Schweyer alerting local veterans of delays at local American Legion and VA offices due to COVID-19
HARRISBURG, June 23 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting local veterans to expect delays in responses from local American Legion and regional Veterans Affairs offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Legion Philadelphia Service Office remains closed indefinitely. Veterans and their families can expect significant delays on all replies during the pandemic. Once those offices resume in person visits, Schweyer said the monthly veterans outreach program will resume at his district office.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has also closed its regional offices due to COVID-19. All hearings are postponed indefinitely, and all appointments are cancelled. The VA call center is open for anyone with critical questions at 1-800-827-1000.
Schweyer added his staff is still available to help via phone and email. Please call 610-791-6270 or email RepSchweyer@pahouse.net. “We are preparing the office to reopen to the public, hopefully by next week,” Schweyer said.