Supporting Our Local Heroes
A Veterans Resource Guide Provided by Assemblyman Michael Montesano
The NYS Assembly is dedicated to supporting the brave men and women who have honorably served our country. In order to show our appreciation for their sacrifices, we offer many services, programs and legislation to benefit the veterans of our great state.

Interested veterans can find important phone numbers and information below:

Definitive Guide to GI Bill Benefits and Eligibility

Mental Health Association of Nassau County
16 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center
Long Island Jewish Hospital
480 Old Westbury Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Family & Children's Association
180 Broadway
Hicksville, NY 11801

NYS Department of Labor
303 West Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801

Veteran Tuition Awards
These awards may be granted to full-time and part-time eligible veterans who are matriculated at an undergraduate or graduate institution or in an applicable vocational program in New York State.

GI Bill Programs
Educational programs and scholarships, ranging from the reserve educational assistance program to the veterans retraining program, can be found on this vast list of federally supported educational resources for eligible veterans.

Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001. A specific component, the Yellow Ribbon Program, is available for degree-granting institutions in the U.S. or at an eligible branch for those residing outside the U.S. The program enables approved institutions of higher learning and the VA to partially or fully fund tuition & fees that exceed the already established thresholds of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

NYS Division of Veterans' Affairs

Nassau County Veterans Service Agency
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Bldg Q
East Meadow, NY 11554

Interfaith Nutrition Network
211 Fulton Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550
The INN offers services to veterans, such as housing, emergency shelter, soup kitchens, support services and long-term residence.

United Veterans Beacon House
1715 Union Boulevard
Bay Shore, NY 11706
The Beacon House offers temporary and permanent residence to U.S. military veterans for men, women & women with children.

The Aid & Attendance Benefit
At the state and federal levels, our government recognizes the steep costs affiliated with long-term, at- home or nursing home care. In an effort to ease financial burdens, there is a benefit to assist eligible wartime veterans and their families with costly day-to-day living expenses. In the event of sudden disability, veterans and their family members should consider this valuable benefit.

To find out if you or a loved one is eligible for any of these important services or to schedule an appointment with a Veterans Benefits Advisor, please call the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs Help Line at 1-888-838-7697 (VETSNYS).

Nassau County:

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America
Nassau County American Legion

Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.

Vietnam Veterans of America:
#82 Nassau County Chapter

Local Posts:

VFW William M. Gouse Jr. 3211 Post
American Legion Post 421

VFW Post 6394

Locust Valley
American Legion Post 962

American Legion Post 86 516-822-1331

Oyster Bay
American Legion Post 4
American Legion Post 175

Transportation at the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, Bldg Q
East Meadow, NY 11554
For transportation, you must call two weeks in advance. This agency provides transportation to Northport VA, the Valley Stream VA clinic, and the Veterans Center in Hicksville.

  • Healthcare Benefits......1-800-222-8387
  • Veterans Crisis Line......1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
  • National Suicide Prevention......1-800-273-TALK
  • Department of Social Services......(516) 227-8519
    *After office hours: (516) 573-8626
  • Long Island Crisis Counseling & Referral Center Hotline......(516) 679-1111
  • Safe Center Long Island......(516) 542-0404
  • Nassau University Medical Center......(516) 572-0123
  • LI Coalition for the Homeless......(631) 464-4314

For questions on this or any other state matter, contact Assemblyman Michael Montesano at:
111 Levittown Parkway • Hicksville, NY 11801
516-937-3571 •