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Are You a Veteran New to the Berks County | Reading Area?


If you are a veteran and new to the Berks County | Reading area, you may not be aware of the local Veterans Affairs office in Reading. The Law Office of Scott C. Painter specializes in working with our proud veterans, so we want to make sure you are aware of what is available to you. Here is information directly from their office.

If you have COVID-19 questions, you may still email them to

COVID-19 Update Out of consideration for the health and safety of our staff and visitors, our office will continue to operate in the same manner across all phases (red, yellow, and green). Our office will remain closed to the public! However, Berks County Veterans Affairs will continue to remain fully operational remotely by telephone and email in order to continue to provide services and guidance for our veterans and their families. We may be accessible in the office on a very limited basis by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Those with appointments will be screened for temperature, must wear a mask, and will be required to maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet. We are asking those with signs or symptoms of illness to refrain from coming into the office.


The mission of our local Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs is to administer a comprehensive array of benefits programs and provide assistance pertaining to claims to the veterans of Berks County and their dependent widows, widowers, and orphans, in the most expeditious and accountable manner we can. These benefits include those provided by federal, state, and local governments.

Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs is not a federal or state agency, and therefore does not have direct access to all information that is managed by the US Department of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. We can assist you with your search for information with these departments at any time, but we can advocate on behalf of your claim only when we enter into a limited power of attorney with you.

The law office of elder law attorney Scott C. Painter, P.C., is located in Wyomissing (outside of Reading, PA, in Berks County,) and offers trusted legal services in the areas of elder law, including nursing home planning, trust and estate services, and Veterans Benefits. Scott C. Painter is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®), and he is also a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

If you have an issue or question, we encourage you to call us. With legal matters, time is of the essence. Your first consultation with us is free! 610-378-5140.