WELCOME NEW VETERANS:
Nassau County would like to welcome you home and thank you for your service to your Country and the American people.
Without people like you this Country would not be what it is today. We encourage you to contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at 516-572-6560; to find out what benefits you may be entitled to from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.), New York State and Nassau County.
We will help you complete the necessary forms to get your veterans’ benefits. One of the first steps you should take as a veteran is to enroll at the nearest VA Medical Center. Your rights to lifetime care may expire if you do not enroll within two years of your discharge.
The following are important links for Returing Veterans
County Executive “Welcome Back Warriors” All Veteran Job Fair 2012;Tuesday, May 22, @10:00 am to 3:00 pm@ Nassau Community College
Introducing a new resource available to Post 9/11 Veterans
Our goal at VetsBuild Long Island is simple … Help our post 9/11 veterans find jobs in the emerging Green Construction Industry
VetsBuild will provide the following at no cost to the veteran: Career counseling, job training, and job placement assistance. Preparation for Green Industry job opportunities in Green Energy Construction and Home Energy Remodeling. Training at an E3 (Energy Efficiency Education) Career Training Center which is a state of the art training center with the latest equipment and technology to provide VetsBuild students with hands on training. Help you learn to construct green homes using green construction techniques which will help provide safe, affordable, environmentally friendly homes for low to moderate income families. Prepare you for job opportunities as Weatherization Installers. This program is FREE & open to Post 9/11 Veterans
For more information contact: Tim Scherer, United Veterans Beacon House 1715 Union Blvd Bay Shore, NY 11706 631- 665-1571 Email: Tim@UVBH.com
American Security SHREDDING
P.O. Box 402
Oceanside, NY 11572
Contact: Steve Schlake, President
Drexel Hamilton www.drexelhamilton.com
Education Benefits www.gibill.va.gov or phone 1-888-442-4551
VA Home Page www.va.gov Note: If you were hurt or acquired a disease or if an injury or illness was aggravated while in the military we strongly recommend that you apply for a disability benefit with the help of a trained veterans counselor at the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency. Call for an appointment 516-572-6560.
PTSD Counseling Services available at the following:
Family and Children's Association Veterans Resource Center, Hicksville 516-935-6858
Central Nassau Guidance 516-822-6111
Northport VA Medical Center 1-631-261-4400
Long Island Vet Center 1-631-661-3930
Family Wellness Center at LIJ Hospital 516-562-3260 No charge
Peninsula Counseling Center 516-569-6600 Tricare Approved
Liberty Home Land Support 1-800-990-3785 Tricare approved for veteran and family.
Nassau County Mental Health Association Helpline 516-504-HELP
Federal Jobs www.usajobs.opm.gov
Veterans Employment and Training www.dol.gov/vets
Unemployment Benefits: 1-888-209-8124
New York State Department of Labor Veterans Assistance
Hempstead 516-485-5000 x 1199
Job and Training Opportunities:
1-800 Flowers firstname.lastname@example.org. Free Training for Veterans in Communication Skills, Resume Writing, Leadership Management and Interview Skills. Free Training in MS Office & Specific IT Applications (Platform and On Line Training). Executive Intern Positions in Corporate Office Marketing, Retail, & Finance. Engineers in Training. Professional to work P/T with Senior managers with Full Time Opportunities Available upon Completion of Internship. Active duty family members also eligible.
Helmets to Hard Hats www.helmetstohardhats.org is a pipeline to facilitate an easy, seamless transition from military service to the construction industry. Available to honorably discharged veterans as well as reservists and national guardsman and women. Use your GI Bill to learn the trade of your choice.
V.A. Home Loan Guarantee www.homeloans.va.gov
Homes for Veterans Program www.nyhomes.org. This New York State program offers lower interest rates and lower closing costs than traditional VA Home Loan.
Health Care Eligibility and Directory of V.A. Medical Centers you have two (2) years to enroll with the V.A.Medical Center.
Northport VA Medical Center - 631-261-4400
VA Facilities www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp
Health Care Eligibility www.va.gov/healtheligibility
Small Business Help: Advice and Loans up to $500,000 from the Veterans Business Outreach program contact John Narciso at: 631-370-8891 or e-mail John.Narciso@Farmingdale.edu
Domino's U.S. Veterans Franchise Program offers veterans a franchise fee discount and other rebates to veterans and spouses of active duty members. Contact 1-877-921-8326 (option 8) or www.dominos.com
Legal Services - 516-747-4832
The Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA) launched the Veterans Legal Advocacy Project, a program to provide free legal assistance for returning veterans who face legal challenges resulting from their military service. NCBA attorneys have volunteered to provide free, or pro bono, legal assistance to any returning veteran who may be facing such legal issues as discrimination in the workforce, credit penalties incurred during military service, or even eviction or foreclosure issues that may be a result of their military service.
Nassau County Benefits:
Veteran Real Estate Tax Exemption 516-571-1500
Veterans Leisure Pass www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks
The Nassau County Veterans Service Agency will assist in filing for any of the above benefits contact this agency at 516-572-6560