Veterans

Mission Statement
Schuyler County Veterans Service Agency is committed to providing assistance to our Schuyler County veterans and members of the armed forces as well as their dependents and survivors through the pursuance of veterans benefits at the County, State and Federal levels and referrals to other agencies for possible assistance.

This is done to promote better physical and mental health, improve quality of life and to ensure every veteran or dependent receives the benefits they are entitled to.

By meeting our mission we provide the following:
Specialized maximum assistance to veterans, their dependents and servicemen in all matters pertaining to the problems of the veterans and their families. This includes counseling on benefits and entitlements of veterans and their families under Federal, State and Local Laws that provide special services, benefits or preference. Assistance provided in completing and processing claims for education, compensation, pension, medical, vocational rehabilitation, real property tax exemptions, government insurance, home loans, and numerous other Federal, State and Local entitlements.

Veterans Service Agency Assistance
Your local Veterans Service Agency can assist you regarding:
  • Blind annuity pension
  • Burial and headstone benefits
  • Civil service exam credits
  • Dependency and indemnity compensation (DIC)
  • Discharge records
  • Education benefits
  • G.I. home loan guaranty
  • Insurance claims
  • Medals and awards
  • Medical care
  • Military and personal records
  • New York State property tax exemption
  • Non-service connected pension
  • Service connected disability compensation

Veterans Groups

Director Joan E. Scott is affiliated with several County Veterans groups including, but not limited to:
  • AMVETS Post 2278
  • American Legion Posts 555, 676, and 1208
  • VFW Post 2674

If you should need contact information for any of these groups, please contact the Veteran Service Agency at (607) 535-2091.

NYS Services & Benefits for Veterans
No matter where a veteran lives or when they return home from deployment, they will be able to easily access accurate information on services and benefits through the NYS Veterans Affairs’ What’s Next website. In an effort to make access to services simpler, a “no wrong door” policy is being developed.