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.

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This day in 1901 President William McKinley, Jr., dies in Buffalo, NY due to a gunshot wound.  When the Civil War began ...
09/14/2020

This day in 1901 President William McKinley, Jr., dies in Buffalo, NY due to a gunshot wound.

When the Civil War began he enlisted in the Army at 18. After the Army he entered politics, being elected to Congress until elected President in 1897.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_William_McKinley

VA urges veterans who rely on their mail-order pharmacy services to order prescriptions early. Current mail delays are b...
09/13/2020
As veterans and VA staff report USPS prescription delays, officials say order early

VA urges veterans who rely on their mail-order pharmacy services to order prescriptions early.

Current mail delays are becoming common & some veterans are running out of meds while they wait for prescriptions.

https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/usps-delays-veterans-affairs-mail-order-prescriptions

The vast majority of Department of Veterans Affairs prescriptions are fulfilled by mail. But as U.S. Postal Service delays mount, more and more veterans are reporting delays in getting critical medications and VA staff say the problem is only growing.

Did you know that the Veterans Health Administration screens veterans for food security? When veterans screen positive f...
09/12/2020
Working together to ensure Veteran food security - VAntage Point

Did you know that the Veterans Health Administration screens veterans for food security?

When veterans screen positive for food insecurity, providers can refer them to resources, whether that’s a VA social worker, nutritionist, or another program.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/76951/working-together-ensure-veteran-food-security/

Food insecurity: Problems accessing adequate nutritious food. Talking about access to nutritious food should be part of your health care.

Free Transition Training for Women VeteransInterested in VA's health care, mental or medical care, specific to your need...
09/12/2020
Women’s Health Transition Training - VAntage Point

Free Transition Training for Women Veterans

Interested in VA's health care, mental or medical care, specific to your needs as a woman?

Sign up for this live, interactive, virtual training--offered twice a day through mid-December.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/78238/womens-health-transition-training/

VA’s Women’s Health Transition Training program will be offered virtually twice a day through mid-December. The focus is the services offered by VA.

Counseling on AccCCess to Lethal Means (CALM)9/17/20 9am-12pmPresenter Celia Spacone, PhDCoordinator Suicide Prevention ...
09/12/2020

Counseling on AccCCess to Lethal Means (CALM)

9/17/20 9am-12pm

Presenter Celia Spacone, PhD
Coordinator Suicide Prevention Coalition of EC Crisis Services

This is a free event, but registration is required by 9/14
www.ed.buffalo.edu/alberti/colloquium

September is Suicide Prevention MonthVeterans Crisis Line1-800-273-8255www.BeThereForVeterans.com
09/12/2020
Take a moment to show a Veteran you care

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255

www.BeThereForVeterans.com

Call or text to check in. Take the time to listen. Even your smallest actions could make a big difference to a Veteran going through a hard time. Connect with resources that can help you provide hope and support. Learn more:

This day in 2001, 4 hijacked airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, & rural Western PA.  2,996 died & 6,0...
09/11/2020

This day in 2001, 4 hijacked airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, & rural Western PA. 2,996 died & 6,000+ injured.

Let's never forget the losses we suffered that day & the many sacrafices that started immediately following.

https://www.911memorial.org/museum

Flags on the Bridge9/11 8:30-10:15amThe Scajaquada Pedestrian Bridge (over Hoyt Lake)Delaware Park
09/09/2020

Flags on the Bridge

9/11 8:30-10:15am

The Scajaquada Pedestrian Bridge (over Hoyt Lake)
Delaware Park

VA WNY Healthcare System Ribbon Cutting for the new Clinic in West SenecaEffective 9-1West Seneca (formerly Lackawanna) ...
09/09/2020

VA WNY Healthcare System Ribbon Cutting for the new Clinic in West Seneca

Effective 9-1
West Seneca (formerly Lackawanna) VA Clinic
968 Union Rd, WS
716−821−7815

PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (PEUC) AND  EXTENDED BENEFITS (EB) 1-888-581-5812www.labor.ny.gov
09/09/2020

PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION (PEUC) AND EXTENDED BENEFITS (EB)

1-888-581-5812

www.labor.ny.gov

VA WNY Healthcare System Announces VA Clinic Moves Effective 9-1Lackawanna VA Clinic968 Union Rd, WS716−821−7815Springvi...
09/06/2020

VA WNY Healthcare System Announces VA Clinic Moves

Effective 9-1
Lackawanna VA Clinic
968 Union Rd, WS
716−821−7815

Springville VA Clinic
231 So. Cascade Dr, Suite 107
716−592−2409

M-F 8am-4:30 pm
Previously scheduled appts will be honored.

https://www.buffalo.va.gov/

1901, President McKinley is shot at the Pan-American Expo. in Buffalo, NY.  He was greeting the crowd in the Temple of M...
09/06/2020

1901, President McKinley is shot at the Pan-American Expo. in Buffalo, NY. He was greeting the crowd in the Temple of Music when Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot the president twice at point-blank range. McKinley died 9/14 of gangrene infection.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_William_McKinley

Flags on the Bridge9/11 8:30-10:15amThe Scajaquada Pedestrian Bridge (over Hoyt Lake)Delaware Park
09/05/2020

Flags on the Bridge

9/11 8:30-10:15am

The Scajaquada Pedestrian Bridge (over Hoyt Lake)
Delaware Park

1776, the Navy purchased the Continental Marines uniform regulations specifying green coats with white facings with a le...
09/05/2020

1776, the Navy purchased the Continental Marines uniform regulations specifying green coats with white facings with a leather high collar. Its memory is preserved by the moniker "Leatherneck" and the green color of riflemen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Marines

How to Appeal Your VA Compensation ClaimVeterans have 3 paths for easier & faster appeal of VA's decisionsFind out which...
09/04/2020
What to do if you disagree with VA’s decision on your compensation claim - VAntage Point

How to Appeal Your VA Compensation Claim

Veterans have 3 paths for easier & faster appeal of VA's decisions

Find out which is right for you:Supplemental Claim, Higher-Level Review, or an Appeal to the Board of Veterans Appeals.

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/78043/what-to-do-if-you-disagree-with-vas-decision-on-your-compensation-claim/

The successful implementation of the Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act led to faster and easier ways to appeal your compensation claim. Here's how.

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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