As Americans we have no greater obligation than to honor and thank our veterans for their service to our Nation.
There are many different programs and services available to assist and recognize the men and women who served our country in the armed forces. Veterans and their family members can learn more about some of these programs and services below. Thank you to all veterans for your service!
New York State Veterans Services Mobile App
The New York State Veterans App helps users access a variety of information about state and federal veterans’ benefits, including; healthcare, housing, employment, education, and filing claims for financial veterans’ benefits with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
New York State Veterans Awards
New York State offers several military awards to veterans who currently live in New York State or who were New York State residents at the time of their military service, including:
Eligibility for these awards is based on the applicant’s military service record. Click the award names above to view the respective eligibility criteria and obtain applications. Applications can also be obtained by calling Senator Phillips’ office at 516-746-5924.
These medals can be awarded posthumously to the family of a deceased veteran.
The federal, state and local governments offer a variety of benefits to veterans as a way to recognize their service and help them both during and after their military service. The links below provide information and assistance regarding accessing government benefits.
Requesting Veterans Service Records
Veterans who need to obtain copies of their service records can click the link below for information about filing requests over the Internet or through the mail.