Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor
Eric J. Hesse, Director
Is a tax free monetary benefit, administered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service.
Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses.
For more information, including eligibility and how to apply, visit the VA Disability Compensation website at:
Need help filing a claim?
For assistance, schedule an appointment with a New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs (NYS DVA) State Veterans Counselor.
Call the DVA Help Line at 1.888.838.7697, or contact the DVA by email.