We at the Broome County Veterans Services Agency would like to take this opportunity to thank all the brave young men and women for their service to our Country. We are proud of your service and welcome home!
Description Of Our Agency's Services:
The Veteran's Service Agency renders a wide variety of services to an estimated 18,000 veterans and their families of all wars and conflicts as well as peacetime service. Service is also extended to active duty servicemen/women and their families. Professional assistance and advice is given in the filing of applications for benefits under existing federal, state and local laws and regulations. It is also a primary function of the office to familiarize veterans and their families of the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits available to them.
The Veteran's Service Agency assist veterans and their families in applying for such benefits as compensation, pension, domiciliary care, emergency and regular hospitalization, out-patient services, certification of military documents, replacement of military service papers, reemployment rights, conversion of government insurance, waiver of insurance, civil service preference, education apprenticeship, on-the-job training, vocational training, orthopedic and prosthetic appliances, Veterans Affairs home loan applications, tax exemption, death pension, insurance benefits, headstones or markers, burial benefits, memorial flags, military funerals and death gratuity pay.
Professional Accredited Representation:
Professional trained and accredited service officers are available to assist our nations veterans and their families with processing their claims with the VA.
Our counselors are recognized under federal law by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide legal representation for individuals in matters relating to VA law. That Asserted Representation establishes a "client-attorney relationship" with the same implied obligations as any attorney. By virtue of accreditation the Counselor has access to a nationwide network of Accredited Representatives who are able to provide expanded assistance, even before the Board of Veterans' Appeals in Washington, D.C..
We are committed to providing the highest level of service within the limits of available resources. To maintain that commitment, expertise must be enhanced through continuous training and retraining. Skilled counseling and claims development is fully realized only by that commitment to the continuing education of our Counselors. Our counselors are constantly training and improving their skills as your representatives in order to maintain a knowledge of the current laws and regulations used to apply for veterans benefits. If we can not readily answer your questions we will find you the answers you seek.