Oct. 18, the GI Bill "Ask a Question" system upgraded to "Ask VA."
To further protect your information you will need a VA.gov account, which allows you to access other benefits and systems within VA.
The Veterans Benefits Guide highlights VA benefits and services available for transitioning service members and their families is now available in print and digital publication.
The Pittsburgh VBA RO has re-opened for in person services, 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday (appointments preferred). Veterans with questions regarding their VA benefits are urged to continue scheduling virtual appointments with our Public Contact Team to address specific concerns and claims related inquiries.
To schedule an appointment for in person or virtual services:
Effective August 2, 2021, masks must be worn by all persons wishing to access Moorhead Federal Building and the Pittsburgh VA Regional Office, regardless of vaccination status. This mandate is due to the CDC's classification of Allegheny County as demonstrating substantial transmission levels of COVID 19 in the community.
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Hickory VFW Post 6166 | 5550 E. State Street | Hermitage,PA
Event: Homeless Veterans and other at-risk Veterans are provided with a broad range of necessities including food, medical & mental health assistance, job counseling and referral, and most importantly, companionship and camaraderie. Experts from the Veterans Benefits Administration Pittsburgh VA Regional Office will be available to provide resource information regarding service-connected compensation, Veteran Readiness & Education Services, including on-the-spot assistance with individual questions and concerns. Transportation will be available. Call the Transit Office at 724.981.6222 to schedule a ride.
Expected Participants: Homeless and at-risk Veterans
For more information: Contact Lori Johnson, CAPMC Planning & Development at 724.342.6222 x14 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and Time: Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Energy Innovation Center | 1435 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Event: In celebration of Veteran's Day 2021, CIVEASE will be presenting the 1st Annual Pittsburgh Military Arts Fest. Military, family members, and advocate artists will showcase their artwork. Tickets are required ($10 general admission; 12yrs old & younger are free).
The Pittsburgh Military Arts Fest 2021 will feature:
For More Information Visit Civease.com.
Expected Participants: Veterans, Family Members, Community Members, Art Enthusiasts
Date and Time: Friday, November 5, 2021 | 11:00am-2:00pm (Veterans' only hour from 11am-12pm; Proof of Veteran status required)
Location: Tanglewood Center | 10 Austin Avenue | Lyndora, PA
Event: A day of free services, support, and resources for homeless Veterans, Veterans at risk of homelessness, Service Members, community members, and families in need. Items offered include personal care products, food, VA Surplus, clothing, hot meals, refreshments, and more. Available services include free haircuts, flu shots, employment services, housing assistance, Recovery & Mental Health Service and other Social Services. Experts from the Veterans Benefits Administration Pittsburgh VA Regional Office will be available to provide resource information regarding service-connected compensation, Veteran Readiness & Education Services, including on-the-spot assistance with individual questions and concerns.
Expected Participants: Veterans, Dependents, and Stakeholders
For more information: Contact Allyson Rose (Butler Co. Human Services) at 724.284.5114; Ashlee Hershberger (CCR) at 724.431.3643, or Megan Rummel (Vendor & Volunteer Contact) at 724.679.2935, or email ButlerCountyStandDown@gmail.com
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: WebEx Virtual Event
Phone: 1-404-397-1596, access code 2763 936 4325
Event:Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) will host a Virtual Veteran’s Day Symposium. This informative and educational event will allow Veterans nationwide the opportunity to learn about resources that are available to them. The event will feature speakers from VA’s Center for Women Veterans, Center for Minority Veterans, and Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, as well as VHA’s Mental Health Services. The symposium will also highlight Veteran resources, community resources, and showcase the VA.gov website for the attendees.
Date and Time: Friday, November 19, 2021 | Noon - 3:00pm
Location: Visit virtualcareerfairs.com.
Event: Calling MSSA Graduates, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E) Members, & Veteran Job Seekers for a Computer Science, Program/Management Analyst, IT (A+, Net+, Security+, etc), Technology, Customer Service/Support, and Software Engineering Career Fair. We are excited to announce this upcoming hiring event in partnership with VR&E and 30+ companies interested in hiring Microsoft Softward & Systems Academy (MSSA) participants and graduates, VR&E members, and Veterans. Direct hiring opportunities will be available to those who register early for the event.
Participating employers include:
Before event-day, November 19th, you’ll need to create a profile within the virtual job fair tool MSSA Virtual Hiring Fair (virtualcareerfairs.com). The tool is separate from other systems; thus, you’ll want to add your name and contact information, upload your resume and a photo (optional, but suggested). This general background information will be available for company representatives to access for reference during conversation(s).
Day: Select Fridays
*Tele-benefits will be available on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, instead of Friday, November 12th, due to scheduling conflicts occurring around the holiday.
If you are interested in attending a Tele-benefits appointment with the Pittsburgh RO, but are unable to attend during one of the regularly scheduled days, additional accommodations are available by appointment. Please call the Butler VA Medical Center at 878.271.6119 or 878.271.6120 to schedule an alternative date/time.
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Butler VA Medical Center (Report to the Lobby; Offices for the Telebenefits Site are to the left of the main lobby area with the VAMC Social Workers)
Details: Veterans can meet with a representative from the Pittsburgh VA Regional via video conferencing
Expected Audience: All Veterans
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