New York State Benefits for 100% Disabled Veterans (2023)

100% State Benefits - New York

Observation:The information for this document was collected from a variety of sources, including:

Visit the New York State Division of Veterans Services website for more detailed information:

veterans homes

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Your eligibility for State Veterans Homes is based on clinical need and setting availability.

Each state sets eligibility and admission criteria for their homes.

Talk to a VA social worker about eligibility requirements for State Veterans Homes near you and to find out a plan to pay for state Veterans home care services.

Veterans Home Locations:

Veterans residing in New York with an honorable discharge are eligible for admission. Some unmarried spouses and surviving spouses are also eligible for admission.
There may be a service charge.

State Veterans Cemeteries

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National Veterans Cemeteries:

Bath National Cemetery
Saint John Avenue
Bath, New York 14810
Burial space:Open
Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Boulevard
Calverton, New York 11933
Burial space:Open
Gerald BH Solomon National Cemetery Saratoga
Duell Road 200
Schuylerville, Nueva York 12871
Burial space:Open
Long Island National Cemetery
2040 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, Nueva York 11735
Burial space:cremation only
Western New York National Cemetery
1254 Indian Falls Road
Corfu, New York 14036
Burial space:Open
Woodlawn National Cemetery
Calle Davis 1825
Elmira, NY 14901
Burial space:cremation only

State Veterans Cemeteries:There are currently no state cemeteries.

Many states have established state veterans cemeteries. Eligibility is like the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries, but may include residency requirements. Although they may have been established or improved with government funds through the VA Veterans Cemetery Grant Program, state veterans' cemeteries are run exclusively by the states.

Housing Benefits in New York

home access for heroes

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The Hero/Veterans Home Access Program provides financial assistance for accessibility modifications, emergency home repairs, or address code violations in the primary homes of low- and moderate-income veterans with disabilities. These activities will allow veterans with disabilities to live safely and comfortably in their homes, rather than in an institutional setting. Eligible Veterans may be renters or homeowners, with service-connected injuries, age-related or health-related disabilities.

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  • Qualified Veteran Status.
  • Documented substantial physical limitation caused by a disability.
  • Household income must not exceed 120% of area median income.
  • The assisted living unit must be the Eligible Participant's primary and permanent residence. The primary residence may be owner-occupied or a rental unit. Applicants proposing to assist rental units must ensure that federal, state, or local laws do not require the property owner to provide such improvements.

Lares Program for Veterans

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A home loan program that offers fixed-rate mortgages at interest rates 0.375% below the already low interest rates charged on SONYMA mortgages with down payment assistance. Available to active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and honorably discharged veterans and their spouses or co-borrowers.


  • You must be a US military veteran or active duty military member and be able to provide the following documentation with your application:
      • DD214 - Certificate of Release or Exemption from Active Duty or Form NGB 22 - Report of Separation and Record of Service
      • Income and Vacation Statement (required for all active duty US military personnel)
      • Military ID (required for ALL active duty US military personnel)
  • The Military Veteran Affidavit of Eligibility (SONYMA FORM 243) is required only if a qualified veteran or their spouse or co-borrower is not a first-time homebuyer

New York State Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) website:

Financial Benefits for New York Veterans

Income tax

military salary:If your permanent residence was New York State before you entered the military, active duty income is tax-free IF you meet all three of the following conditions:

  • He had no permanent home in New York
  • maintained a permanent place of residence outside of New York for the entire year (barracks, BOQ, or shipboard quarters do not count).
  • spent fewer than 30 days in New York during the year.

Retirement pay and SBP payments are tax free.

Property Tax Exemptions

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New York State has three different property tax exemptions based on your military service, with additional benefits depending on the degree of service-connected disability.

The exemption applies to county, city, town and village taxes. School district tax exemptions may apply.

The Alternative Waiver for Veterans -for veterans who served during the war or received an expeditionary medal.

The Cold War Veterans Exemption –for veterans who served during the Cold War period.

The exemption of eligible funds -for property a veteran buys with pension funds, bonds, or insurance

Applications must be submitted before the tax due date; check with your city or county for more information.

Eligible surviving spouses may apply for benefits based on their spouse's service.

Annual recharge required.

