Veterans Services

Veterans Services

Welcome to the Town of Hamlin’s Veterans Services Page. This page will serve to publicize programs and services offered the Town of Hamlin, Monroe County and New York State to benefit veterans of the United States Military.

Town of Hamlin Services Offered

  • Veterans Exemptions – Contact the Assessor’s Office at 964-8748 for more information and to find out if you qualify for a Veterans property tax exemption.
  • Hamlin’s Heroes – Contact the Town Supervisor at 964-8981 for information on the Hamlin Heroes Wall and Resolution of Appreciation for those who have served abroad.
  • Veterans Discount Card Program – Offered by Monroe County and described below, Contact the Town Supervisor at 964-8981 for information.

Honor Flight Rochester
“We fly our heroes to Washington, DC to visit and reflect together at their memorials.”

Hamlin VFW Post 6703

VFW – Criteria to join: Combat in a foreign war, still active or honorably discharged.
Contact: Post Commander Roger Lasch – 585-766-3210
$26.00 membership fee($39)
Annual fee $26.00

AVA – Those Eligible would be anyone who has served in the military and has been honorably discharged or still on active duty.
Contact: Commander Eric Peters – 585-729-4641
Membership free for first year
Annual fee $25.00

VFW Auxiliary – Membership is open to relatives of men or women who served in the armed forces in a war zone or have special medals for their service.  Eligible for membership are husbands, wives, widows, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers, sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, brothers and sisters over the age of 16.  Applicants must show proof of service and have an honorable discharge.  A copy of the veterans DD214 or honorable discharge papers and a relationship to the veteran.  Membership the first year is free.  There is also the option of annual membership or life-membership. Contact:  Shirley Campbell – 585-797-9386
$25.00 membership fee
Annual fee $20.00

Social member – anyone may join to be a social member.
$25 per person or $25 per couple. See the bartender on duty for an application.

American Veterans Auxiliary – Membership is open to all relatives of active duty or honorably discharged men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States of America whether in peace or at war. Applicants must show proof of discharge (DD214) and relationship of veteran. Minimum age for membership is 17.
Contact: Reenie David (President) – 585-469-3176
Annual membership is $25.00.

Hours:

Wednesday: 3:00pm – Till
Thursday: 3:00pm – Till
Fridays: 3:00pm – Till
Keep an eye on our Facebook pages for earlier openings!

Saturdays and Sundays: available to book for parties
To Book for parties, call (Patti) 585-732-5279

COVID19 Military Support
https://covid19militarysupport.org/

Housing Assistance for Vets
https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/veteran-housing-assistance-with-apartments/

Best Jobs for Servicemen
https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/best-jobs-returning-service-members

Monroe County Services Offered

Monroe County Clerk
Phone: 585 753-1600
Fax: 585 753-1624

  • Veterans Discount Card Program
    The Monroe County Veterans Discount Card Program is an initiative between Monroe County, the Veterans Outreach Center and local merchants to provide discounted products and services to area Veterans who present the Discount Card. Honorably discharged Veterans may obtain the card by visiting the Monroe County Clerk’s Office at 39 West Main Street with their Discharge papers (DD-214). A photo will be taken of the Veteran for their card and the card will be printed while you wait. There is no cost to obtain a Veterans Discount Card.Currently there are close to 100 area merchants participating in the program and over 1,500 Veterans Discount Cards have been issued since the program began in November 2011.This is only one small way that Monroe County can demonstrate its appreciation to our local Veterans.
  • Military Discharges
    An honorably discharged Veteran of the United States Armed Forces is entitled to record their Discharge Certificate (DD-214) with the County Clerk’s Office where they reside under New York State Military Law §250.Veterans can record their DD-214 with the Monroe County Clerk’s Office by bringing the original DD-214 into our office. Your DD-214 will be returned to you immediately and there is no cost to record the document. The document will be kept sealed from the public for your privacy.Once recorded in the County Clerk’s Office, a certified copy of a DD-214 is available at any time to the Veteran. A certified copy of a Discharge is legally accepted as the original document. Many times a DD-214 is required to prove military service, establish entitlement of benefits or obtain certain discounts. Should the original DD-214 ever be misplaced or damaged, a copy may be obtained from our office. There is no charge to obtain a certified copy of your DD-214.

Monroe County Links

New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs