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Assemblyman Santabarbara: New Mobile App Helps Connect Veterans with Services, Benefits

Veterans in New York State and their families can now use a free mobile app to access valuable services and programs, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, said.

The New York State Veterans App connects users with information about federal and state veterans’ benefits, programs and services in the areas of healthcare, housing, employment, education and filing claims for veterans’ benefits with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

The mobile app can be used on iOS as well as Android devices.

“As a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, I’m proud to now serve our veterans as a member of the Assembly’s Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. At our latest hearing, the issue of better connecting our veterans with the best services and helping them find what they need was a main topic of conversation,” Assemblyman Santabarbara said. “By utilizing the latest 21st Century technology, this app connects veterans with the appropriate state and local agencies and is another tool to help address a major area of concern. I encourage veterans in the 111th Assembly District and across New York State and their families to take advantage of this very helpful new technology.

“As always, veterans can also call my office at 382-2941 and I will gladly help connect them with this resource or help them find the services and benefits that are out there.”

Using the app’s “Near Me” feature, anyone located anywhere in New York can quickly find out the address and contact information for the nearest New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs field office and County Veterans Service Agency office.

The app, developed by the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs, also notifies users on the latest updates regarding state and federal programs that affect veterans and their families.

To access the New York State Veterans App using an iOS device, click here.

Click here to download the app for an Android device.

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