Lewis County
Departments

Veterans Service Agency

    Derek M.Davey, Director

    Stephen A. Kilionski, Veterans Service Officer


Lewis County Court House
Lowville, NY 13367
315-376-5316 and 377-2065
315-376-4917
Description:

The mission of the Lewis County Veterans Service Agency (LCVSA) is to provide information and help Veterans, Family Members, and Active Military members obtain assistance and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The LCVSA is open 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. There are no fees for LCVSA services and all matters are strictly confidential. LCVSA is located on the first floor of the Lewis County Court House, 7660 North State Street, Lowville, NY. Appointments are not necessary but recommended as specific documents and information may be required.

Most local decisions regarding VA benefits are made at Buffalo Regional Office (VARO). That office supports a 31 county region surrounding Buffalo, New York. If you move to a new area, you should request your file be moved to the corresponding RO.

Service-connected disability ratings are not always permanent. If the condition worsens, a rating increase can be requested. The LCVSA will apply for this upon notice.

Many veterans are eligible for health care from VA. To apply, contact VSA for application form and assistance. Veterans may pay a co-pay if treated by VA.

 

AVAILABLE SERVICES AND BENEFITS

 

The LCVSA will help complete forms and application packets. We monitor the status of the claim and submit additional information/documents as required. We act as the claimant's representative when dealing with VA. Some of the available services include:

  • Develop and file claims to VA for Service-Connected Disabilities, Disability Pension, Death Pension, Medical and Dental Treatment, Clothing and Automobile Allowances and other benefits.

 

  • Work with VA clinic and VA Medical Center staff to verify enrollment, maintain prescriptions, and assist in appointment problems.

 

  • In cooperation with the Office of the County Clerk, Military Reports of Separation are recorded for preservation purposes. Also, when an individual requires certified copies, they are obtained at no-cost

 

  • Provide veteran and widow homeowners with property tax exemption applications and eligibility criteria.

 

  • Obtain legal documents (Divorce Decrees, Death Certificates, etc) needed to support a claim.

 

  • VSA will assist in applying for New York State benefits including reduced cost Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Park Passes, Military Awards, Blind Annuity and Civil Service Credits.

 

  • Obtain Department of Veterans Affairs Burial Allowances and Grave Markers.

 

  • Obtain Awards and Decorations at the request of the veteran or survivors.

 

  • Apply for Home Loan Guarantee Certificates for individuals buying a home.

 

  • Assist in research of military records. 

 

 

 

 

 

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