Operation Recognition allows certain veterans to earn high school diplomas if they left school without graduating.There is also a Veterans Tuition Award for eligible veterans for undergraduate or graduate degree
institutions and approved vocational training in New York. For more information on this program call 1-888-697-4372.
305 of the NYS Education Law created Operation Recognition to recognize the dedication and sacrifice of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam
veterans who left school before graduation by awarding them a high school diploma. For more information on this program
There is also a Military Service Recognition Scholarships that provides financial aid to veterans, children, spouses,
and financial dependents of members of the US Armed Forces who while NYS residents, died or became severely and permanently
disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities. For more on this program you can call 1-888-697-4372.
Children of deceased and disabled veterans there is a Regents Award which can give up to $450 per year to students who served
during certain time periods of national emergency. Fore more information call 1-888-697-4372.For blind veterans
and surviving unmarried spouses of a blind veteran there is a Blind Annuity Program. This program authorizes an
annuity payment of $1,173.84 per veteran. For eligibility requirments and more information call 1-888-838-7697.
There is also a mortgage program for NY veterans called the Homes for Veterans Program. This program offers fixed-rate
mortgages with interest rates 0.5% below the already low interest rates charged on SONYMA mortgages with closing cost assistance. For
more information about eligibility and how to apply call 1-800-382-4663.
A Gold Star Parent Annuity of up to $500
per Gold Star parent of a deceased veteran. For more information on eligibility call 1-888-838-7697.
Veterans' Property Tax Exemption provides a partial exemption on real property taxes to veterans’ of defined periods
of war, veterans who received expeditionary medals or certain family members, as allowed by law.
There are three levels
of benefits, depending on whether the veteran served in combat and/or was disabled. Exemptions are also subject to dollar
limitations, pursuant to state and local law. For information call 1-888-838-7697.
NY also has a Supplemental
Burial Allowance of up to $6,000 is authorized for certain military personnel killed in combat or while on active duty in
hostile/imminent danger locations on or after September 29, 2003. More info call 1-888-838-7697.
There is the
Governor's Programs to Hire Persons/Veterans with Disabilities consist of two specialized programs. These programs are coordinated
efforts to place individuals with disabilities in entry-level State jobs. No initial written or oral examinations are required
for appointment. You must however, submit a formal application and a medical evaluation may be necessary for program certification.
For more on this program call 1-518-233-3118.