There are special veterans' benefits available to people 65 and older who either served 90 days or more of honorable active wartime service or served less time but were discharged because of disabilities related to their service. Widows and widowers of such veterans may also be eligible for benefits regardless of their age. The Veterans Service Agency handles the processing of claims for compensation, pension benefits, educational entitlements, property tax exemptions and burial benefits, and assists with the appeals process. In addition, it coordinates a volunteer transportation program for veterans to the VA Hospital in Northport and the V.A. Clinic in East Meadow.
Veterans Service Agency 2201 Hempstead Tpke Building 'Q' East Meadow, NY 11554 (516) 572-6565
Transportation to Northport V.A. Hospital or East Meadow Clinic is available by appointment. Call: (516) 572-6565
VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
Veterans in need of individual and family counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, post-traumatic stress disorder counseling, or assistance with entitlements can contact the Veteran's resource Center. All services are free to eligible veterans. Significant others are also able to receive some services. Day and evening hours are available.
Nassau County Vet Center 970 South Broadway Hicksville, NY 11801 (516)-348-0088
The Veterans Administration has opened a Clinic at East Meadow.
Veterans Administration Primary Care Clinic Nassau County Health Department Building 2201 Hempstead Turnpike Building 'Q' East Meadow, NY 11554 (631) 261-4400