VA Hudson Valley will be at the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency once a month between 10 am and 2 pm every second Wednesday (starting February) of the month to engage Veterans on matters about their Health Benefits at the VA. Veterans that need enrollment/registration can be registered on the spot. Veterans with grievances or issues that they need help with the VA will be assisted. Questions about The PACT Act the new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances, will be addressed. The Hudson Valley VA wants to be closer to our Veterans. (This is not for Veteran disability claims.) The Service officers at the Agency will still be helping Veterans and their families with claims. Bringing the VA Hudson Valley into the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency is to enhance the services provided at this time. Every Tuesday the Putnam County Dwyer Vet2Vet program has office hours at the Agency. The Dwyer Program promotes peer oriented programs for Veterans. Including Equus Effect: Horse Wisdom for Warriors. Dwyer is part of Guardian Revival who provides outdoor adventure programs, Service Dog Training and music programs for Veterans and First Responders.
Every Thursday the White Plains Vet Center has a licensed clinical Social Worker seeing Veterans from our community at the Agency saving them from traveling to White Plains for mental health issues. Assistance in our own back yard. Every Friday the NYS Division of Veterans Services has a Veteran Service Officer who has office hours at the Agency. This VSO augments the work done by Putnam