Veterans Benefits

Federal Benefits

Benefit Programs for Veterans:                          

Disability Compensation                                                     


Education and Training                                                      

Vocational Rehabilitation                                         

Home Loan Guarantee                                                         

Life Insurance                                                      

Benefits for Survivors:    

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation             

Death Pension                                                                      

Improved Pension                                                      

Dependent's Education                                                                                                                        

Hospital Care Benefits:                                         

Hospital Care                                                                        

Nursing Home Care                                                             

Outpatient Medical Treatment                                           

Readjustment Counseling                                       

Prosthetic Services                                                   

Persian Gulf, Agent Orange/Dioxin,

Ionizing Radiation                     


Burial in National Cemetery

Headstones and Markers

Burial Flags 

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


Burial Benefits

Disabled American Veterans

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Jewish War Veterans 

Korean War Veterans Association

Long Island Cares - Food Bank

Suffolk County Not For Profit Certification Program

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 Iniative

Car Donations

Clothing Donations

General Health

VA Health Care Eligibility

My Benefits   

 Northport VA Medical Center 

Long island State Veterans Home

Mental Health 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 (877) 827-3702

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 Initative

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: 

o   Babylon Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 957-3014

o   Brookhaven Tax Assessor’s Office (631) 451-6300

o   East Hampton Tax Assessor’s Office (631) 3324-4187

o   Huntington Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 351-3226

o   Islip Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 224-5585

o   Riverhead Assessor’s Office at (631) 727-3200

o   Shelter Island Tax Assessor’s Office (631) 749-1080

o   Smithtown Tax Assessor’s Office (631) 360-7560

o   Southampton Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 283-6020

o   Southold Tax Assessor’s Office at (631) 765-1937