Effective January 1, 2023, all public and private New York State employers with more than 50 full-time employees are required to display the Veterans’ Benefits & Services poster in a conspicuous place in the workplace that is accessible to all employees. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE POSTER.
New York State is committed to supporting veterans through a host of services and support programs tailored to the specific needs of the veteran community. The New York State Division of Veterans Services advocates for veterans, service members, and their families. The New York State Department of Labor Veterans’ Program provides specialized staff to assist veterans in the workforce.
New York State Division of Veterans’ Services
Services include legal, education, employment and volunteer, financial, health care, and more.
New York State Department of Labor Veterans’ Program
Services include workforce and training resources, unemployment insurance, the Experience Counts program, and more.
The following resources and hotlines are also available at no-cost to help veterans understand their rights, protections, benefits and accommodations:
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources
All calls and texts are free and confidential.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Crisis Line:
Call: 988, press 1 Text: 838255
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: www.veteranscrisisline.net
Call: 988 Text: 988
Text: 741741 Chat: crisistextline.org
NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH): omh.ny.gov
NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS):
Call: 1-877-8-HOPENY (467469)
Text: HOPENY (467369)
New York State Department of Tax and Finance:
- Information for military personnel and veterans: tax.ny.gov/pit/file/military_page.htm
- Property tax exemptions: tax.ny.gov/pit/property/exemption/vetexempt.htm
Education, Workforce and Training Resources
Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Program:
New York State Civil Service Credits for Veterans Program:
Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC): ww2.nycourts.gov/courts/problem_solving/vet/courts.shtml
Email: [email protected]
New York State Defenders Association Veteran Defense Program: nysda.org/page/AboutVDP
NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline:
Call: 800-942-6906 Text: 844-997-2121
NYS Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline:
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles:
- Veteran Status Designation Photo Document: dmv.ny.gov/more-info/veteran-status-designation-photo-document
- Veteran License Plate: dmv.ny.gov/plates/military-and-veterans