Erie County Veterans Service Agency

Erie County Veterans Service Agency Welcome to our page! If you're looking for the official website of the Erie County Veterans Service Agency please visit: http://www.erie.gov/veteransYou can also find us at Twitter.com/CountyVeterans
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Originated in 1926, The Erie County Veterans Service Agency was the first of its kind in the State of New York. Due to the increased demand for such services, and accelerated by World War II, the Agency became a part of the County Government on January 1, 1945. Since that time, this office has provided service to many thousands of veterans and their dependents, residing in Erie County.

Mission: MISSION To insure that every veteran in the county is registered in the VA System and is fully aware of all the benefits that they have earned. To make veterans an economic force in education, employment and business development.

Operating as usual

Army to Review Discharges related to Traumahttps://www.stripes.com/army-to-review-thousands-of-discharges-of-veterans-wh...
01/17/2021
Army to review thousands of discharges of veterans who suffered from traumas

Army to Review Discharges related to Trauma

https://www.stripes.com/army-to-review-thousands-of-discharges-of-veterans-who-suffered-from-traumas-1.658241?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Stars+and+Stripes+Emails&utm_campaign=Daily+Headlines

The Army will review thousands of discharge records of veterans affected by military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and other behavioral health conditions following a class-action lawsuit, the service announced Tuesday.

Veterans: Join the Fire CorpsPost-9/11 Veterans, up to age 35, can apply for a 10-month intensive training program in fu...
01/14/2021
Post 9-11 Veterans can find new team with fire corps - VAntage Point

Veterans: Join the Fire Corps

Post-9/11 Veterans, up to age 35, can apply for a 10-month intensive training program in fuels reduction, fuels management, & wildland firefighting. The program is now open & runs January 10 – October 8, 2021.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/79687/post-9-11-veterans-can-find-new-team-fire-corps/

Post 9-11 Veterans looking to find a new team have a unique opportunity through the Southeast Conservation Corps Veterans Fire Corps.

Interested in contracting with the federal government? This five-episode series with the Technology Acquisition Center, ...
01/14/2021
TAC Talks #2: Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) - VAntage Point

Interested in contracting with the federal government?

This five-episode series with the Technology Acquisition Center, covering proposal evaluations, innovation, debriefs and more.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/79385/tac-talks-2-transformation-twenty-one-total-technology-next-generation-t4ng/

In this second episode of TAC Talks, the VA TAC talks about the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract.

This day in 2005 Army SPC Charles Graner Jr., the reputed ringleader of a band of rogue guards at the Abu Ghraib prison,...
01/14/2021

This day in 2005 Army SPC Charles Graner Jr., the reputed ringleader of a band of rogue guards at the Abu Ghraib prison, was convicted at Fort Hood, Texas, of abusing Iraqi detainees. He was later sentenced to 10 years in prison.

https://www.haaretz.com/1.4687755

This day in 1995 the Pentagon announced that 2,600 US Marines would be deployed to Somalia for Operation United Shield t...
01/10/2021

This day in 1995 the Pentagon announced that 2,600 US Marines would be deployed to Somalia for Operation United Shield to assist in the final withdrawal of UN peacekeeping troops from Somalia.

https://www.dvidshub.net/audio/50728/marine-minute

Desert Storm Veterans 30th Anniversary SeriesOver 2.2M US SM's served during the era & an estimated 694,550 deployed to ...
01/09/2021
Series highlights Desert Storm Veterans for 30th anniversary - VAntage Point

Desert Storm Veterans 30th Anniversary Series

Over 2.2M US SM's served during the era & an estimated 694,550 deployed to the Gulf. Appox. 1.68M Veterans from that era are still alive. January 2021, VA will profile them in this series.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/75651/series-highlights-desert-storm-veterans-30th-anniversary/

During January 2021, VA will profile Veterans and experiences through print and video stories for Desert Storm’s 30th anniversary.

No-cost, short-term aid for caregiversVA & Elizabeth Dole Foundation expand Respite Relief for Military & Veterans Careg...
01/08/2021
Support to Veteran caregivers during COVID-19 - VAntage Point

No-cost, short-term aid for caregivers

VA & Elizabeth Dole Foundation expand Respite Relief for Military & Veterans Caregivers: help with companionship, cooking, exercising, grooming, light housekeeping, mobility assistance, transportation, & more.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/77676/support-veteran-caregivers-covid-19/

Partnership between VA and Elizabeth Dole Foundation offers 40,000 hours of free home health care to more than 1,600 Veteran caregiver families.

