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Pittsburgh Regional Benefit Office

Services Offered by the Pittsburgh Regional Benefit Office

VA’s Pittsburgh Regional Benefit Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in western Pennsylvania, parts of West Virginia, and locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. We offer the following additional services:

  • Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to apply
  • Information about VA health care and memorial benefits
  • Outreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women Veterans
  • Public affairs

Visit Explore VA for an overview of VA’s benefits and services and for links to detailed eligibility and application information.

More About the Pittsburgh Regional Benefit Office

Processing Claims for Overseas Veterans

The Pittsburgh RO processes claims for Veterans living in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. A specialized team in the Veterans Service Center handles processing of the foreign workload. Our responsibilities include obtaining and translating medical evidence and examinations for Veterans living overseas. We also communicate with overseas embassies and doctors through two separate mailboxes. And because the toll-free number cannot be used for Veterans residing overseas, they can contact us by calling 412-395-6272. We also process applications from and provide VR&E services to about 800 Veterans living abroad. Our foreign workload makes up a little more than half of our overall VR&E workload.

Assuming Benefits Discharge Responsibilities for Certain Overseas Locations

The Pittsburgh RO also handles a portion of the Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) intake activities in Korea and Germany.