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The DD Form 215 (Correction to DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) is used to correct errors or make additions to a DD Form 214, in order to assure that the Veteran has accurate discharge documentation.

The Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a comprehensive health care program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies.

Search for burial locations of Veterans and their family members in U.S.

An America the Beautiful National Park Pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites.

If you’re on active military duty any time after July 1, 2003, you may be eligible for payment deferment and a reduced interest rate. For more information on the Public Retirement System Loan Deferment Program, including eligibility and how to apply, visit the Office of the State Comptroller’s website at:

The New York State Department of Education (NYSED) will waive the fee or the renewal of a temporary teaching certificate or license that lapsed while the applicant is deployed.  This applies to personnel called to federal active duty if deployed to a combat theater or combat zone of operations.

Vet Centers are community-based facilities that offer a variety of free services to Veterans and their families.  These services include individual and group counseling, family counseling, bereavement counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, outreach and education, substance abuse assessment, employment services, a

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Veterans and military members have the option of ordering custom plates through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reflecting of their military service or affiliation. All vehicles that are registered in New York State as a passenger class vehicle or as a commercial class vehicle are eligible.

Free hunting/big game, fishing and trapping licenses are available to New York State residents who have the appropriate Sportsmen Education and are active service members of the military.

Under the Patriot Plan the following free license types are available:


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