This day in 1967 16,000 US soldiers from the 1st & 25th INF DIV, 173rd Airborne BDE, & 11th Armored CAV REG join 14,000 ...
01/08/2021

This day in 1967 16,000 US soldiers from the 1st & 25th INF DIV, 173rd Airborne BDE, & 11th Armored CAV REG join 14,000 So. Vietnamese troops to mount Operation Cedar Falls. This offensive, the largest of the war to date.

https://www.historycentral.com/Vietnam/cedarfalls.html

Managing VBA Performance & ResultsVA Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul Lawrence, Ph.D. 10- 29 2pm ET Register online to...
01/07/2021
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Managing VBA Performance & Results

VA Under Secretary for Benefits, Paul Lawrence, Ph.D.

10- 29 2pm ET

Register online to receive a reminder about the webcast!

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Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

FAST Assists FiduciariesVA's fiduciary program protects Veterans & their beneficiaries who  are unable to manage their f...
01/06/2021
Fiduciary Accountings Submission Tool creates a "FAST" way to process your fiduciary claims

FAST Assists Fiduciaries

VA's fiduciary program protects Veterans & their beneficiaries who are unable to manage their financial affairs. Learn how the FAST Tool makes the accounting process easier for Fiduciaries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUoc0Wb1Ntk

VA Pension and Fiduciary Service is proud to announce a new tool called the Fiduciary Accountings Submission Tool (FAST) to help fiduciaries electronically s...

Women’s Health Transition Training Transitioning from service? She Wears the Boots podcasts offers tips from women who h...
01/05/2021
VA’s Women’s Health Transition Training brings information to transitioning service women - VAntage Point

Women’s Health Transition Training

Transitioning from service? She Wears the Boots podcasts offers tips from women who have served and who have experience with VA services. Learn what VA can do for you.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/82521/vas-womens-health-transition-training-brings-information-transitioning-service-women/

In 2020, the Women’s Health Transition Training program taught more than 150 training sessions to installations across all military branches.

VA Expanded Assistance for Family Caregivers Expanded benefits from VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family ...
01/04/2021
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

VA Expanded Assistance for Family Caregivers

Expanded benefits from VA's Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers: training, respite care, counseling, technical, travel, financial stipend, & health care.

https://www.caregiver.va.gov/support/support_benefits.asp

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

This day in 1965 in President Johnson's State of the Union, reaffirms his support of So. Vietnam in fighting communist a...
01/04/2021

This day in 1965 in President Johnson's State of the Union, reaffirms his support of So. Vietnam in fighting communist aggression. He noted that US has helped them for 10 years, “Our own security is tied to the peace of Asia.” (See 13:21-15:04 in video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uou8EppdfAM

Desert Storm Veterans 30th Anniversary SeriesOver 2.2M US SM's served during the era & an estimated 694,550 deployed to ...
01/03/2021
Series highlights Desert Storm Veterans for 30th anniversary - VAntage Point

Desert Storm Veterans 30th Anniversary Series

Over 2.2M US SM's served during the era & an estimated 694,550 deployed to the Gulf. Appox. 1.68M Veterans from that era are still alive. January 2021, VA will profile them in this series.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/75651/series-highlights-desert-storm-veterans-30th-anniversary/

During January 2021, VA will profile Veterans and experiences through print and video stories for Desert Storm’s 30th anniversary.

Veteran Memorial BenefitsVA burial benefits can help Service members, Veterans, & their families plan & pay for a burial...
01/03/2021
VA Burial and Memorial Benefits Quick Start Guide now available - VAntage Point

Veteran Memorial Benefits

VA burial benefits can help Service members, Veterans, & their families plan & pay for a burial or memorial service in a VA national cemetery.

Quick Start Guide

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/74992/va-burial-memorial-benefits-quick-start-guide/

Call EC VSA 858-6363 to learn more.

The VA Burial and Memorial Quick Start guide summarizes VA benefits and services for end of life planning for Veterans and their families.

Address

95 Franklin St, Ste 800
Buffalo, NY
14202

General information

MISSION To insure that every veteran in the county is registered in the VA System and is fully aware of all the benefits that they have earned. To make veterans an economic force in education, employment and business development. SERVICE OFFICER REPRESENTATIVES The Director and his staff are passionate, caring, and concerned representatives and, as such are able to present claims for further development, institute appeals from Veterans Administration decisions, and follow through to final disposition with representation in Washington. In this manner, the Office of Veterans Services offers a personalized service not available from other sources. Erie County Veteran Service Officers will help you navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs' bureaucracy, and our services are free. We will help with gathering the information necessary to support a claim, filing the claim, and tracking the claim through the VA system. We can also assist with filing appeals for denied claims. We strongly recommend that you make use of the services provided by County Veterans Service Officers. Our expertise can help you avoid the pitfalls and delays that missing paperwork or improperly filled out claim forms can cause. In addition to the normal benefits provided by law to survivors of deceased veterans, this is the only agency charged with and responsible for processing, at county expense, of the burial of indigent veterans and next-of-kin of veterans. Helpful Representatives (716) 858-6363

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(716) 858-6363

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