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Veteran Benefits

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There are several benefits for veterans and members of the armed forces administered by various New York City agencies, including State and Federal offices.  We encourage you to visit the web links listed below to look for benefits that may be applicable to you.

New York City Benefits

Using ACCESS NYC, you can screen your family for over 20 City, State and Federal health and human service benefit programs in seven languages.  You can also learn how to apply, search for office locations, and partially complete and print applications for some of the programs.

Federal Benefits

The US Department of Veteran Affairs offers a range of benefits for veterans and their families.  Comprehensive health care is available for veterans, trauma counseling is provided at sites throughout the New York-New Jersey area for veterans and/or their families.  A variety of other benefits are available, including vocational, employment, loans and burial services.  Some benefits are based on eligibility.

VONAPP (Veterans On-Line Applications) is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website, that enables veterans to apply for benefits using the Internet.  U.S. military veterans and some service members within six months of separation or retirement can apply for compensation, pension, and vocational rehabilitation benefits.

U.S. military veterans, service members with two years of service, and members of the Selected Reserve can apply for education benefits.

For Benefits information: 1-800-827-1000
For Healthcare information: 1-877-222-8387

New York State Benefits

There are many benefits offered by New York State as well.  Please call 888-838-7697 for questions regarding state benefits.