Senator Yaw Reminds Area Veterans of Temporary Assistance Program

Program Provides Financial Relief to Veterans, Beneficiaries Facing Unexpected Hardships

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today reminded eligible Pennsylvania veterans and their beneficiaries that assistance is available to them through the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs’ (DMVA) Veterans Temporary Assistance (VTA) program.

“For many veterans around the 23rd Senatorial District, the last few months have been very difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Senator Yaw said.  “Veterans who face an unexpected financial need for the necessities of life such as food, shelter, fuel and clothing can find help through this program.”

Eligible veterans or their beneficiaries can qualify for an amount not to exceed $1,600 in a 12-month period. Eligibility requirements include: a person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States (discharged under honorable conditions), died in service or was killed in action, or suffered a service-connected disability.

To apply, contact the County Veterans Affairs Director in the county you reside.  

For more information about the program’s criteria, eligibility and needed documentation, go to Veterans Temporary Assistance.  Learn more about the DMVA by visiting them online at

For more state-related news and information, visit Senator Yaw’s website at or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.


Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff

(717) 787-3280

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