The following is a listing of helpful local, state, and federal resources:
www.va.gov - Extensive information on all VA related benefits and services such as Health Care, Education, Home Loans, Life Insurance, Location of facilities (includes street maps), legislation, FAQ’s, etc.
Local office344 W. Genesee St.Syracuse NY 13202(315)423-5536Contact: VA Representatives Gary Smith; Jim Tucker; Todd Post; Tom Kalczuga
www.veterans.ny.gov - The office provides assistance with education, employment, property tax exemptions and assistance with applying for federal & state benefits.
333 E. Washington StreetRoom 403Syracuse NY 13202Phone: (315) 428-4046Contact: Anne Grugel, Sue Doan
VA Medical Center800 Irving Ave, 1st Floor, Room 176bSyracuse NY 13210315 425-4400 ext 53871Contact: Lloyd Collins
Provides counseling and advocacy for New York State Veterans and their families to ensure they receive benefits granted by law for their service to New York and the nation.
421 Montgomery St.13th Floor Civic CenterSyracuse NY 13202(315) 435-3217Contact: Corliss Dennis, Richard Forkhamer; Keith Colston
Department Mission: To obtain funding, medical treatment or nursing home care for eligible veterans, their dependents or survivors which will enable them to continue their quality of life without resorting to Social Services funding. To provide information, assistance and advocacy for claimants in actions or claims against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or state and local veterans-related entitlements.
www.dav.org - Assistance with VA disability compensation and pension claims; transportation to VA hospitals and other services.
Local officeDisabled American Veterans344 W. Genesee Street 2nd FloorSyracuse NY 13202(315) 423-5541
www.labor.state.ny.us - Information and assistance with unemployment benefits, contact information, VA Job Bank listings, career assessment, etc.
This website provides information on personal finances, debt management and VA programs for active duty service-members as well as veterans.http://www.debt.org/veterans/
This is a non-government site that offers extensive information about VA Home Loans. They do not offer loans or mortgages directly or indirectly through any representatives or agents. http://www.militaryvaloan.com/
http://iava.org - IAVA is dedicated to educating the public about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, advocating on behalf of those who have served, and fostering a community for troops, veterans, and their families. Membership is free.
www.supporttroopsnetwork.org - Support Troops Network of Central New York offers counseling, advocacy, education, referral, and support to active duty service personnel and veterans of our community, and to their families, at no cost. (315) 200-0531
http://www.afterdeployment.org/ - This DoD website aims to be the pre-eminent Psychological health and Traumatic Brain Injury Web portal serving the military community. It provides media-rich, Web-based, self-care solutions targeting mental health problems (PTSD, depression, anger, sleep problems, alcohol & drugs, etc.) commonly faced following a deployment.
www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov - An on-line partnership for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them. Provides access to services and resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
The Syracuse VA Medical Center provides acute and comprehensive medical, neurological, surgical, oncology, rehabilitation and psychiatric inpatient and outpatient care programs. The VA Medical Center is currently operating and supporting eight additional Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Auburn, Binghamton, Carthage, Cortland, Ithaca, Massena, Oswego and Rome. Each outpatient clinic provides for both complete Primary Care and Mental Health Programs.
800 Irving AvenueSyracuse, NY 13210Phone: (315) 425-4400 Or 800-792-4334
The VA has set up this special program which is designed to meet the specific needs of veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Every VA Medical Center has an OEF/OIF Care Management Team ready to welcome OEF/OIF veterans and help coordinate health care. Case Managers, who are either nurses or social workers, coordinate patient care activities and help veterans navigate their way through the VA system. A Transition Patient Advocate (TPA) acts as a personal advocate as you move throughout the VA healthcare system.
Syracuse contactsFor eligibility and enrollment questions: Lisa Price (315) 425-4863For clinical issues/questions: Peggy Daggett (315) 425-4400 x53392 or Lauren Love (315)425-3481
The Military Order of the Purple Heart is here for all veterans. A National Accredited Service Officer can help you with VA benefits (compensation, pension, government insurance, education, GI loans, vocational rehabilitation, or filing a disability claim).
800 Irving Ave.Suite A176Syracuse NY 13210-2796 (315) 425-4400 x54383
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.
109 Pine StreetSyracuse, NY 13210Phone: (315) 478-7127Contact: Patricia Chase
443 North Franklin StreetSyracuse NY 13204(315)473-8250www.cnyworks.com Contact: Bill Burns
As a veteran, you receive priority service in all New York State Employment and Training programs. They have Veterans' Employment Representatives, who are veterans themselves, specifically trained to assist you in transitioning from the military, finding a new job, or starting a new career. Some of the services provided include assistance with:
James M. Hanley Federal Building- 4th Floor100 S. Clinton St.Syracuse NY 132611-800-772-1213
(315)635-7045Contact: Dolores M. Reed
Senator Charles Schumer (D) James M. Hanley Federal Building 100 S. Clinton St. Room 841 Syracuse NY 13261 (315) 423-5471
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)James M. Hanley Federal Building100 S. Clinton St. Room 1470Syracuse NY 13261(315) 448-0470
Representative Dan Maffei100 North Salina St.1 Clinton SquareSyracuse, NY 13202(315) 423-5657
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