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New York Regional Office

Local Events and Happenings

Calling all recently separated Veterans and transitioning service members in the Northeast United States!

 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is excited to host a FREE virtual event for the Northeast U.S. Veteran community on May 7 through 9, 2024 (12 – 5 p.m. EST).  Help us connect you with the VA health care and benefits you have earned!

Get assistance with:

  • Sign up for VA Health Care
  • Apply for VA Education Benefits
  • Submit a VA Disability Claim
  • Toxic Exposure Concerns
  • Mental Health Support
  • Housing Solutions, Employment resources, and more

Schedule Your Appointment today!  When registering, you will have the option to schedule the virtual appointment at a time during the event that is most convenient for you!

Veteran Experience Action Centers (VEACs) are designed to bring together VA, state, and community representatives, serving as a nexus for Veterans, service members, families, caregivers, and survivors, fostering connections to vital services, resources, and information, spanning from VA benefits and healthcare to crisis support and peer-to-peer connections. Our proven system for modern outreach operates on a standardized, scalable, and sustainable model, ensuring consistent excellence.

Virtual Rural Veterans Outreach Symposium

Outreach, Transition and Economic Development (OTED) will host a VBA/OTED – Virtual Rural Veterans Outreach Symposium on Thursday, April 18, 2024. This symposium will focus on the importance of reaching out to our Nation’s Veterans who reside in rural and remote areas. Attendees will be educated and empowered about the benefits and services that may be available to them. The symposium will provide information on current and future VA benefits, to include filing a VA disability claim online, the Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act and improving the quality of life for Veterans and dependents through Vet Center services. In addition, there will be presentations on rural healthcare and expanding access to care through virtual technologies.   

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

1:00-2:30pm (ET)        

Link: Join the Symposium

Phone: 1-833-558-0712 Toll-free Number, Access Code:  2822 290 4332; Webinar password: 9PPeeqqi*77 (97733774 from phones and video systems)

Audience: Rural Veterans Nationwide, Service members, Family Members, Caregivers, Survivors, VA Staff and Outreach Coordinators, Veteran Advocates, National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO), National Association State Department of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) and Veteran Service Organizations (VSO).