Message for Wartime Veterans and Members of the Armed Forces

For generations, men and women across New York State have served in the Armed Forces and Reserves to protect the rights and freedom of all New Yorkers. New York State is proud to offer benefits to qualified Wartime Veterans and Disabled Veterans who would like to build or further a public service career with New York State or a local government in New York State. These benefits can include:

Current New York State and local government employees and other candidates who are members of the Armed Forces, including the Reserve Armed Forces and National Guard, may be entitled to receive:

The New York State Department of Civil Service administers the 55-c Program provides career opportunities for qualified disabled veterans outside of the competitive examination process.

To learn more about opportunities in public service with New York State or local governments in New York State, please visit our Job Seekers section.