An accredited Suffolk County Veterans Service Officer able to assist Southampton Town veterans and their dependents in accessing veterans’ benefits is now available locally thanks to a collaboration between Suffolk County and Southampton Town.
Sheana Morris, a U.S. Army veteran and a Suffolk County employee, will be in the Southampton Town Clerk’s Annex in the Hampton Bays Community Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue on Thursdays between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. She will assist with questions about and applications for pensions, compensation, tax exemptions, counseling, and aid and attendance — a reimbursement program that helps reduce home health costs.
Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins are accepted if no other appointments have been scheduled. To make an appointment, call 723-3054 or 853 VETS.
For a complete list of Veteran’s benefits available through the Hauppauge offices such as filing DD-214 discharge papers and separation papers; assisting with appeals; community affairs-memorial services, dedications, ceremonies etc.; assisting Veteran Service Organizations; and referrals to other County, State & Federal agencies, visit suffolkcountyny.gov/veterans/benefits.