The city of Buffalo has a great amount of pride in the people that live there, but especially in the city’s inhabitants who have dedicated their life and time to serving in the United States Military. For the time and sacrifices they have given, Buffalo offers a number of unique benefits and services to those individuals in the form of housing, health care and more.
The hub of all veterans’ health care benefits across the nation comes from VA medical centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For veterans in the Buffalo area, the center they should turn to is the VA Western New York Healthcare System, or more specifically, the Buffalo VA Medical Center.
The Buffalo VA Medical Center provides services to veterans in the area, no matter the branch served or time devoted. They offer a number of different services, including audiology and speech pathology, cancer care, dentistry, eye and vision care, and more. For older veterans, the Buffalo VA Medical Center can also help with home based primary care, a community living center, and hospice and palliative care.
The Buffalo VA Medical Center is located at 3495 Bailey Avenue or can be reached at 716-834-9200.
Homelessness is something that many veterans struggle with all over the country. In the city of Buffalo, the VA Western New York Healthcare System and the Buffalo Regional Benefit Office are both working to not only reduce the number of veterans without a home, but also to help eligible veterans receive home loans to purchase, keep, or maintain a permanent residence.
For veterans looking to purchase their own home, they may qualify to receive a number of housing benefits from the VA. Those housing benefits may come in the following forms:
Purchase Loans: With VA-backed purchase loans, veterans who need assistance securing a loan to buy their own home can receive a partial guarantee from the VA.
Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan: If you already have a home loan but you are struggling to meet the demands of the repayment process, the VA can help you to refinance that loan to become more manageable.
Adapted Housing Grant: For veterans that have been injured or otherwise disabled, they can receive an Adapted Housing Grant that allows them to make the necessary modifications to their home.
The benefits available to veterans in the Buffalo area do not stop at health care and housing. With the assistance of the Buffalo Regional Benefit Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, local veterans can also receive additional attention and care in education and training, life insurance, pension, employment, and more.
If you are looking for employment, the Veteran Employment Resources can provide you with the tools to understand how to conquer the job market and put your best face forward to secure the perfect job for you. The Buffalo Regional Benefit Office is also one of four centers that specializes in education and training benefits.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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