John Holton, Sr.

Michael Middaugh
Veterans Service Officer


Location & Phone

1062 State Route 38, Room 1145
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:

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Our office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8AM to 4PM and on Wednesday from 8AM to 7PM.

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.


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