We are infinitely proud of what we have to offer to our Veterans and their families at the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency. We are persistently trying to expand access to a myriad of services. In recent years we have expanded to have a psychologist from the Vet Center of Danbury meet with Veterans on a weekly basis at the Agency office. Monthly the VA Hudson Valley Outreach Coordinator is in the office to offer on-the-spot registration for VA health care, appointment scheduling and to answer questions regarding the VA. We are now proud to welcome the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) to our office each month.
The Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will be providing free civil legal services to those who have served under the auspices of their “Veterans and Military Families Advocacy Project” In LSHV’s own words “They served their country-they deserve equal access to justice at home”. The passion for justice they have will protect Veterans and their family’s right to the basic necessities of life as guaranteed by law. There are a host of areas that they will offer civil legal representation in: housing, consumer affairs, Social Securities and SSI Disabilities claims, elder law, domestic violence and public benefits. Unique for Veterans and service members they offer assistance with Veteran Benefits appeals, military discharge upgrades, and military record corrections. LSHV will be at the Veterans Service Agency on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The more services that we can have in a single office provides the Veteran and the Veterans family with a one stop shopping venue. Again we welcome LSHV to our family.