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Department of Veterans Services


The Veterans Services of Tompkins County exists to connect local Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces – and their families – with federal, state, and local resources.
Departmental staff make these connections through a combination of counseling, referral, and direct assistance with the following benefits:
  • Compensation for service-connected and non-service-connected disabilities
  • Compensation to caregiving family of homebound Veterans
  • Compensation/pension to families of deceased Veterans
  • Burial benefits and grave markers
  • Health care
  • Life insurance
  • Education Beneftis
  • Home loan guarantees
  • Obtaining military records
  • Federal, State & Local medals/awards
  • New York State blind annuity
  • New York State property tax exemption