VET’S TELEPHONE HOTLINE Telephone number: 631-224-VETS
MILITARY/VETERANS CRISIS LINE: 1-800-273-8255
Confidential chat at MilitaryCrisisLine.net, or text: 838255
Click HERE to view Councilman Cochrane’s Office New Edition of Islip’s “Journals of War Veterans” form.
SUFFOLK COUNTY MARATHON VETERANS GRANT PROGRAM
All 501 (c)(3) or 501(c)(19) organizations that offer services for veterans/active military and military families are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by a certified 501 (c)(3) or 501(c)(19) community organization that is registered and in good standing with the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency unless otherwise exempt from the requirements of Suffolk County Local Law 5-2011.
For information on the application process, guidelines, instructions and the application, click HERE.
TOWN OF ISLIP AIRPORT
“HOMETOWN HERO” WELCOME HOME PROGRAM
Arriving at Long Island MacArthur Airport, Ronkonkoma, New York
The Welcome Home with a Town of Islip Official will be afforded to every serviceperson ending their deployment and any wounded serviceperson.
The Welcome Home without a Town of Islip Official will be afforded to every serviceperson who is on leave, liberty or has finished basic training.
MSB 18 Minesweeper
EMPLOYERS HIRING VETERANS
Click here to view the Employers Hiring Veterans list.
• Chase Bank- all local branches
• New York Life
• Options for Community Living
Walmart offers skills translators to assist Veterans in obtaining employment. The Walmart skills translator is available on Walmart’s “careers with a mission” website www.walmartcareerswithamission.com, which also includes openings at the company and advice for Veterans on how to land a job. The following, according to Walmart executives, is how military skills can translate into the retail industry:
TOWN OF ISLIP ASSESSORS OFFICE
VETERANS REAL PROPERTY EXEMPTION
For any Town of Islip homeowner that has not filed a Veteran’s Real Property Tax Exemption application, the deadline is March 1st. This applies to a Veteran or un-remarried spouse of a deceased Veteran. Please contact the Town of Islip Assessor’s Office at 631 224-5585 for additional information.
TOWN OF ISLIP PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
OFFERS TO TOWN OF ISLIP VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS REDUCED FEES FOR NEW BUILDING PERMITS, INCLUDING FILING FEES AND RENEWAL FEES AND LOWER FEES FOR ALL NEW CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE
REQUIREMENTS: The Town of Islip Veterans Organizations must legally own the building the organization is seeking to renovate or improve, must provide a completed permit fee reduction application and a list of all currently active organizations members 75% of whom must be Veterans currently residing in the Town of Islip.
Contact Town of Islip Planning and Development for application and further information: 631-224-5470
REDUCTION- All new building permit fees, including filing fees and renewal fees, to be reduced by fifty(50%) percent and all new Certificate of Compliance fees reduced by fifty percent (50%) to a base fee of $375.00 plus $0.45 per square foot with a cap of $1,000.00 maximum.
TOWN OF ISLIP SENIOR CITIZENS DEPARTMENT
VETERANS 60 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER
Town of Islip issues, free of charge, a Town of Islip Senior Citizen Card for Town of Islip residents 60 years of age and older- must apply at 401 Main Street, Islip, New York and avail yourself to all the Town of Islip Senior Citizen’s programs.
TOWN OF ISLIP VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS, CHAPTERS AND POSTS
TOWN OF ISLIP VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATION (VSO): The mission of the Town of Islip Veterans Service Organization (VSO) is to help unite the efforts of the Islip Town veterans, service members and family support organizations and to provide support, advocacy and mentoring to veterans, service members and their families. For more information contact Vet’s Hotline telephone number at 631-224-VETS.
Outside Services For Veterans Assistance
Northport V.A. Medical Center
79 Middleville Road Northport, NY 11768
Telephone (631) 261-4400
LIJ/Northwell/Northport V.A. Medical Center United Behavior Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families
Important VA Information and Services for Veterans
Please visit www.va.gov and search the below listed categories for important information and services available to veterans.
Veterans Posts in the Town of Islip
Veteran Information for Retirees and Active Service Members
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