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New York Regional Office

Services Offered by the New York Regional Benefit Office

Benefits and Services

The VA New York Regional Benefit Office administers compensation, pension, and vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in 31 eastern New York counties. We also offer the following services:

  • Counseling about eligibility for VA benefits and how to apply
  • Information about VA health care and memorial benefits
  • Outreach to Veterans, including those who are homeless or at risk for homelessness and older, minority, and women Veterans

Independent Living Initiative - No Veteran is an Island

The "No Veteran is an Island" program began in 2001 to help Veterans with PTSD and other diagnoses stay healthy, well, and independent. The program is 6 months and Veterans participate once a week for two hours using computer training and a guided learning recovery treatment model to encourage psychoeducational empowerment, a process to improve medical treatment through learning, social engagement and support.

The program is a partnership with VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment and several VA medical centers (Northport, Brooklyn, Bronx, Albany, Montrose, and Manhattan).

Participants have a noted decrease in symptoms and in hospitalizations and an increase in their ability to successfully communicate with others, take required medication, and keep their medical appointments.

If you would like to participate in this program, you must be a Veteran with a service-connected disability and found to be entitled for vocational rehabilitation benefits.

You can apply for vocational rehabilitation benefits online at eBenefits. To submit a paper application, download and complete a VA Form 28-1900, "VA Form 28-1900, "Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation" and mail it to our

VA New York Regional Benefit Office
245 W. Houston St.
New York, NY 10014

You can also call the VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Office at 1-212-807-3008 for more information.

Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries - Independent Living and Employment Opportunity

We've partnered with the James J. Peters VA Medical Center (Bronx, NY) in the Spinal Cord Injury Patient Care Unit, who is dedicated to promoting independent living and employment opportunities for our Veterans with spinal cord injuries.

Services provided include:

  • Assistive Computer Technology, and Home Improvements and Modifications Grant Guidance
  • Pain Management, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and, Vocational Counseling

For more information about the Veterans with Spinal Cord Injuries program, call our New York Regional Office at 1-212-807-3008.