Veterans' Affairs, Division of

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Agency Web Site: http://veterans.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The core mission of the Division of Veterans’ Affairs is to link veterans, members of the armed forces, and their families and dependents, to various personal, medical, and financial benefits available to them as the result of active duty military service. The Division’s professional counseling staff prepares, presents and prosecutes claims including applications for monthly compensation and pension awards, education benefits, burial benefits, vocational rehabilitation training, health care, nursing home care, tax exemptions and other services.

Budget Highlights

The Executive Budget recommends $17.6 million for the Division. While this funding amount is not a change from the prior year, it reflects the net impact of elimination of legislative adds and funding for a disparity study.

In 2014-15, the Division will conduct a disparity study to examine the equity in contracting for service-disabled veteran small business owners. In addition, the Division will convene a Veterans and Military Families Summit to identify key policy areas of need and the ways in which New York State can better serve those who have served our nation so well. The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 98 FTEs for the Division, unchanged from 2013-14.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
2013-14
Appropriations
Recommended
2014-15
Change From
2013-14
Reappropriations
Recommended
2014-15
State Operations 8,225,000 8,475,000 250,000 5,227,000
Aid To Localities 9,356,000 9,106,000 (250,000) 3,798,000
Total 17,581,000 17,581,000 0 9,025,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program 2013-14
Estimated FTEs
03/31/14
2014-15
Estimated FTEs
03/31/15
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 3 3 0
Veterans Counseling Services
General Fund 87 87 0
Veterans Education
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 8 8 0
Total 98 98 0

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014

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