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Vehicle Registration Fee Waiver

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Through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), veterans may qualify for waivers of registration and license fees if:

  • Is a qualified veteran with a disability under Federal Title 38, Part III, Chapter 39, or
  • You qualify and order custom Congressional Medal of Honor plaques, or
  • You qualify and apply for personalized ex-POW license plates.

Contact your local DMV for more information and a list of required documentation.

E-Z Pass for Disabled Veterans

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The New York State Thruway Authority offers free unlimited rides anywhere on the Thruway for certain qualified disabled veterans.

Must be eligible for Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) fee-exempt vehicle registration to qualify.

funeral allowance

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A supplemental burial allowance of up to $6,000 is authorized for certain service members killed in action or while on active duty in hostile or imminent danger locations after September 29, 2003.

Indigent Funeral Reimbursements

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New York State offers reimbursements of up to $2,000 to a Veterans Service Organization mandated by a county government to provide hospitalization services to an indigent veteran. Refunds are issued in accordance with Chapter 29 of the Laws of 2016.

Application link:

For more information about the benefits and services you may be eligible for as a veteran, service member, or family member of a veteran or service member, call the State of California Division of Veterans Services Helpline . 1888.838.7697 (VETSNYS), where you can also schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Counselors.

New York State Blind Annuity

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The Blind Annuity Program benefit is for legally blind New York State veterans or the surviving unmarried spouse of the blind veteran.

The program authorizes payment of annual fees of $1,395.36 ($116.28 per month) per surviving spouse/veteran.

The blindness does not need to be connected to the service.

If a veteran met all of the criteria for the blind annuity benefit but never received the benefit during his lifetime, that veteran's surviving unmarried spouse may still be eligible to receive the benefit.

Link to the application:

For help, contact the New York State Division of Veterans Services at 1-888-838-7697

New York State Gold Star Annuity

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The Gold Star Parent Annuity Benefit authorizes the payment of one annuity to each Gold Star parent of a deceased military member. There will be an annual increase at a rate equal to the percentage increase in benefits set by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Successful applicants for Gold Star membership dues must verify eligibility annually.

New York State Family Benefits

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Under New York's Paid Family Leave Law, workers receive 10 weeks of paid time off to bond with a newborn, adopted or adopted child; care of relatives with serious health problems; or to resolve issues related to the military deployment of a family member.

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Employment Benefits for New York Veterans

Public Service Credit Preference

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Ten point additional credit preference to original nomination for disabled veterans; five points for wartime service; and two and a half points for the rest of the veterans. Employment retention rights applicable to totally disabled veterans and spouses of veterans.

Immediate action is required if you are eligible for these additional credits for veterans.

You must complete the Online Veterans Credit Usage Questionnaire which is available through

Military Service Credit for Members of the State and Local Retirement System

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You may qualify for additional military retirement credit through the New York State and local retirement systems.

There are different sections of the law that allow credit for qualified military service. Once the Retirement System receives your application, it will determine which section you qualify for.

New York State Peddler License

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New York State Veterans with other dishonorable discharges are eligible to apply for a free lifetime Veterans Peddler's License, as long as the Veteran has served overseas.

This license provides veterans and surviving spouses with the right to sell and sell goods, merchandise, or merchandise, or solicit trade on the highways within a specified jurisdiction.

For specific information on obtaining a Veterans Peddler's License, contact your county clerk's office. Then, contact your local city, town or village registry office to determine if there are any applicable restrictions in the city, town or village.

New York Veterans Education Benefits

New York offers a wide range of educational benefits for resident veterans and their dependents.

State educational benefits can be used in conjunction with national educational benefits (DEA)

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Veterans Teaching Awards

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The Veterans Tuition Awards pay for full-time and part-time study for New York City veterans with honors in undergraduate or graduate vocational or training programs.

How to apply

For full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate study

  • Complete and submit the Veterans Tuition Award Application Form.
  • Be sure to print the Application Confirmation, sign it, and submit it, along with any required documentation, according to the instructions.
  • Also fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and TAP on the web app.

