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Veterans deserve our deepest appreciation and respect for the sacrifices they make to protect us both at home and abroad. We are forever indebted to them and must ensure they have access to the care and benefits they deserve when they return home.

My office is dedicated to ensuring veterans are equipped with the information and resources they need to receive the healthcare and benefits they deserve. This section of the website contains multiple resources for veterans and their families, including a veterans resource guide.

There is much more work to be done in support of our servicemembers. I will continue to fight for accessible resources that adequately respond to all Veterans’ needs as they transition to civilian life and beyond.   

Veterans Resource Guide:

My office has prepared a Veterans resource guide. This guide is a booklet of federal, state and local resources for Veterans living in NY-08 to utilize. The guide includes information from the US Department of Veterans Affairs and NYC Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans can use this guide to find information about a variety of programs, including VA benefits and healthcare, employment assistance, tax filing assistance, housing assistance, the PACT Act and Burial benefits.

New York City Veteran Resource Centers:

New York State and New York City have resources to supplement the VA’s services. Both have a Department of Veterans’ Services staffed with advisors, many of them Veterans, to assist you with VA benefits claims and applications. Additionally, they offer services separate from the VA, including help with family care, housing and health care. You may contact the department at or call (212) 416-5250. You may also visit the following satellite offices:

  • Veteran Resource Center at Brooklyn Human Resources Administration Office
    • Address: 25 Chapel Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    • Hours: Monday & Tuesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Veteran Resource Center at Bronx Human Resources Administration Office
    • Address: 890 Garrison Ave, Bronx, NY 10474
    • Phone: (917) 900-2275
    • Hours: Monday and Tuesday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Note: This location is appointment based only and you will be able to enter at the side entrance located at 845 Barretto Street, Bronx, NY 10474.
  • Veteran Resource Center at Manhattan Municipal Building
    • Address: 1 Centre Street, 22nd Floor, Suite 2213, New York, NY 10007
    • Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Veteran Resource Center at Queens Borough Hall
    • Address: 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11423

VA Medical Facilities in NYC:

VA Health Care assists Veterans in finding and accessing affordable health care, from physical checkups and prescriptions to home health services and medical equipment. You can learn more about VA health benefits at

  • Brooklyn VA Medical Center
  • Margaret Cochran Corbin VA Campus
  • Harlem VA Clinic
    • Address: 55 West 125th Street, Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC),11th Floor, Room 1101, New York, NY 10027-4544
    • Main Number: (646) 273-8125
    • VA Health Connect: (800) 877-6976
    • Mental Health: (212) 686-7500, ext. 4656
    • Services: This center operates on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers addiction and substance use care, homeless Veteran care, mental health care and primary care. Does not provide emergency care.
    • Website:
  • Veterans Health Information Clearing House:
    • Services: provides a list of resources for Veterans, their families and their health care providers seeking health care information.
    • Website:

Housing Services:

  • VA housing assistance can help you with purchasing a home as well as refinancing home loans or making home improvements, to learn more visit To learn more about NY housing programs, visit

The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act

Last year, under the leadership of President Biden, House Democrats delivered the most significant expansion of benefits to our veterans in more than 30 years by passing the PACT Act. This legislation stands up for those who served by ensuring veterans can receive high-quality healthcare screenings and services related to potential toxic exposures.

The law makes over 3 million veterans eligible for the care and benefits they have earned, instead of forcing them to go through an onerous process of proving that their illness was related to their service. 

Since President Biden signed the PACT Act into law, VA has delivered more than $1.4 billion dollars in PACT Act benefits to veterans. Additionally, more than 665,000 veterans have applied for PACT Act-related benefits, more than 3.9 million veterans have received new toxic exposure screenings and more than 287,000 veterans have enrolled in VA health care. 

If you are a veteran and believe you are eligible to file for benefits under the PACT Act, be sure to file your claim or intent to file by August 9, 2023 to receive benefits backdated to August 10, 2022. 

The VA’s expanded eligibility period for Gulf War and Post-9/11 veterans under the PACT Act is set to end on October 1, 2023. Post-9/11 veterans who did not previously enroll in VA health care are eligible to apply until this deadline if they: served on active duty in a theater of combat operations during a period of war after the Persian Gulf War or in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities after November 11, 1998, and were discharged or released between September 11, 2001, and October 1, 2013.