plate honoring womens Veterans visithttps://www.dmva.pa.gov/Veterans/SpecialInitiatives/Pages/VeteransTrustFund.aspx

DMVA

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is reminding veterans it can help locate their lost DD Form 214 (DD-214) and other military documents so they can get credit for time served and receive important benefits they have earned.

The DD-214 contains information needed to verify military service for benefits, retirement, employment and membership in veterans’ organizations. Without this key document, there could be significant delays when a veteran seeks benefits earned through their service to our nation. The DMVA can also assist with locating the DD-215, which is used to correct errors or make additions to a DD-214, helping to assure that veterans have accurate discharge documentation.

Anyone needing assistance from the DMVA to locate their DD-214/215, or other military documentation, can call toll-free 1-800-547-2838 or e-mail RA-REQ@pa.gov. More information about locating military documents can be found through the Records Request Program.

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County Benefits

Military Veterans qualify for County benefits provided through Allegheny County Veterans Services.

Veterans Services
4141 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-621-4357
Fax: 412-621-3622

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Federal Befefits

Military Veterans qualify for Federal Benefits provided through the  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Pittsburgh Benefit Office – Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Building, Fourth Floor
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 1-800-827-1000

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State Benefits

Military Veterans qualify for Federal Benefits provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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