Veteran's Office

About Veterans Services

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Important Information

Cortland County Veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam beginning January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975 and have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, lung cancer, or any respiratory cancers, should contact the Cortland County Veterans Office immediately for the purpose of filing a claim for service-connected disability compensation with the Veterans Administration.

Surviving spouses of veterans that have died from any of these conditions or complications resulting from any of these conditions may also be entitled to VA benefits.


The Disabled American Veterans Van Services have changed their scheduling procedures. Those requiring transportation to Tompkins / Cortland County VA Outpatient Clinic should contact the DAV Cortland office at 607-591-7388. Those that require transportation to the VA Hospital in Syracuse should call 607-591-7425 at least 72 hours prior to their appointment.

Tompkins / Cortland County VA Regional Outpatient Clinic

The current waiting time for newly registered veterans scheduling their initial appointment is approximately 14 days.

Important Telephone Numbers

Service Phone Number
Buffalo VA Regional Office 800-827-1000
TELCARE 888-838-7890
VA Education Benefits 888-442-4551
VA Home Loan Eligibility Center 888-244-6711
Tompkins / Cortland County VA Regional Outpatient Clinic 607-347-4101