Veteran Benefits and Services

Veteran Benefits and Services

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

Help Line: 1-888-838-7697
Email: [email protected]

Services include legal, education, employment and volunteer, financial, health care, and more.

New York State Department of Labor Veterans’ Program

Help Line: 1-888-469-7365
Email: [email protected]

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:
Call: 988    Text: 988

Crisis Textline:
Text: 741741    Chat:

NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH):

NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS):
Call: 1-877-8-HOPENY (467469)
Text: HOPENY (467369)

Tax Benefits

New York State Department of Tax and Finance:

Education, Workforce and Training Resources

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Program:

New York State Civil Service Credits for Veterans Program:

Legal Services

Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC):
Email: [email protected]

New York State Defenders Association Veteran Defense Program:

Additional Resources

 NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline:
Call: 800-942-6906 Text: 844-997-2121

NYS Workplace Sexual Harassment Hotline:
Call: 1-800-HARASS-3

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles: