Michael Middaugh
Director of Veterans Services

[email protected]


1062 State Route 38, Room 1145
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:

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The Veterans' Service Agency provides assistance, information, and representation to any veteran and/or their dependents in obtaining federal and state benefits which may be available to them. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00, excluding holidays.


The Agency can offer assistance filing claims and making referrals for the following:

  • Exposure to Ionization Radiation / Agent Orange
  • Persian Gulf Hazards
  • Medical Treatment for Women Veterans
  • Service-Connected Disability
  • Non-Service Connected Pension
  • Educational Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Medical and Dental Benefits
  • Employment Rights
  • Home Loan Guaranty
  • Insurance
  • Civil Service Credits
  • Chemical Dependency Treatment
  • Veterans Status for Merchant Marines

Assistance in applying for the following NYS benefits:

  • State Veterans Home Placement
  • Blind Annuity
  • Real Property Tax Exemption
  • Reduced Fee Hunting/Fishing Licenses
  • Free NYS Park Access Passes

In depth counseling and follow-up service on all claims for benefits is available to all veterans and their dependents/survivors.

Burial Benefits

  • U.S. Flag
  • Headstone or Marker
  • Burial/Plot Allowance

Survivor’s Benefits

  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
  • Pension
  • Champus/Champva
  • VA Insurance Claims

Verification Reports

Replacement of Lost Discharge Documents

Application for Medals (NYS & Federal)

Tioga Co. War Medal

Assistance in upgrading or correction of military discharges