Veterans Benefits

Federal Benefits

Benefit Programs for Veterans:
Disability Compensation
Pension
Education and Training
Vocational Rehabilitation
Home Loan Guarantee
Life Insurance

State Benefits

Blind Annuity
Hunting and Fishing Licenses
Access Pass
Thruway Pass
Vietnam Veterans Tuition
Persian Gulf Veterans Tuition
Child of Veteran Award
Veterans Tax Exemption

County Benefits

Filing Claims for Benefits from Federal & State Agencies
Filing DD-214, discharge papers & separation papers
Assist Veteran Service Organizations
Assist with Appeals
Community Affairs-Memorial Services, Dedications, Ceremonies, etc.
Referrals to other County, State & Federal Agencies
In Home visits to assist the housebound with claims

Links and Resources

VA Facilities Directory American Legion VA Home Page
eBenefits Burial Benefits Disabled American Veterans
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Jewish War Veterans  Korean War Veterans Association
Long Island Cares - Food Bank Clothing Donations
Suffolk County VFW
United Veterans Beacon House Veterans of Foreign Wars Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island
Vietnam Veterans of America  Canine Companion - Wounded Veteran Initiative Car Donations

General Health

VA Health Care Eligibility
My Benefits
Northport VA Medical Center 
Long island State Veterans Home

Mental and Substance Abuse Help

VA Mental Health
Veterans Crisis Line
Women's Mental Health

Important Phone Numbers

  • VA Regional Office (800) 827-1000
  • VA Hospital - Northport (631) 261-4400
  • Veteran Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
  • VA Life Insurance (800) 669-8477
  • VA Home Loans (888) 768-2132 Option 1
  • Vets Food Pantry (631) 924-1601
  • Veteran Crisis Line (800) 273-TALK
  • DAV Transportation (631) 754-7980 (2 week notice required)
  • Long Island State Veterans Home (631) 444-8500
  • Department of Social Services: (631) 854- 9935 Emergency after office hours (631) 854-9100
  • Office of Aging (631) 853-8200
  • Women Services (631) 853-8222
  • Homeless Veterans, The Vets Place (631) 924-8088
  • Canine Companions for Independence Wounded Veteran Initiative

Veteran's Property Tax Exemptions Application can be obtained by the Suffolk County Veteran Service Agency. Information on the exemption can be obtained by calling their town tax assessor ‘s office:

  • Babylon Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 957-3014
  • Brookhaven Tax Assessor’s Office (631) 451-6300
  • East Hampton Tax Assessor’s Office (631) 3324-4187
  • Huntington Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 351-3226
  • Islip Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 224-5585
  • Riverhead Assessor’s Office at (631) 727-3200
  • Shelter Island Tax Assessor’s Office (631) 749-1080
  • Smithtown Tax Assessor’s Office (631) 360-7560
  • Southampton Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 283-6020
  • Southold Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 765-1937
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