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Originated in 1926, The Erie County Veterans Service Agency was the first of its kind in the State of New York.  Due to the increased demand for such services, and accelerated by World War II, the Agency became a part of the county government on January 1, 1945.  Since that time, this office has provided service to many thousands of Erie County veterans and their dependents.

The Erie County Veterans Service Agency is mandated by New York State Executive Law, Section 357. The directive of this office is to provide quality service, advocacy, and guidance in a timely manner for Erie County veterans and their families. The office works with clients to assist them in applying for earned benefits.

To inform veterans, current service members, and their families of the many federal, state, and local benefits that they may be eligible for. Through community involvement, the office will remain a strong force in Erie County by working collaboratively with local veteran organizations and the veteran community to foster relationships and increase awareness with veterans and their families.