Veteran Benefits Assistance

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    Taxonomy Code: FT-1000.9000

    Programs that provide assistance for veterans who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law based on service to their country. The programs may help veterans understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are Veteran Services Officers (VSOs) who are trained and accredited by the Veteran's Administration (VA) and can be found in offices specific to each state, the county courthouse, the local VA office and local veteran's rights organizations; as well as legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINEOffers services and programs that support the Family Caregivers. The programs are available both in and out of your home to help you care for the Veteran you love and for yourself. Learn more about how VA's trained professionals can help you find the services and support that are right for you and the Veteran you love.CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINEUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    FALLEN PATRIOT FUNDEstablished to help families of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Call for more information.FALLEN PATRIOT FUNDFALLEN PATRIOT FUND
    IMMEDIATE NEEDSOffers financial assistance to wounded service members, their families and families of the fallen. Provides integrated case management working with various agencies including nonprofit organizations, Department of Defense, the VA and/or warrior unit affiliated with the wounded service member and related medical professionals. Financial grants cover needs that are directly related to a service member's injury. Typical grants cover household utilities, gas cards for vehicle use to appointments, groceries, rent, mortgage and rental deposits. Call for more information.IMMEDIATE NEEDSHOPE FOR THE WARRIORS
    INFORMATION FOR VETERANSProvides timely federal tax-related information to Veterans about tax credits and benefits, free tax preparation, financial education and asset-building opportunities available to Veterans. Check website for more information.INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICEUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
    LEGALHEALTH NORTHPORT VA CLINICProvides assistance with housing issues; VA Aid and Attendance; household benefit applications and appeals; securing of federal benefits including social security, SSI disability and food stamps; denials of New York State benefits including Public Assistance and Medicaid; resolving of employment related issues including unemployment insurance denials; solving private insurance disputes including short term and long term disability; handling applications for naturalization; and estate planning including wills, power of attorney and guardianship. Call to schedule an appointment.LEGALHEALTH NORTHPORT VA CLINICNEW YORK LEGAL ASSISTANCE GROUP
    LEGAL REFERRALSAngels for Warriors connects veterans with pro-bono attorneys for legal assistance when needed.SuffolkLEGAL REFERRALSANGELS FOR WARRIORS
    MILITARY ONESOURCEConfidential Department of Defense program provides comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. Also offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, via telephone, or face to face. Eligible individuals may receive confidential non-medical counseling addressing issues requiring short-term attention, including everyday stressors, deployment and reintegration concerns, parenting, grief and loss, and marital as well as assistance with financial management, taxes, career services, health and wellness and much more. Available 24 hours a day no matter where you live or serve. Call for more information.MILITARY ONESOURCEMILITARY ONESOURCE
    MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LONG ISLAND CHAPTERMembership is restricted to the combat wounded, but MOPH provides support to all veterans and their dependents throughout the United States. They help to create jobs, offer scholarships, and maintain continuous liaison with Congress on issues related to veterans.NassauMILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LONG ISLAND CHAPTERMILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART LONG ISLAND CHAPTER
    MTA CONTRACTProvides outreach, food, clothing and housing. Also provides assistance in completing applications and transportation to placements, individualized assessment for crisis support, transitional care coordination, short term case management, transportation to Social Services, advocacy assistance and referrals.SuffolkSUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIESSERVICES FOR THE UNDERSERVED
    NASSAU COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCYServes veterans as an advocate for compensation, pension, education and training, vocational rehabilitation, and additional benefits for survivors, burial and hospital care. Provides free transportation for veterans to either the Veterans Administration(VA) Hospital or VA health clinic.NassauNASSAU COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCYNASSAU COUNTY GOVERNMENT
    NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETYProvides, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.NAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETYNAVY-MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY
    NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-NORTHPORTAssists veterans, members of the armed forces, their families and their dependents in securing benefits earned through military service.SuffolkNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-NORTHPORTNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-RIVERHEADAssists veterans, members of the armed services, their families and their dependents in securing benefits earned through military service. For more information on Tuesdays and Thursdays Contact Bob Hopkins, SVC.SuffolkNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS-RIVERHEADNEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    RESOURCES AND ADVOCACYAngels for Warriors connects veterans with the resources they have earned from their service to our country. We assist Veteran's transition to permanent housing, register them for veteran benefits and advocate on the veteran's behalf for medical care.SuffolkRESOURCES AND ADVOCACYANGELS FOR WARRIORS
    SEMPER4VETERANSProvides assistance for veterans and military families in need of food, clothing, transportation fees, urgent rent assistance and other necessary livable expenses.NassauSEMPER4VETERANSSEMPER4VETERANS
    SOCIAL SERVICESProvides a full range of entitlement counseling, including Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits, tax abatement, educational lectures, and on-going care givers support groups. Program also includes a referral service for home care assistance and non-emergency medical transportation. A food pantry is available to those who are eligible on Wednesdays and Fridays.NassauSOCIAL SERVICESTHE LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER AT OYSTER BAY
    SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIESProvides wrap around services and temporary financial assistance(TFA). The services offered include, but are not limited to, emergency housing referrals, assistance searching for housing, connection to local, state and federal benefits, employment and training services, financial literacy services, budget advisory, rental and arrears assistance, utility arrears, security deposits, storage and moving costs, temporary financial assistance and connection to child care providers.SuffolkSUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIESSERVICES FOR THE UNDERSERVED
    SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES (SSVF)-AMITYVILLEProvides a myriad of supportive services to very low-income Veteran families who are residing in permanent housing, are homeless and scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within a specified time period, or after exiting permanent housing, are seeking other housing that is responsive to such very low-income veteran family's needs and preferences. Support services include personal financial planning services, income support services, legal services, housing search and counseling, vocational and rehabilitation services through the New York State Department of Labor, employment training through the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center, outreach services, peer support, case management services, assistance obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits.SuffolkSUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES (SSVF)-AMITYVILLEECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL (EOC) OF SUFFOLK, INC.
    SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES (SSVF)-PATCHOGUEProvides a myriad of supportive services to very low-income Veteran families who are residing in permanent housing, are homeless and scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within a specified time period, or after exiting permanent housing, are seeking other housing that is responsive to such very low-income veteran family's needs and preferences. Support services include personal financial planning services, income support services, legal services, housing search and counseling, vocational and rehabilitation services through the New York State Department of Labor, employment training through the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center, outreach services, peer support, case management services, assistance obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits.SuffolkSUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES (SSVF)-PATCHOGUEECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL (EOC) OF SUFFOLK, INC.
    SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERANS FAMILIES(SSVF)-RIVERHEADProvides a myriad of supportive services to very low-income Veteran families who are residing in permanent housing, are homeless and scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within a specified time period, or after exiting permanent housing, are seeking other housing that is responsive to such very low-income veteran family's needs and preferences. Support services include personal financial planning services, income support services, legal services, housing search and counseling, vocational and rehabilitation services through the New York State Department of Labor, employment training through the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center, outreach services, peer support, case management services, assistance obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits.SuffolkSUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES (SSVF)-RIVERHEADECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL (EOC) OF SUFFOLK, INC.
    SUPPORT SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIESSupports the VA's effort to prevent at-risk veterans from becoming homeless and rapidly rehousing those who have fallen into homelessness. Promotes housing stability and helps connect veterans and their family members to VA services and other benefits. Offers additional services such as case management, housing counseling, fiduciary and payee services, access or referrals to mental health care, child care services, legal services, personal financial planning services, and temporary financial assistance to those who qualify. Program in partnership with Services for the Underserved. Services available in Spanish.SuffolkSUPPORT SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIESUNITED VETERANS BEACON HOUSE, INC.
