Due to the Covid-19 pandemic concerns, this office is closed to walk in traffic until further notice. The office is still being staffed and you may call with any questions. Some VA related matters can be handled by phone by this office. Appointments are now being scheduled. Please call if you would like to schedule an appointment. Masks are required for entry into the courthouse. Thank you for your cooperation during this period. This page will be updated as the situation develops.
Courtesy Ford of Altoona donated 500 face masks to this office in response to the Covid 19 pandemic. Masks are to be issued to any Blair County veteran who would like one. Please see Courtesy photo to the right of this page. Thank you Courtesy for your generosity!
The Blair County Veterans Affairs office operates by appointment only. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am -4:00 pm. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 693-3160. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and a return call will be made as soon as possible.
This office does not maintain a DD214 file. A copy of the DD214 may be obtained through the Deeds/Wills office but only if the veteran filed the document there upon return from service. Otherwise, you can visit www.dmva.pa.gov and click the request DD214 link.
If you need to check the status of a claim for VA compensation or any other direct VA questions, you may call the VA at 1-800-827-1000. You can reach the VA pension (aid & attendance) office at 1-877-294-6380. You may also visit www.ebenefits.va.gov. for compensation and pension (aid & attendance).
The Blair County Veterans Affairs office would like to thank all veterans and current service members for their service.
Do we have Federal forms for Veteran benefits? Yes.
Do we help with lost discharges? Yes.
Can we assist with Veteran compensation and pensions? Yes.
Do we have flag & holder for "war time" Veteran graves? Yes.
Do we help with VA health benefits? No. Please contact the James E VanZandt medical center at 814-943-8164
Do we help with military retirement or financials? No. Please contact DFAS at 1-888-332-7411