Mobile Veterans Outreach Vans
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is committed to making benefits more accessible to the state's more than 700,000 veterans and their eligible family members. One way the agency can meet and assist veterans in the communities they live at is through its two Mobile Veterans Outreach Vans.
The Mobile Veterans Outreach Vans travel throughout the state to assist veterans in obtaining information and initiating benefit claim paperwork through the assistance of DMVA accredited veteran service officers. Each wheelchair-accessible van can be set up at convenient locations such as shopping centers, sporting events, county fairs, parades, festivals, and other events throughout Pennsylvania.
There are a wide range of federal, state and county benefits available to qualified veterans and their families and DMVA's accredited veteran service officer outreach team can be an excellent source of information and assistance. Such benefits might include service-connected disability compensation, pensions, VA health care benefits, burial benefits, education benefits, vocational rehabilitation, active service bonuses, state nursing home care, and much more.
DMVA's outreach staff also coordinates each event with County Directors of Veterans Affairs, veteran service organizations and local and state officials to maximize publicity and attendance.
In order to request a van for your event, please complete the Van Request Form (PDF) and submit it six months but not less than 45 days prior to your event using the email, fax number or address listed on this page. Every effort will be made to fulfill your organization's request; however, due to demand we cannot guarantee every request. If alternate dates are available, please indicate this on the form.
Requests with less than a 30-day turnaround will be handled on a space available basis only. We will notify you as soon as possible if we can grant your request.
To park and set up the Mobile Veterans Outreach Van an area of 40 feet by 15 feet is required. To avoid the need of running the generator a 30-AMP electrical service is required (RV connection) if possible.