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  The Delaware County Veterans Service Agency is here to provide entitlement information and advocacy assistance to military personnel, to military veterans, and their dependents in matters related to federal, state and local benefits.

We are not part of the Department of Veterans Affairs; we are a county agency dedicated to serving veterans and their families.

We are knowledgeable on the huge array of programs, benefits and services that are available to our veterans.
 

 
 
bullet OFFICE HOURS
bullet Monday - Friday
bullet 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
bullet OFFICE LOCATION
bullet 1 Gallant Avenue, Highway Annex, Suite A
Delhi, New York  13753
 
bullet CONTACTING VETERANS SERVICE AGENCY
bullet Phone:    607-832-5345
bullet Fax:         607-832-6079
bullet Email:    vet@co.delaware.ny.us
 
bullet VAN SERVICE
bullet Medical Transportation
bullet View Schedule
 
bullet VA HEALTH & WELLNESS
bullet Hospital
bullet Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York  12208
Phone:  518-626-5000
 
bullet Out-Patient Clinic
bullet VA Outpatient Clinic
109 North Main Street
Bainbridge, New York  13733
Phone:  607-967-8590
 
bullet Veterans Healthcare Network Information
bullet VA TELCARE
Phone:  1-888-838-7890
 
bullet Eligibility
bullet All honorably discharged veterans of any qualifying period
of service
bullet Completion of Application for Health Care Services (Enrollment Form 10-10EZ)
bullet Attachment of military discharge papers ( DD Form 214, WDAGO Form 53-55, NAVPERS- 553 or equivalent)
 
bullet FINANCIAL HELP REFERRALS
bullet Medicaid
bullet Medicaid is a program for persons who cannot afford to pay medical costs - call for further information at 607-832-5300
 
bullet SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
bullet SSI is a program which brings low income Social Security recipients up to a basic benefit level Call for information at 607-433-0171
 
bullet Some individuals may also be eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid, Food Stamp Program Assistance and HEAP (fuel assistance program) --
call 607-832-5750
 
bullet REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION:   County, Town, Village
bullet Senior property tax exemption based on being age 65 or older based on household income and residency -- contact your local
tax assessor
 
bullet Veterans Real Property Tax Exemption Programs
bullet Eligible Funds - Public Law 458 - Maximum Limit of $7500
bullet Alternative Tax Exemption - Public Law 458a - allows 15% for wartime veterans, 10% for combat zone veterans, 50%
of service-connected compensated veterans (not to
exceed limits set by local governments)
bullet Cold War Exemption – Public Law 458-b (Active Duty from 9/12/45-12/26/91) – allows 15% for active duty service and 50% of service-connected compensated veterans (not to exceed limits set by local governments). If a Cold War veteran receives an exemption under real property tax law section 458 (Eligible Funds) or 458-a (Alternative), the Cold War veteran shall not be eligible to received the exemption under this local law.
 
bullet STAR Program: Relief for property owners on school taxes
 
bullet INFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICES
bullet The Delaware County Veterans Service Agency is designed to answer your veterans’ benefit questions, provide direct assistance in completion of veterans application forms, and make referrals to other agencies and serve as your veterans’ advocate and representative when needed. You may contact this office at any time at 607-832-5345 or fax 607-832-6079.
 
bullet ADDITIONAL SERVICES
bullet The Delaware County Veterans Service Agency provides additional services unique to the needs of our particular area such as:
 
bullet Transportation service to the VA Medical Center - Albany
bullet Information to community service organizations
bullet Notary service
bullet Assistance in obtaining legal documents (marriage, birth,
military)
bullet Cooperative programs with other agencies (employment,
welfare)
bullet Assistance with community affairs (memorial services)
 
bullet VETERANS --- ARE YOU AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS?
bullet Federal Benefits
bullet VA Disability Pension
bullet Compensation for Service-Connected Disabilities
bullet VA Healthcare - Hospitalization and Outpatient Treatment
bullet Education Benefits
bullet VA Home Loans
bullet Burial and Headstone Benefits
bullet Death Pension Benefits for Widows
bullet VA Insurance and Beneficiary Designation
bullet Benefits for Survivors
bullet Medals
bullet Replacing Military Records
bullet CHAMPVA
bullet Small Business Information
bullet Review of Discharges
 
bullet State Benefits
bullet Real Property Tax Exemption
bullet Education Benefits - Selected Reserve
bullet Blind Annuity to $1103.28 annually
bullet Access Pass Information for State Parks, Etc.
bullet Employment Rights

These benefits are not automatic. You must apply for them. Some benefits have a filing deadline. To determine your eligibility, contact the Delaware County Veterans Service Agency during the office hours at the numbers listed above.
 

     

 

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