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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

Ph: 1-800-882-1979

Fax: 516-983-3350

Contact: Steve Schlake, President

Drexel Hamilton www.drexelhamilton.com

Military2Career www.military2career.com

Education Benefits www.gibill.va.gov or phone 1-888-442-4551

Veterans Scholarships:

www.horatioalger.com/scholarships_military
www.hireahero.com/frontline/rules
www.lincolneducationalservices.com

 

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

Employment:

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

Hicksville: 516-934-8508

Hempstead 516-485-5000 x 1199

Job and Training Opportunities:

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