Senator Lisa Baker invites veterans of all ages and from all service eras to utilize the Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Service Officer Network to receive free information and assistance for government benefits including VA healthcare, compensation, pension, education and dependent benefits. Surviving spouses can also use these Service Officers at no charge to learn about their eligibility for VA benefits.
On Friday, February 1, a VFW Service Officer or claims consultant will be available for scheduled appointments at state Senator Lisa Baker’s office outside Hawley. The office address is 2512 Route 6, in the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitor's Center, lower level. All veterans, not just VFW members, can request appointments between 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment at this location please call (570) 226-5960.
"It’s wonderful to be able to work with the VFW to expand our services to veterans in the area," said Sen. Lisa Baker. "We encourage veterans to stop by the office so we can help them receive the services and assistance they have earned."
Each year, the PA VFW helps veterans receive more than $30 million of federal benefit dollars through its Service Office network, which hires and trains full-time Service Officers to work with benefit claims during all stages of processing including holding powers of attorney and handling appeals to VA decisions.
In addition to these accredited full-time Service Officers, more than 600 Pennsylvania VFW members serve as volunteer post service officers who offer general benefits information at VFW posts.