The office responsible for helping military veterans with their lives after war is now operating out of the Bucks County Administration Building at 55 East Court Street in Doylestown Borough.
The new Office of Military Affairs is a ten minute drive down the road from the old location in Neshaminy Manor Center on Almshouse Road in Doylestown Township. Staff began working in the new location on Oct. 19th, though Military Affairs Director Dan Fraley still holds his position.
According to the Bucks County Office of Public Information, the county has the fourth largest veteran population at 47,000 people. In a press release, Bucks Public Information Director Larry King laid out the responsibilities of the Office of Military Affairs, which include:
- assistance with service-connected disability claims;
- VA healthcare applications
- dependents’ and survivors’ benefits;
- requests for military medals and awards;
- burial and memorial benefits;
- state and county veterans’ benefits;
- requests for DD214 forms, personnel files and service records;
- veteran discount program ID cards (by appointment only);
- and free transportation to the VA Medical Centers in Philadelphia and Coatesville.
Reaching the new location is relatively simple; After entering the main entrance facing Court Street and passing through security, visitors should immediately turn left through the single door. Anyone having trouble finding the office should feel free to ask security personnel for assistance.
Anyone interested in reaching the office by phone can contact them at 215-345-3307.