While Lehigh County seeks a new County Director of Veterans Affairs, Northampton County is moving its as part of an effort to consolidate and centralize Department of Human Services operations within the county. Effective March 10 you will find the Office of Veterans Affairs in the brand new Human Services Building at 2801 Emrick Blvd, Bethlehem (Bethlehem Township). An anticipated result will be convenient, one-stop shopping for human services, of which veterans affairs is meant to be a part. (more…)
Like the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) service-connected compensation program, it too has come under congressional scrutiny for its processing times. However, on 19 February Social Security Administration (SSA) officials announced plans to expedite disability claims for individuals with a VA approved, 100 percent disability rating. (more…)
VA Announces Rollout of Secure Veteran Health Identification Cards
On 20 February, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ay announced a phased rollout of its newly designed and more secure veteran identity card in response to their present identity card calamity. The VA has responded more quickly than it originally anticipated.
In addition to being more secure, the card has been redesignated as the Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) – replacing the Veteran Identification Card (VIC) introduced in 2004.
A new weekly feature has been added to the Job Board to provide additional, consolidated, local employment information, CareerLink’s VER Desk Notes. ### As of 19 February 2014
Researchers at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, are currently recruiting for a study in which they provide free evidence-based therapy to OEF/OIF military veterans, service members, guardsmen, and reservists experiencing combat-related PTSD. (more…)
Lehigh County’s Human Resources Department is seeking a person to fulfill the role of County Director of Veterans Affairs. For more information or to apply, click here (you may have to scroll down a few positions). ### As of 13 February 2014
As a result of the recent storm, roof damage has occurred at the Allentown VA Clinic, which necessitates a change of location of VALOR Clinic Foundation’s Mini-Stand Down on 15 February. Site has been moved to 1660 Cedar Crest Boulevard, the parking lot of the National Penn Bank in the Read more…