Coordination of Veterans Services in Pennsylvania

Provided by the Joint State Government Commission (JSGC):

Senate Resolution 170, Printer’s No. 1349, adopted on October 30, 2019, established a task force on services for veterans, including the coordination of services in this Commonwealth among federal, state, local, and nonprofit programs aimed at serving veterans. The resolution further directed the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to the task force and conduct a comprehensive review and analysis of services for veterans.

The Advisory Committee considered the networks of services in Pennsylvania, how accessible services are, and how coordination and accessibility can be improved to ensure that veterans get the assistance and care to which they are entitled.

The Advisory Committee’s recommendations to the General Assembly include the establishment of a statewide navigation platform to help veterans access appropriate and necessary assistance programs; that providers follow established and emerging best practices; and that members of the Advisory Committee continue to meet to collaborate on improving the system of veterans services in Pennsylvania. The full report is available on our website.

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