Below is a partial listing of some of the services that the Erie County Department of Veteran Services offers veterans and their families. Due to the nature and complexity of the forms involved, we offer one-on-one assistance and guidance for all veterans.

Please contact the Erie County Department of Veteran Services for understanding eligibility and assistance when filing claims. We are here to assist you.

Pension and Compensation

  • Dependency and indemnity compensation
  • Non service-connected disability pension
  • Service-connected compensation
  • Survivor’s pension

Death Benefits

  • County burial allowance
  • Federal burial allowance
  • Flag holders and cemetery flags

Health Benefits

  • VA Medical Center enrollment
  • Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA)

Pennsylvania State Benefits

  • Educational gratuity payments
  • Real estate tax exemption
  • Blind pension
  • Paralyzed veterans pension
  • Veterans Temporary Assistance
  • Veterans Trust Fund
  • Military Family Relief Assistance Program

Other Services

  • Obtaining military medals and decorations
  • Obtaining DD-214/Discharge and military records
  • Information and referral

Home Buying and Improvements

  • Certificates of eligibility – VA Guaranteed Loans

Involvement/Outreach Programs

  • Veterans Treatment Court
  • Recruitment of mentors for Veterans Treatment Court