Veteran Services Agency

Steven J. Massee, Director

5 Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3190
Fax: (845) 340-3194
Office Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon-Fri
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Email: smas@co.ulster.ny.us

Service Officer: Timothy Keating; tkea@co.ulster.ny.us
Transportation Coordinator: Dinah Neals; dnea@co.ulster.ny.us

The Ulster County Veteran Services Agency (UCVSA) provides support to County veterans and their families in obtaining medical, disability, pension and education benefits from the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) and the NYS Department of Veteran Affairs. The UCVSA also helps veterans with issues such as homelessness, burials, tax exemptions, employment, transportation and the FAVOR discount card program, and performs outreach to local communities and service organizations.

VA Services

To better understand the range of VA benefits, click on this link:
Guide to Federal Benefits for Veterans

The VA operates the medical facilities listed below in this area:

VA Outpatient/Primary Clinic
63 Hurley Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 331-8322
Stratton VA Medical Center
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 626-5000
 

Veteran Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

UCVSA Services

UCVSA Transportation Services: UCVSA provides transportation daily from Kingston to the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany for Ulster County veterans. Additional feeder routes will accommodate veterans in the Ellenville and Boiceville corridors at designated pick-up points and consolidate to the Kingston van schedule. Wheelchair-bound veterans may also request special transportation to the Albany VAMC or Kingston outpatient clinic. Reservations are required for all transportation. Call or email the Transportation Coordinator for reservations.

Ulster County Veteran's Cemetery: Ulster County, in partnership with the New Paltz Rural Cemetery, maintains a Veterans Cemetery at 81 Plains Road in New Paltz. A veteran and Ulster County resident is eligible for a burial and grave marker at no expense, upon request of next of kin. Click here for information on frequently asked questions about the Veteran Cemetery. Local funeral directors should be aware of the procedure to request a veteran plot, or you may contact the UCVSA for information.