The mission of the Cayuga County Veterans’ Service Agency is to promote and honor all veterans and enhance their quality of life and that of their dependents and survivors through counseling, claims assistance, and education, advocacy, and connection to services to keep veterans and their families healthy and living in their community.
To partner with local, state and federal agencies to provide the highest level of care and services to veterans across Cayuga County. To ensure all gaps in care are identify and strategic plans are developed to overcome such gaps.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is warning veterans not to give credit card numbers, bank routing information or any personal and financial information over the phone to callers claiming to update, confirm, or verify VA-related information. VA does not call veterans and ask them to disclose personal financial information over the phone.
Veteran’s Return The Favor Program
The County Veterans’ Service Agency counsels and assists veterans and their dependents in areas such as pension and compensation, health and medical, rehabilitation, educational and life insurance services. The agency advocates on behalf of all Cayuga County veterans to ensure they receive the maximum benefits to which they are entitled under federal, state and local law.
The County Veterans’ Service Agency actively assists veterans in pursuing claims for burial benefits, disability compensation, pension benefits, real property tax exemptions and other benefits. Presentation to veterans’ organizations and civic groups keep veterans informed of agency functions and new laws affecting their benefits.