Senator Michele Brooks E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • New Satellite Office Maximizes Convenience
  • DMVA: Important to Safeguard DD-214 Military Paperwork
  • Unclaimed Property Waiting for PA Residents
  • Plenty of PA Trip Ideas Available

New Satellite Office Maximizes Convenience

Here’s a friendly reminder of the district offices we have to serve you, including our NEW office in the Meadville Chamber Building on Tuesdays:

Greenville,  Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm
100 Hadley Road, Suite 9
Greenville, PA 16125

Vernon Twp.,  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm
16678 McMath Avenue
Meadville, PA 16335

Edinboro, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm
99 Erie Street
Edinboro, PA 16412

Meadville Chamber, Tuesdays,  9 am  to 4 pm
908 Diamond Park Square
Meadville, PA 16335

Sandy Lake, Thursdays, 9 am to 3:30 pm
Sandy Lake Borough Building, 3271 South Main Street, Sandy Lake 16145

Linesville, Fridays, 9 am to 4 pm
Linesville Borough Building, 103 West Erie Street, Linesville, PA 16424

Congratulations to the Stewart Family of Linesville, Crawford County, who has operated a beautiful farm for a full century, spanning four generations!  Pennsylvania agriculture at its finest!

DMVA: Important to Safeguard DD-214 Military Paperwork

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs urges veterans to safeguard their DD-214. For veterans who have lost this important document, or family members who cannot locate it on a veteran’s behalf, the DMVA can assist in retrieving an official copy.  

The DD-214 is issued by the U.S. Department of Defense upon a military servicemember’s retirement, separation or discharge from active duty. It contains information needed to verify military service for benefits, retirement, employment and membership in veterans’ organizations. Without this key document, there could be a big delay when veterans seek benefits earned through their service to our nation.

The DMVA can also assist with locating the DD-215, which is used to correct errors or make additions to a DD-214, helping to assure that veterans have accurate discharge documentation.

Anyone needing assistance from the DMVA to locate their DD-214/215, or other military documentation, can call toll-free 1-800-547-2838 or email RA-REQ@pa.gov. More information about locating military documents can be found by visiting the Records Request Program 

Unclaimed Property Waiting for PA Residents

Millions in unclaimed property is secured in the Pennsylvania Treasury vault. An updated website has been launched to help residents look for and retrieve their unclaimed property. 

Dormant accounts from financial institutions and other entities must be reported to the PA Treasury by April 15 each year. The vault includes tangibles such as jewelry, coins, collector cards and war medals previously abandoned in safe deposit boxes. In fact, one in 10 state residents have unclaimed property waiting for them.

Whether your search yields enough for a latte or a steak dinner or more, take a few minutes to enter into the Treasury’s database your name and the name of family members. For additional assistance, you may contact the Bureau of Unclaimed Property at 800-222-2046.  

Plenty of PA Trip Ideas Available

There’s plenty of summer left and plenty of ideas for getting away in our beautiful Commonwealth.

VisitPA.com can help you find day trips and more to lakes and beaches, experience hiking and camping, sample city life or explore our rich history.

Resources are available to help you plan your trip. You can also order a Happy Traveler Guide or view it online.

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