Veteran Benefits

The office invites you to apply for the benefits of which we have the appropriate applications. Please make an appointment by calling the Monroe County Veteran Affairs Office at (570) 517-3187 to receive more detailed information on what is needed to apply for these benefits. ​​​​​

  • 1) What County benefits are available?
    • • $100.00 county death benefit for burial for Veteran or widow
      • Grave flag holders and flags for veteran’s graves for Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day and placing of flags
      • $100.00 county headstone installation benefit
      • $ 75.00 county headstone engraving benefit if veteran’s grave already has a headstone
      • Recording of DD214’s/Discharges (free of charge)
      • Certified copies of DD214’s/Discharge, Marriage Licenses, and Divorce Decrees
      • Providing written correspondence for Veterans and Dependents when it involves Federal or State benefits
      • Involved in special county-wide activities for parades or events involving the celebration of Memorial Day or Veterans Day
      • Grave registrations for Veterans who are buried in Monroe County
      • Provide a historical research service as time permits.
  • 2) What State Benefits are available?
    • • Veteran Temporary Assistance Program
      • Property tax exception for 100% service-connected, wartime Veterans and their widows only
      • Blind Veterans pension
      • Paralyzed Veterans pension
      • State Veterans home applications for placement
      • Various Veterans license plates from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
      • Persion Gulf Bonus
      • Military Family Relief
  • 3) What Federal Benefits are available?
    • • V.A. Compensation for service related problems
      • V.A. Non-Service Connected Pensions for non-service disabled veterans who have served during a federal recognized wartime period of service
      • V.A. Medical Hospitalization Programs/Veterans Identification Card Program and rescheduling or scheduling of V.A. Hospital Appointments
      • V.A. Burial Benefits
      • V.A. Widow’s pension
      • Eligibility verification reports for pensions
      • Appeals for Pension, Compensation benefits
      • V.A. Insurance/1 sum claims and conversions
      • Up-grading or corrections on Discharges and DD214’s
      • Order decorations, medals, and appropriate records from National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO
      • Apportionments for estranged wives or dependent children
      • Obtaining DD214’s for WWII period Merchant Marines and U.S. Civil Servants who served on U.S. Navy or U.S. Army Vessels during WWII from the U.S. Coast Guard
      • So Some restricted services to former members of the National Guard/Reserve Forces
      • V.A. Government Marker/Headstone for Veteran’s unmarked grave