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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension benefit. Veterans Pension is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.

In November 2011, Governor Cuomo launched an initiative to ensure that Veterans' valuable and specialized military experience is recognized when they transition to the civilian workforce.

New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs (NYS DVA) professional Veterans Benefits Advisors are knowledgeable in U.S.  Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rules and regulations and will guide and advocate through the process from beginning to end. 

Long-term care at home or a nursing home expenses can wipe out a lifetime of savings and monthly fixed incomes. 

Veterans, like other people, respond to traumatic events in a number of ways. They may feel concern, anger, fear, or helplessness. These are all typical responses to a violent, malicious, or traumatic event.

Certain illnesses are associated with service in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations starting August 2, 1990, through the current conflict in Iraq, and in some instances, Afghanistan.

The New York State residency eligibility requirement for recipients of awards administered by New York State Higher Education Services (HESC) is waived for a member of, or for the spouse or dependent of a member of, the United States Armed Forces who is on full-time active duty and stationed in New York State.

Women Veterans are eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits including primary care, specialty care, mental healthcare, and reproductive healthcare services.

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program, administered by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs.

The Veterans Tuition Awards, managed by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), awards are for full-time study and part-time study for eligible Veterans matriculated at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.


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