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Veterans Resources

____ Have “Veteran” printed on your driver’s license for free at the County DMV


____ File your DD214 with the County Clerk’s Office for safekeeping, and learn about discounts at local businesses with the “Return the Favor” Program

____ Free admission to National Parks and Federal Recreation lands

____ Ensure that you are getting Veteran property tax exemptions, including new Cold War, and additional exemption for a Veterans Affairs disability rating.

____ NYSEG credit for disabled Veterans

____ RG&E credit for disabled Veterans

____ Transportation to medical appointments

____ Office for the Aging helps those 60+ with wellness issues

____Veteran Affairs benefits at, 800-827-1000:

____ Compensation for current medical conditions that can be connected to military service or if service-connected conditions have gotten worse. If over 30% rated, ensure dependents are included                 

____ Support for surviving spouses of Veterans who died of service-connected conditions

____ Low or no cost VA health care depending on service, medical conditions, and income.


____VA Dental Benefits:

____ Non-service-connected pensions for very low-income Veterans and surviving spouses

____ Payments for Aid and Attendance for those who need help with Daily Activities or Housebound benefits.

Potential New York State Veteran Benefits. These and more at :

____ Low-cost hunting at fishing permits for Veterans with >40% rating

____ Free State Park Admission for Veterans with >40% compensation rating

____ Veteran License Plates

____ Various Education Benefits for Veterans and family members

____ Veteran Employment Assistance

____ Blind Annuity

Programs that can help with housing improvement, energy efficiency and utilities.

____ Low-income energy conservation assistance: 1-877-NYSMART. 

____Other Energy Conservation Programs:

____Housing Help

____USDA rural home repair loans and grants

____Bishop Sheen Foundation:

____Homsite Development:

____Finger Lakes Community Action:

          Housing Efficiency Weatherization 315-333-4155

         Older Adults Safe Home Modification Program 315-333-4155

____Low Income Water Assistance:

____NYSEG and RG&E Utilities with disconnect notice ($200 grant): 800-599-4327

Programs that can help with safety, mental health and substance abuse issues.

____Veterans Suicide Hotline: 988 press 1 or Text 838255 or chat online through the VA Mental Health Website:

____Confidential Help for Alcohol & Drugs (CHAD) (315) 253-9786

____ Homeless Vet Hotline: 877-424-3838

____ Women Veterans Call Center: 855-829-6636.

____Domestic Violence Assistance: 24-hour hotline (315-255-6221)

____ Cayuga County Adult Protective Unit at (315) 253-1446

____ Legal Resources:

____ Burial Benefits are available based on each Veterans nature of service:

____Veteran Affairs:

____New York State:

We offer metal markers with flags (and other support to Veterans), thanks to generous donations to our Veteran Support Fund.

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