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Division of Veterans Services
Nelson Eddy Rivera, Director

 

 

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan . . . "
 

- Abraham Lincoln  


 

It is our sincere desire to protect and safeguard the rights and benefits of all veterans who live in Dutchess County. If you are a veteran, we can help you find out which benefits you/your family may be entitled to.


Call (845) 486-2060 to schedule an appointment to review or apply for benefits related to:
 

  • Illnesses associated with exposure to Agent Orange
  • Persian Gulf Hazards
  • Service-Connected Disability
  • Non Service-Connected Pension
  • Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Home Loan Guaranty
  • VA Life Insurance
  • Veteran Status for Merchant Marines

 

 

Burial benefits:

  • Headstone or Marker
  • Burial/Plot Allowance
  • Presidential Memorial Certificates

 

 

Survivor's benefits:

  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
  • Death Pension
  • VA Life Insurance Claims
  • Completion of Annual Eligibility Verification Reports

 

 

Assistance in applying for the following New York State benefits:

  • Blind Annuity
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • New York State Property Tax Exemption

 

 

We can also assist you with:

  • Filing of Discharge Papers with County Clerk
  • Replacing Military Records (Discharge Papers)
  • Applying for Medals (NYS & Federal)
  • Assistance in upgrading or correcting Military Discharges
  • Referrals to other benefit agencies
     


Because some benefits expire within a set amount of time following your day of separation, please visit our office as soon as possible with your original military separation papers, such as:
 

  • DD-214
  • WDAGO 53-55
  • NAVPERS 533

     

If you have misplaced your original military separation papers, please call us at (845) 486-2060 so we can get them for you.


 

Other resources you may find helpful:

Veteran's Employment Resource Center

Veteran's Vendor (Peddler's) License

 
 

Come in and talk to us today.
We are here to serve you, just as you have served your country.

 

United States Military Purple Heart MedalUnited States Military Prisoner of War (POW) MedalUnited States Navy Distinguished Service MedalUnited States Coast Guard Distinguished Service MedalUnited States Air Force Distinguished Service MedalUnited States Army Distinguished Service Medal

 


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