LVMAC Tidbit — Ten Years and Two Wars Later, Survey Says?

Commonwealth Conducts Survey of Veterans

DMVA LogoBack in 2004, the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council first reported the Commonwealth had serious problems in its veterans affairs system. While improvements have been made, the system still languishes.

Now, Penn State University – Harrisburg Campus, under contract to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, is conducting a ‘veterans needs assessment.’ It is asking you to complete an online survey, if you are a Pennsylvania veteran – and furthermore, to encourage others you know to do so.

This is the final data collection step in a series of focus groups and other surveys, which include veterans service organizations, county directors of veterans affairs, and individual telephone interviews.

Please take the time to participate. You are an important part of the process. Your responses may ultimately help in determining what must be done to align the state’s veterans affairs services and responsiveness to actual needs in the 21st Century.  And some of the questions themselves may reveal benefits applicable to you of which you are unaware.  Otherwise, the Commonwealth will be wasting taxpayer dollars.

Click here to begin. The site will remain active through July.

Stay tuned. We’ll report their results, which are expected within the next year’s time.

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 As of 22 May 2014

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