    VETERAN AFFAIRSProvides advocacy and information and referral regarding veteran's benefits, rights and health issues.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICESTOWN OF HUNTINGTON
    VETERAN CENTER SERVICESProvides individual and group readjustment counseling,(specific for war trauma) marital and family counseling, alcohol and drug counseling, bereavement counseling for family members of those killed or injured in the global war on terrorism, and support groups for spouse and significant others. Also provides sexual harassment counseling, intimidation, assault or rape while on active duty regardless of where they served. Provides benefits assistance and referral, job referral and community education. Gives referrals to community agencies, and acts as liasion with Veteran's Administration facilities.SuffolkVETERAN CENTER SERVICESLONG ISLAND VETERANS CENTER
    VETERANS' AFFAIRSAdvocates on behalf of all veterans, advises Supervisor and Town Council on veterans' affairs and issues, promotes military observances and holidays to the general public, and educates the community regarding significant contributions by veterans to America's freedom.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-SENIOR SERVICESTOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON
    VETERAN'S AND SERVICEMEMBER'S RIGHTS CLINICProvides legal services to veteran's including;Legal advice, landlord/tenant issues, wills, VA benefits and appeals, upgrades, child support issues, criminal issues and bankruptcy. Please call for an appointment.SuffolkIMMIGRATION LAW CLINICTOURO LAW CENTER
    VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS RIGHTS CLINICProvides legal services to veterans, including;Legal advice, landlord/tenant issues, wills, VA benefits and appeals, upgrades, child support issues, criminal issues and bankruptcy. Please call for an appointment.SuffolkVETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS RIGHTS CLINICTOURO LAW CENTER
    VETERANS HEALTH ALLIANCE OF LONG ISLANDCollaboration of over 50 nonprofits, veterans' organizations, the VA, elected officials and other stakeholders with the mission of promoting the health and wellness of Long Island Veterans and their families through advocacy and a broad array of services.NassauVETERANS HEALTH ALLIANCE OF LONG ISLANDVETERANS HEALTH ALLIANCE OF LONG ISLAND
    VETERANS RIGHTS PROJECTProvides assistance with Disability Rights, VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades, Housing, Entitlements, Child Support(Restrictions), and Domestic Violence(Restrictions). Appointment required.NassauNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./HEMPSTEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    VETERANS RIGHTS PROJECTProvides assistance with Disability Rights, VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades, Housing, Child Support(Restrictions), Domestic Violence(Restrictions), and Entitlements.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./ISLANDIANASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    VETERANS RIGHTS PROJECTProvides assistance with Disability Rights, VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades, Housing, Child Support(Restrictions), Domestic Violence(Restrictions), and Entitlements. Appointment required.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./RIVERHEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    VETERANS' SERVICESProvides quality service and advocacy for New York State veterans, armed forces members, their dependents and survivors, ensuring they receive benefits granted by law for their service to New York and the nation. Some of the services provided include: Career Assessment, Referral to Jobs, Contacting Employers on your behalf, Resume preparation assistance, Information on Federal, State and Local Civil Service Opportunities, Job Search Planning, Labor Market Information, Information on direct appointment to Civil Service positions and Referral to other agencies that provide services to veterans. Call for specific information and questions. Call the Toll-Free Veterans Employment Helpline at 1-800-342-3358. Also available are representatives in your area specifically trained to assist veterans in transitioning from the military, finding a new job or starting a new career. Contact your county office for current representative information.NassauVETERANS' SERVICESNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR/NASSAU
    VETERANS SERVICES AGENCY/HAUPPAUGEAssists veterans and their dependents in processing claims for benefits, discharge, separation papers and tax exemption. Offers information and counseling relating to veteran's rights under the law. Areas include pensions, compensation, survivors' benefits, housing, taxes, records and social services. Also offers assistance, with appeals, obtaining medals, filing for DD-214 and referrals to other county, state, and federal agencies. Notary services and in-home visits to assist house bound with claims for benefits (including nursing homes). Community services such as Memorial services, dedications, ceremonies, etc. Provides assistance to County Veteran Service organizations. Information and assistance provided for indigent burials and burial honor guards. Vocational Rehab testing, evaluation and analysis is offered at this site 2-3 days a month. Transportation provided to VA Medical Center for free. Outreach to homeless veterans.SuffolkVETERANS SERVICES AGENCY/HAUPPAUGESUFFOLK COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY
    VETERANS SERVICES AGENCY/RIVERHEADAssists veterans and their dependents in processing claims for benefits, discharge, separation papers and tax exemption. Offers information and counseling relating to veteran's rights under the law. Areas include pensions, compensation, survivors' benefits, housing, veteran home loans, taxes, records and social services. Transportation provided to VA Medical Center for free.SuffolkVETERANS SERVICES AGENCY/RIVERHEADSUFFOLK COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY
    VETERANS SERVICES DIVISIONOffers veterans and their families guidance in matters relating to military service and securing benefits earned through military service.NassauDEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND YOUTH SERVICESTOWN OF OYSTER BAY
    VETSFIRSTDirectly serves the needs of the disabled veteran community. Network of National Service Officers provides assistance and representation in claims for benefits and services before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, other Federal and state agencies and legal representation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.VETSFIRSTUNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION
    WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECTProvides free programs and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care. Call or visit website for additional information.WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECTWOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

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