Politics with City & State: Resources for veterans

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City & State will publish a special issue on Wednesday dedicated to the challenges faced by New York’s veterans.

Here are some of the stories:

New York lawmakers reflect on transition from military to public service. 

Giving back: A Q&A with Gary Sinese

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Here are resources for veterans

To access the state Division of Veterans Affairs informational website: 

http://www.veterans.ny.gov/ 

To access the federal Veterans Affairs Department informational website: 

http://www.va.gov/ 

To access the Veterans Affairs Department website directory: 

http://www.va.gov/site_map.htm 

For a full list of Veterans Affairs Department contact phone numbers: 

http://bit.ly/VzYKpJ 

To learn about Veterans Affairs Department benefits: 

1-800-827-1000

To contact the national veterans crisis line: 

1-800-273-8255, press 1

To schedule an appointment with a New York State veterans counselor: 

http://on.ny.gov/1nWPMta 

1-888-838-7697

For general information about Veterans Affairs Department facilities: 

http://1.usa.gov/1x5bUZ4 

To learn about the Veterans Affairs Department’s healthcare benefits: 

1-877-222-8387

To find Veterans Affairs Department hospitals or health clinics: 

http://1.usa.gov/1pPR7o0 

For information about the Veterans Affairs Department’s free healthcare and prescriptions program: 

http://on.ny.gov/1mNcyaf 

For information about post-traumatic stress disorder triggers and symptoms: 

http://on.ny.gov/1pEqUx0 

To learn about applying for returning servicemembers medical benefits: 

http://1.usa.gov/VzZ089 

To learn about the Veterans Affairs Department’s Veterans Health Identification Card program: 

http://1.usa.gov/1jagfD1 

To find Veterans Affairs Department vet centers: 

http://1.usa.gov/TJuTK2 

To find Veterans Affairs Department veterans benefits offices: 

http://1.usa.gov/1r66g8t 

For information about the federal government’s veteran entrepreneur benefits: 

http://1.usa.gov/1lsf6FD 

To find Veterans Affairs Department regional loan centers: 

http://1.usa.gov/1m2xWaQ 

To find Veterans Affairs Department cemetery information: 

http://1.usa.gov/1iNaIXx 

For information about the state’s Homes for Veterans program: 

http://bit.ly/1k6bnxO 

To find Veterans Affairs Department informational forms and applications: 

http://1.usa.gov/1qr7b3f