Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency (VSA) will host monthly mobile office hours at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Frank P. Curry Jr. Post 2718, located at 68 Lincoln Road in Franklin Square. Veteran counselors will be at the VFW on the second Thursday of each month from 12pm to 3:30pm starting April 9, 2015.
“My administration is committed to providing a better life for our veterans,” said County Executive Mangano. “The level of assistance our Nassau County Veterans Service Agency provides has resulted in our hometown heroes receiving an unprecedented level of financial assistance. I urge all veterans to contact the Veterans Service Agency to ensure they are receiving all of the benefits they are entitled to, as well as to receive information on upcoming workshops, job fairs, stand downs and housing opportunities. If you serve, you deserve!”
The Nassau County VSA advocates for veterans and their dependents with the U.S. Veterans Administration, as well as New York State and County agencies by informing them of programs and ensuring they receive all their benefits; assisting with their financial and economic issues; and expanding public awareness of veteran issues. Any veteran who is coping with a military service related injury or illness, including PTSD and Agent Orange, may be eligible to receive a monthly cash benefit. In addition, veteran-volunteers provide free transportation for fellow veterans to the Northport Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital, as well as to clinics in East Meadow, Hicksville and Valley Stream.
For more information, veterans should visit the Nassau County VSA, located at 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Building “Q” in East Meadow (along the entrance road of Nassau University Medical Center). To contact the VSA by phone, please call (516) 572-6565.