The Southampton Town Veterans Service Officer can assist Veterans or their dependents to determine qualifications for any Veterans Affairs benefits and to identify and assist with the preparation and submission of applications for available benefits including:
Veterans are entitled to a free beach parking permit.
Contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 631-728-8585. Veterans - need to show a copy of Driver’s License, DD214 or vet status for proof of eligibility. MUST be purchased in Hamptons Bays at Parks and Recreation Office, 6 Newtown Road, Hampton Bays.
Veterans are entitled to tax exemptions.
Contact the Assessor’s Office at 631-283-6020
Honor Flight Long Island
WWII Veterans who have not seen their WWII Memorial in Washington DC are eligible for a free round-trip flight to Washington through Honor Flight Long Island, a non-profit which has already flown over 1000 WWII Vets. Call 631-702-2423 for details and an application. Or visit www.honorflightlongisland.org
The East End Veterans Court:
Veterans arrested on non-violent charges must plead guilty to the crime then sign a contract outlining their responsibility to the program and the consequences for failing to follow them. The goal is rehabilitation not punishment. Southampton Town Justice Andrea-Harum-Schiavoni presides. The program is under the umbrella of the Suffolk County Unified Court System.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
The VA developed the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Supportive services grants have been awarded to selected private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that will assist very low-income Veteran families who are homeless or in imminent threat of being homeless by providing assistance in achieving self-sufficiency, long term housing stability and improved quality of life.
Assistance provided can include:
Please contact these Long Island organizations below for help