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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. 

Neshaminy Manor Center 
Building G
1260 Almshouse Rd. 
Doylestown, PA 18901 

Dan Fraley-Director (215) 345-3307
Betty Carleo-Veteran's Aide (215) 345-3885

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

Karen Mayer-Veteran's Assistant (267) 580-3560

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


Betty Carleo-Veteran's Aide (215) 529-7284