Veterans Services


The men and women of our armed forces have proudly served our country, making a tremendous contribution to American society. The Town of Hempstead has a Veterans Benefits Counselor on staff to assist veterans and their families file claims for veterans' benefits. In addition, the town offers veterans generous discounts at most town park facilities and on recreational programs. Furthermore, the town participates in a real property tax exemption program and offers free pet adoptions for veterans who wish to adopt a companion from the town's Animal Shelter.

Your town government is dedicated to helping veterans in any possible way. Please visit the Veterans Information Office or call 516-812-3506 should you have any questions concerning your benefit eligibility. Read more about veterans benefits available to senior citizens at the Senior Veterans Service Alliance website.

Services Provided

The services provided by the Town of Hempstead include:

  • Aid and Attendance Claims and Information
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Claims Assistance and Information
  • Dependents Education Assistance
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Non-Service Connected Pension
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Service-Connected Compensation
  • Survivor and Widow/Widower Benefits
  • Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
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