Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to Berks County Veterans Affairs
  • Berks County COVID-19 Help Center - email at COVID@countyofberks.com or call 610-320-6150. Staff will be answering phones and responding to emails seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Multilingual services are available. If a person has a Social Service question or need they should call 211. If a person is experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911.
 
COVID-19 Update: County Administrators have decided to close all County Government offices and buildings to the public from 3/18 - 3/31. However, this does not mean that county services are closed. As for most county services, the Berks County Veterans Affairs will continue to remain operational remotely in order to continue to provide services and guidance to our veterans and their families.
 
We will be accessible to our veteran clients in the office on a very limited basis and by appointment as necessary. We are asking those with signs or symptoms of illness refrain from coming into the office. Thank you.
 
Mission
 
The mission of our local Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs is to administer a comprehensive array of benefit programs and provide assistance services pertaining to claims to the veterans of Berks County and their dependent widows/widowers and orphans in the most expeditious and accountable manner we can. These benefits include those provided by federal, state, and local governments.  
 
Claims pertaining to the following can be submitted to the Veterans Affairs: service connected compensation, non-service connected pension, burial allowances, vocational and rehabilitation training, insurance, tax exemptions, emergency assistance, paralyzed and blind veteran’s pension, specialized veteran’s license plates, flag holders and headstones. We may need to refer a claimant directly to the US Department of Veterans Affairs for assistance, when required.  
 
Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs is not a federal or state agency and therefore does not have direct access to all information that is managed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. We can assist you with your search for information with these departments at anytime, but we can advocate on behalf of your claim only when we enter into a limited power of attorney with you.  
 
 
Contact Information
 
Address
Berks County Veterans Affairs
726 Cherry Street
Reading, PA 19602
 
Phone
(610) 378-5601
(At any time, press 0 to speak with an available Veterans Service Officer)
 
Email​ 
 
Hours
Monday thru Friday:
8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm
(Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
 
Disclaimer: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to improve access to VA benefits for veterans and their families by making it easier to file and check the status of your claims with online resources like www.ebenefits.va.gov and www.VA.gov. Prior to filing a claim, our office encourages you to speak with a Nationally Accredited and Certified Veterans Services Officer (VSO) given the complexity of the VA claims process.  For a list of Accredited National Service Organizations, visit https://www.va.gov/vso/
Ken Lebron, Director

Jason Nauman, Deputy Director


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