The following are provided by the PA Department of Veterans Affairs. The Snyder County Department of Veterans Services renders assistance in applying for the benefits.
Veterans Emergency Assistance
Provides aid for food, clothing, shelter on a temporary basis (not to exceed three months). Based on house-hold income. Must be Honorably Discharged, Wartime Veteran not in receipt of Public Assistance (Welfare).
Real Property Tax Exemption
Honorably Discharged; Wartime Veterans having a 100 Service-Connected Disability can be exempt from payment of Real Property Taxes on their principle residence. Based on financial need.
Widow's Real Property Tax Exemption
Widows of Honorably Discharged, Wartime Veterans who died of a Service-Connected Disability and if the veteran would have been eligible for exemption, may also be eligible for Real Property Tax Exemption on their principle residence. Based on financial need.
Children of Honorably discharged, Wartime Veterans who are totally disabled from Service-Connected Disability, may received and educational Gratuity while attending any state or state-aided college or other secondary institution. Financial need must be shown and the student must be between the ages of 16 and 21.
Blind Veterans Pension
$100.00 per month for any Service-Connected Disease or Injury incurred while on active duty, which resulted in blindness or visual impairment of 3/60, 10/200 or less normal vision. Veterans must have given Pennsylvania as the place of Residence at the time entering service.
Paralyzed Veterans Pension
$100.00 per month for any veteran Service-Connected for any injury or disease resulting in the loss or loss of the use of two or more extremities during wartime or as a result of hostilities during Combat-Related Action peace time. Must have given Pennsylvania as the place of residence at the time entering service and currently reside in Pennsylvania.
Scotland School for Veterans Children
Child must be between the ages of 6 and 13 to be admitted. Kindergarten thru High School. Further information can be obtained from Jerry Stewart, Director of Admission, Scotland School for Veterans Children, (717) 264-7187, Extension 699.
State Veterans Homes
The Commonwealth maintains veterans homes in the following areas:
Holidaysburg, PA 16648(Altoona, Area)
Erie, PA 16512
Phone (814) 871-4531
Spring City, PA 19475
Phone (610) 948-2400
Scranton, PA 18503
Phone (570) 961-4300
Route 1 and Southhampton Road
Birth and Death Records
Certified copies of birth and death records are issued without cost to veterans and their dependents by the Division of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 1528, 101 South Mercer Street, New Castle, PA 16103, (412) 656-3100.
Disabled Veterans Vehicle Registration
Totally Disabled, Service-Connected Veterans are not charged a fee for Titling and Registration of a motor vehicle. Only one vehicle shall be registered for a veteran. Based on Wartime Service. A $10.00 processing fee shall be charged for wartime veterans who lost a limb or eye or who became partially paralyzed as a result of such service. All other Non-Totally Disabled Veterans having Service-Connected Disabilities pay the regular $24.00 registration fee. The disabled veteran license plate is not the same as the handicapped plate.
No fee is charged totally Disabled Veterans, having a Service-Connected Disability, for the disabled veteran parking placard. Vehicles having a properly displayed placard qualify for parking in areas designated to use for Handicapped Persons.