Frank McClement, Director – Email

Paul Mosseau, Veterans Service Officer

Contact Information:

Office Phone: (518) 884-4115

Fax: (518) 884-4290

Email: veterans@saratogacountyny.gov

After Hours Van Cancellations:
(518) 742-0863

Office Location:   152 West High Street Suite 201                                                                                              Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020

Hours: Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

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Mission Statement 

“The Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency assists Veterans and their families with securing earned benefits and services through quality customer service and advocacy.”

Saratoga County is home approximately 17,000 Veterans and their families.   The Agency is staffed by Accredited Service Officers to assist in filing claims for Federal VA benefits which include:

  • Disability Compensation
  • Pension
  • Health Care
  • Education and Training
  • Home Loan
  • Burial and Memorial
  • Dependents and Survivors

Agency staff also provides additional services to include:

  • Transition Assistance
  • Homeless Outreach – Housing Assistance
  • Van Transportation to Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany
  • Military Records and Medals Requests
  • Outside agency connections and referrals
  • Employment connections and referrals to resources

Saratoga County has honored over 300 Veterans at the monthly Honor Deceased Veterans Ceremony.  The ceremony has become a tradition here at Saratoga County, and includes participation from elected officials at all levels of government, as well as local Veterans organizations and supporters.

In 2010, the Saratoga County Veterans Trust Fund was established to accept donations and make disbursements to Saratoga County Veterans and Veteran’s organizations in need of assistance.  The Fund provides grants to Saratoga County Veterans or their families for training, education, health care, housing assistance and essential services and for the benefit of groups, organizations, programs, and projects dedicated to the welfare and support of the Saratoga County Veterans. Donations to the Fund are tax deductible, and all funds stay local.

In 2013, the Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency was one of four counties selected to participate in the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program for Veterans. The Saratoga Veterans Peer to Peer Program provides an opportunity for local Veterans who have reintegrated to civilian life to assist fellow Veterans who may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other re-acclimation challenges. Personalized and informal, these pairings yield relationships intended to ease the transition from military to civilian life.  www.veteranspeertopeer.org

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