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Dr. Bobbi Cumpston, DSL
95 West Beau Street, Suite 300
Washington, PA 15301
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Department of Human Services
Programs and Services
- Nutritional Support
- Senior Centers
What benefits are available to me?
There are many possible benefits available to you and possibly your immediate family members, including, but not limited to: • Disability compensation for injuries and illnesses caused, incurred, or aggravated while serving in the Armed Forces. These conditions must be chronic. • Non-service connected pension • Homebound • Aid and attendance • Education • Life insurance • Home loans • Vocational rehabilitation • Dependent Indemnity Compensation (DIC) • VA medical enrollment • Counseling • Burial benefits • Tax exemption Some benefits are based on a veteran’s time and dates in service. Not all veterans are entitled to the same benefits.
Do I qualify/who is a veteran?
The US Code of Federal Regulations (Title 38) defines the term “veteran” as a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable. For VA purposes; however, there are exceptions, so a person who received an other than honorable conditions discharge should check with a Veterans Service Officer to see what, if any, benefits are available. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may be eligible for VA benefits as well.
Do I need to make an appointment to see a Veterans Service Officer?
It is preferred that you do contact the office and schedule an appointment if possible due to high volume of veteran client contacts and the length of time allowed for each person served. If you schedule an appointment you will receive our individualized attention. Please call us at 724-228-6865 to schedule.