Legal Aid of SEPA to hold free birth certificate clinic for PA born Veterans

  COATESVILLE – Legal Aid of Southeastern PA (LASP) is partnering with the Chester County Bar Association to hold a free birth certificate clinic for veterans on November 19, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m, at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Building 38, Room 125D Coatesville, PA 19320.   Birth certificates are often needed to access health care...

Costello & Esty introduce ‘CARE for All Veterans Act’

Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA) Bipartisan legislation would expand care for all caregivers of veterans Washington, DC – Thursday Congressman Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) introduced HR 2894: the Caregivers Access and Responsible Expansion (CARE) for All Veterans Act in an effort to increase access to the current VA Caregiver Support Program to all service-era veterans....

Congressional delegation visits Philadelphia VA Regional Office

Costello calls for ‘complete cultural change’ U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06) PHILADELPHIA, PA – Monday, U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06) joined Members of Congress to conduct joint oversight of the Philadelphia VA Regional Office. Following the recent reports of mismanagement, the Members of Congress visited the facility where they heard from Regional Office and VA leadership, as well as held...

Davidson named new county Director of Veterans Affairs

Lawrence Davidson WEST CHESTER — Phoenixville resident Lawrence Davidson has been named the new Chester County Director of Veterans Affairs, according to the Chester County Commissioners. “Chester County veterans will have an excellent advocate in Lawrence Davidson,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Ryan Costello. “The commissioners are looking forward to working with him and providing...

House committees conduct joint hearing on veterans courts

Barrar committee hears testimony on needs of vets; Chester County among only 7 counties with special courts At a joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees, Reps. Ron Marsico (left) and Steve Barrar (center), majority chairmen of the respective committees, listened to testimony about the need for a veterans court system in Pennsylvania. RADNOR –...