Salisbury to launch Veterans Assistance Program Feb. 7

Monthly program will help veterans access services, locate records and more

BRADDOCK, Feb. 1 – State Rep. Abigail Salisbury will launch a monthly Veterans Assistance Program on Wednesday, Feb. 7 to help veterans and their families who have questions or need help navigating programs and services.

The program will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Salisbury’s 501 Braddock Avenue district office.

“I’m launching this program because I want to make it easier for veterans and their families to access services, find answers to questions or get help with problems such as locating lost paperwork,” Salisbury said. “We’ll have a Veteran Service Officer on site to help folks navigate the system, apply for services or programs and make sure they are receiving all the benefits they deserve.

“I encourage all veterans or family members needing assistance to stop by on the first Wednesday of every month between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We consider it an honor to serve you.”

Salisbury said the program can provide help with:

  • Veteran-related compensation and pension claims.
  • Education benefits.
  • VA Health Care System enrollment.
  • Burial and survivor benefits.
  • State benefits.
  • Obtaining military personnel and medical records.
  • Other questions.

Those seeking assistance are encouraged to call ahead to schedule an appointment, but residents will also be served on a walk-in basis during program hours.

Anyone with questions should call Salisbury’s office at 412-273-3400.