Burial Benefits: U.S. Flag, headstone / marker for unmarked grave, Presidential Memorial Certificate, monetary allowance (veterans who were receiving V.A. compensation, pension or died at VA Medical Center at time of death; or died of a service-connected disability).
CHAMPVA / CHAMPUS / TRICARE: Healthcare for families of 100%
service-connected veterans and families of military retirees.
Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC): Monthly benefits paid to widow(er)s
and children of veterans who died while in the military, died of a
service-connected disability, or was 100% service-connected at time of death.
No income limit.
Education Benefits: A monthly benefit (based on period of military service)
paid to veterans who are attending a VA approved school. Spouses and children
of permanently and totally disabled veterans are also eligible.
Medical and Dental Benefits: Assistance in completing forms for
medical care given by the VA Medical Centers. Eligibility based on amount of
military time, service-connected disabilities and/or income. Prescriptions
cannot be filled unless prescribed by VA physician.
Non-Service Connected Pension: A monthly payment paid to wartime
veterans who are totally and permanently disabled (or over age 65) and have
income under the established income limits.
Service Connected Compensation: A monthly benefit paid to veterans
for their disabilities caused or aggravated by military service.
Widow’s Death Pension: A monthly payment made
to widow(er)s of wartime veterans who have income under the established limits.
in obtaining Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) / Service Treatment
Records (STR) records.
New York State
New York State Real Property Tax Exemption: Assistance in applying for a NYS Alternative Veterans Property Tax Exemption for wartime veterans owning property in NYS. Town of Seneca Falls residents who were Cold War veterans will qualify for town property tax exemption.
New York State Lifetime Liberty Pass: Assistance with applying for the Lifetime Liberty Pass for New York State Parks for veterans who qualify. Veterans must be New York State residents with 40% or greater disability to be eligible for this benefit.
New York State Reduced Fee Hunting and Fishing License: Provide letters to veterans with 40% or greater VA Disability who are also New York State Residents so they may purchase Hunting and Fishing License for $5.00.
New York State Blind Annuity : Benefit paid to The Blind Annuity Program benefit is for legally blind wartime Veterans, or surviving un-remarried spouses of legally blind wartime Veterans, who live and are domiciled in New York State. Blindness need not be a service-connected disability.