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

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.

Operating as usual

1942 – The U.S. B-29 Superfortress makes its debut flight in Seattle, Washington.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-...
09/21/2021
Boeing B-29 Superfortress - Wikipedia

1942 – The U.S. B-29 Superfortress makes its debut flight in Seattle, Washington.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-29_Superfortress

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The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engined propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. Named in allusion to its predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Superfortress was designed for high-altitude...

09/19/2021
www.seniorwishes.org

Nominate A Veteran for a Hero Box

Apply by 10-8

Senior Wishes
[email protected]
www.seniorwishes.org

Boxes will be distributed during Veteran's Week, 11/8-12

25 recipients will be chosen, with preference given to WWII Veterans.

https://www.seniorwishes.org/content/documents/Applications/HERO%20Box%20application.pdf

September is Su***de Awareness Month  Reach Out is this year’s theme.Increase knowledge about what Veterans & their fami...
09/18/2021

September is Su***de Awareness Month

Reach Out is this year’s theme.

Increase knowledge about what Veterans & their families can do to help prevent su***de.

Reach out early & often.

https://www.va.gov/reach/spm/

September is Su***de Awareness Month

Reach Out is this year’s theme.

Increase knowledge about what Veterans & their families can do to help prevent su***de.

Reach out early & often.

https://www.va.gov/reach/spm/

Great resources provided by the VASubscribe for future emails:https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVHA/bulletins/2...
09/17/2021
Be There for Veterans: Su***de Prevention - PTSD Monthly Update, August 2021

Great resources provided by the VA

Subscribe for future emails:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVHA/bulletins/2ed84a4

Be There for Veterans: Su***de Prevention - PTSD Monthly Update, August 2021 Veterans Health Administration sent this bulletin at 08/27/2021 11:53 AM EDT View as a webpage / Share August 2021 FEATURED TOPIC Be There for Veterans: Su***de Prevention September is Su***de Prevention Month The U.S. Depa...

09/16/2021

Video of the 6th & final bell toll from the Erie County & B&EC Naval & Military Park 911 20-year Anniversary Service.

Thank you to all the groups that participated. Job well done.

More pictures from the Erie County & B&EC Naval & Military Park 911 20-year Anniversary Service.Thank you to all the gro...
09/16/2021

More pictures from the Erie County & B&EC Naval & Military Park 911 20-year Anniversary Service.

Thank you to all the groups that participated. Job well done.

Pictures from the Erie County & B&EC Naval & Military Park 911 20-year Anniversary ServiceThank you to all the groups th...
09/16/2021

Pictures from the Erie County & B&EC Naval & Military Park 911 20-year Anniversary Service

Thank you to all the groups that participated. Job well done.

Erie County's promotional Shop716 e-Gift card program, which injected $1 M into local small businesses in 2020 is BACK! ...
09/15/2021

Erie County's promotional Shop716 e-Gift card program, which injected $1 M into local small businesses in 2020 is BACK!

When you buy an eGift card for $50 or more, get a BONUS $50 card!

https://amherst.org/shop716

Erie County's promotional Shop716 e-Gift card program, which injected $1 M into local small businesses in 2020 is BACK!

When you buy an eGift card for $50 or more, get a BONUS $50 card!

https://amherst.org/shop716

David Shenk and Dan Ratka of EC Veteran Services are interviewed by Mike, Desmond, WBFO on the recently signed legislati...
09/15/2021
Hochul proposes allowing National Guard members to qualify as veterans under state law

David Shenk and Dan Ratka of EC Veteran Services are interviewed by Mike, Desmond, WBFO on the recently signed legislation by Governor Hochul.

https://www.wbfo.org/state/2021-09-15/hochul-proposes-allowing-national-guard-members-to-qualify-as-veterans-under-state-law

Albany is making sure members of the National Guard are covered for service in New York City after 9/11, even if they were not technically assigned there.

1961 – The US resumed underground nuclear testing.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Gnome
09/15/2021
Project Gnome - Wikipedia

1961 – The US resumed underground nuclear testing.

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

Project Gnome was the first nuclear test of Project Plowshare and was the first continental nuclear weapon test since Trinity to be conducted outside of the Nevada Test Site. It was tested in southeastern New Mexico, approximately 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

1847 – The Battle of Chapultepec was a United States victory over Mexican forces. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_o...
09/13/2021
Battle of Chapultepec - Wikipedia

1847 – The Battle of Chapultepec was a United States victory over Mexican forces.

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

General Lopez de Santa Anna was in command of the army at Mexico City, and understood that Chapultepec Castle was an important position for the defense of the city.[2]:313 The castle sat atop a 200-ft-tall hill, which was used as the Mexican Military Academy.[2]:313 Although Santa Anna's total force...

09/11/2021

Today is the 20th anniversary of the 911 attack, which was the first attack on US soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Were you inspired to join the military after the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago?Share your story with other Veterans and/or a...
09/09/2021
Were you inspired to join the military after the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago? Ask questions about VA health care, benefits & services here. | RallyPoint

Were you inspired to join the military after the 9/11 attacks 20 years ago?

Share your story with other Veterans and/or ask questions about VA care, benefits and services.

https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/were-you-inspired-to-join-the-military-after-the-9-11-attacks-20-years-ago-ask-questions-about-va-health-care-benefits-services-here

Join us as VA Remembers 9/11. Ask us your questions today! We’ll answer your questions about VA health care, benefits and services. Date & Time: September 9, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00pm ET Your questions will be answered on September 9th by the following SME's: , National Director, Post-9/11 Transition an...

911 20 Year Anniversary8:30 AM–5PM8:30-10:30 Memorial ServiceBand, Names Lost Reading, Color Guard, Cotter Fire BoatFood...
09/09/2021

911 20 Year Anniversary

8:30 AM–5PM

8:30-10:30 Memorial Service
Band, Names Lost Reading, Color Guard, Cotter Fire Boat

Food & Blood drive

Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park
1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo

https://buffalonavalpark.org/

911 20 Year Anniversary

8:30 AM–5PM

8:30-10:30 Memorial Service
Band, Names Lost Reading, Color Guard, Cotter Fire Boat

Food & Blood drive

Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park
1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo

https://buffalonavalpark.org/

Flags on the Bridge9-11 8:30-10:15AM Gather with the WNY Community,as we fly the American flag in Remembranceof the Fall...
09/08/2021

Flags on the Bridge

9-11 8:30-10:15AM

Gather with the WNY Community,
as we fly the American flag in Remembrance
of the Fallen Heroes and Victims of
September 11, 2001.

Scajaquada pedestrian bridge
over Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park
(Rt. 198 overpass)

Flags on the Bridge

9-11 8:30-10:15AM

Gather with the WNY Community,
as we fly the American flag in Remembrance
of the Fallen Heroes and Victims of
September 11, 2001.

Scajaquada pedestrian bridge
over Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park
(Rt. 198 overpass)

09/08/2021
www.seniorwishes.org

Nominate A Veteran for a Hero Box

Apply by 10-8

Senior Wishes
[email protected]
www.seniorwishes.org

Boxes will be distributed during Veteran's Week, 11/8-12

25 recipients will be chosen, with preference given to WWII Veterans.

https://www.seniorwishes.org/content/documents/Applications/HERO%20Box%20application.pdf

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 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(716) 858-6363

Products

Pension Screening & Advocacy
Diasability Compensation Screening & Advocacy
General Veterans Questions
Referral Service
Veterans Employment Issues
Veterans Education Issues
Veterans Burial Benefits Issues

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