Westchester County Veterans Service Agency Opens

WHITE PLAINS – In order to best serve the population who have risked their lives to protect us, County Executive George Latimer proudly opened a new County Veterans Service Agency office last Wednesday in White Plains. Located at 10 County Center Road, the office is now open and ready to provide counsel, support and be a resource for the County’s veteran population.

Latimer said, “The Westchester heroes who will be served by this new central office location deserve the best we can offer for them. A new facility, coupled with the VSA’s hardworking staff, allows us to better provide for and take care of our County’s veterans.”

The Westchester County Veterans Service Agency works year-round to ensure that veterans and their dependents receive the maximum benefits from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies at all levels of government.

Veterans Service Agency Director Ron Tocci said, “My fellow veterans need a County government they can trust will work hard on their behalf. It is the least we can do – and something we put all of our efforts toward each day. I am proud of this department and thank the County Executive for understanding our needs.”

There are approximately 50,000 veterans in Westchester County representing all periods of conflict, up to and including the current conflict in the Middle East.

As advocates for veterans and their families, Westchester County counselors work closely with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal, state, local, and private agencies to provide optimal service at the local level. Services include free accredited representation, securing military and personal records, obtaining medals and awards and assistance with veterans’ real property tax exemption filing and veterans medical ID card enrollment.

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