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Veterans Benefits

Veteran's Van

Veterans Bus 2020

The Bucks County Veteran's Van will transport Veterans from designated points in Bucks County to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, the Victor J. Saracini VA Outpatient Clinic and the Coatesville VA Medical Center. Currently, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Veterans Van is temporarily shut-down. Please check back for regular updates on upcoming schedules.
Pre-registration is required.

Veterans Emergency Assistance

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides temporary emergency funds for the necessities of life to assist honorable discharged Pennsylvania veterans of any war or armed conflict, or the widow and infant children or dependents of such veterans as are sick or disabled and who are without means.

The maximum period for granting emergency assistance is three months. Assistance is authorized for food, dairy, shelter, fuel and clothing. Applications may be made through the County Department of Veteran Affairs.

Eligibility requirements are:

  1. Veterans must be unemployed and in need.
  2. An honorably discharged veteran must have served in the Armed Forces of the United States during the established war-service dates or during peacetime hostile fire or terrorist attack as determined by the Department of Military Affairs
  3. Veteran must be a resident of Pennsylvania at time of application.
  4. Veteran must have been employed immediately prior to emergency or have a recent loss of income within the past 180 days prior to date of application.
  5. Upon recent death of the veteran, widows and orphaned children are eligible, provided veteran would have been qualified prior to death.
  6. Applicant must not be receiving financial aid from public assistance. 

A further benefit is the provision of a headstone to mark the Veteran's grave. Types available:

Granite Headstone Bucks County allowance of $100.00
Flat Marble or Granite Federal
Upright Marble or Granite Federal
Flat Bronze Federal

Bucks County will also pay up to $50.00 for installation of a Federal marker or lettering on an existing memorial.

Application for Federal Headmarker Allowance

Flag and Grave Markers

Bucks County provides flags and grave markers for Memorial Day observances. These flags and markers are used to decorate the graves of veterans buried in the County. The Department of Veterans Affairs provides the markers free to various organizations which will assume the responsibility of placing them on the appropriate graves. They are also available to individual families requesting them from the department.

Veterans organizations interested in obtaining such flags and markers should submit a request on their official stationary to Department of Military Affairs, Neshaminy Manor Center, Rt. 611 and Almshouse Road, Doylestown, PA 18901.

The following are the types of grave markers available:

  • Revolutionary War
  • War of 1812
  • Indian War
  • Civil War
  • Spanish-American War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean Conflict
  • Vietnam Era
  • Persian Gulf War
  • War Veteran

Whoever steals or attempts to steal any veterans' grave marker is guilty of larceny, a felony, and upon conviction shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $1,000.00 or to undergo imprisonment for one year or both.

Whoever buys or receives for use as junk or scrap metal any veteran's grave marker or emblem is also subject to the same penalties.

Bucks County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

We Have Moved! Our New Address is
Bucks County Administration Building 
55 E. Court Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

Dan Fraley - Director (215) 345-3307
Betty Carleo - Veterans Service Officer (215) 345-3885

Bucks County Government Services Center 
Branch Office 
7321 New Falls Rd. 
Levittown, PA 19055 

Lynn Hanes - Veterans Service Officer (267) 580-3560

Quakertown Government Services Center
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Wednesday's Only -- 9 a.m. to Noon.

Betty Carleo - Veterans Service Officer (215) 529-7284