For Professional Training Program

  • Please confirm that your school is on the list of participating schools contained in the Duration section above. Ask your school's financial aid office to contact HESC at if they are not on the list.
  • Complete and submit the Veterans Tuition Award Application Form.
      • Be sure to print the Application Confirmation, sign it, and submit it, along with any required documentation, according to the instructions.

All entries must be completed by June 30 of the academic year for which an award is requested.

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The combined tuition benefits available to a student may not exceed actual tuition. Students attending post-secondary schools may be eligible to receive federal and state benefits. In addition, students whose “Maximum Percentage of Benefit Payable” under the Chapter 33 Program is less than 100% of tuition may also receive federal and state benefits.

New York State Regents Awards (for children)

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Provides up to $450 per year for students whose parents served in the US Armed Forces during specified periods of national emergency.

The veteran must reside in New York State or have resided in New York State at the time of death.

Applicant must be pursuing an approved degree at a college or university located in New York State.

Apply before June 30 of the academic year for which you are requesting payment.

Military Enhanced Recognition Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarship (also known as Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS))

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The MERIT Scholarship provides financial assistance to dependents of military personnel who died or became severely and permanently disabled as a result of their military service on or after August 2, 1990. National Guard service counts and you do not need to claim the injury or death. related.

The scholarship covers up to four years of undergraduate study, in some cases this can be extended to five years. Pay full tuition at any approved college, not to exceed SUNY tuition. It also pays a stipend for books, supplies, and transportation, and a housing allowance.


Students must:

  • Study at an approved post-secondary institution in New York State.
  • A high school graduate in the United States, or a high school equivalency diploma obtained by passing the Test of Secondary Completion Assessment (TASC), formally known as the GED, or by passing an approved "Ability to Benefit" test the federal government, as defined by the Commissioner of the State Department of Education.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student taking 12 or more credits per semester.
  • Be enrolled in an approved program of study.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Not be in default on any state or federal student loan or state premium payment.

prize amounts

MERIT provides funds to help cover the costs of attending college. The award covers up to four years of full-time undergraduate study (or five years in an approved five-year bachelor's program) and includes the following components:

  • Tuition: An amount equal to your actual tuition or the State University of New York (SUNY) in-state tuition, whichever is less.
  • Non-tuition costs: include room and board and allowances for books, supplies, and transportation up to the average cost at SUNY colleges.
  • Housing: A student who lives on campus will receive a higher room and board allowance than a student who commutes. If housing is not available for students on campus, they will receive the same allocation as students who live on campus.

Note: Students who choose to live off campus when housing is available will be paid the lowest transportation rate.

New York Veterans Recreation Benefits

Hunting Licenses and Permits for Disabled Veterans

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New York resident veterans with a disability rating of 40% or more can obtain low-cost hunting and fishing licenses.

  • $5 fishing, hunting or trapping license. If you buy one license, you get the other two free. For example, if a fishing license is purchased for $5, hunting and trapping licenses are free.
  • Free bow and muzzleloader hunting privileges (basic hunting license required)
  • Preference in the selection of the Deer Management License

How to get your free or reduced fee license

Documents/evidence required:

  • Annual Disability: Each year, you must provide a letter from the Veterans Administration (VA), dated for the current year, with your annual case number and percentage of disability.
  • Permanent Disability: If you are applying for permanent disability status, the VA letter must clearly state that your service-connected disability is "permanent."
  • For hunting licenses/privileges or trapping license: an appropriate hunter education program certificate or prior license/privilege.
  • Proof of New York State residency

Where/how to obtain your licenses/privileges:

  • For annual disability, you can obtain your license(s) from a licensing agent or through the online licensing system (link is from DEC website)
  • For permanent disability, you must provide proof one time at the location of the licensing agent. Once you are logged in, you can obtain your licenses/privileges: Online (link is from DEC website), by phone (1-866-933-2257, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m.) or at a licensing agent location.

State Park Admission for Veterans with Disabilities

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Veterans residing in New York with a disability of 40% or more are eligible for Lifetime Liberty Pass.

The pass allows free vehicle admission to state parks, day-use areas, historic sites, as well as multiple state boat launch sites, historic sites, arboretums, and park preserves; free golf at 28 State Park golf courses; Free pool admission at 36 State Park pools and discounted cabin and camping rentals at all 119 State Park and DEC campgrounds.


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