Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara Announces New Dedicated Veterans' Services Benefit Advisors through Department of Veterans' Services

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that the New York State Department of Veterans' Services now has available Veterans' Services Benefit Advisors who are prepared to offer essential support to veterans in completing applications, acquiring necessary documentation, and filing claims for veterans' benefits. This initiative aims to ensure that veterans receive the assistance they deserve and are fully aware of the benefits and resources available to them. Assemblyman Santabarbara, long-standing member of the New York State Assembly’s Committee on Veterans Affairs and veteran of the United States Army Reserve, co-sponsored the bill to elevate the state Division of Veterans’ Services to a department-level agency with a commissioner (A.9006-C) that was included in the 2022 state budget.

Recognizing the sacrifices made by our veterans, Assemblyman Santabarbara, long-standing member of the New York State Assembly’s Veterans Affairs Committee, has been a committed advocate for their well-being. With the introduction of the Veterans' Services Benefit Advisors program, his commitment to supporting New York State's veterans remains steadfast.

The Veterans' Services Benefit Advisors are highly trained professionals who possess extensive knowledge of veterans' benefits and the intricacies of the application process. They are equipped to guide veterans through the various programs and services available, including but not limited to healthcare benefits, education and training, employment support, and housing assistance. By connecting veterans with the appropriate resources, the advisors ensure that they receive the benefits and support they are entitled to.

To schedule an appointment with a Veterans' Services Benefit Advisor, veterans are encouraged to visit the official website of the New York State Department of Veterans' Services at The online scheduling system allows veterans to conveniently book appointments at their preferred location and time.

“All veterans in need of assistance should take advantage of this invaluable service,” said Assemblyman Santabarbara. “Veterans can now reach out to the Veterans' Services Benefit Advisors to discuss their specific needs, gather the necessary documentation, and navigate the complexities of the application process. By doing so, veterans can enhance their access to benefits and ensure that their contributions to our nation are recognized and honored.”