Healthcare Benefits


Disability Compensation
Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free. You may be eligible for disability compensation if you have a service-related disability and you were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions. The amount of basic benefit paid ranges, depending upon how disabled you are.

Insurance Benefits
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) is low-cost term life insurance for servicemembers and reservists. Coverage of up to $400,000 begins when you enter the service.  Generally, it expires 120 days after you leave the service. Traumatic SGLI is automatically included in SGLI and provides for payment up to $100,000 for servicemembers who lose limbs or incur other serious injuries. Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) is renewable term life insurance for veterans who want to convert their SGLI up to an amount not to exceed the coverage you had when you separated from service. You must apply within one year and 120 days from separation.

VA Hospital & Outpatient Clinics
VA provides a number of health care services locally, through the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center and through outpatient clinics located in Schenectady, Clifton Park, and Troy.
Services available include: primary care; specialized services (such as cardiac catheterization, cardiac rehabilitation, radiation oncology, hospice care, post-traumatic stress disorder, nursing home, and respite care); services specific to women veterans (such as gynecology, bone density screening, and onsite mammography); laboratory and radiology services; and diagnostic laboratory medicine and radiology (including CT and MRI).

Albany Stratton VA Medical Center
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Toll Free: 1-800-223-4810

VA Outpatient Clinic Capital Region Locations:
Schenectady Outpatient Clinic
1322 Gerling Street (Sheridan Plaza)
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 346-3334

Clifton Park Outpatient Clinic
1673 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065
(518) 383-8506

Troy Outpatient Clinic
295 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-7707





William H. Frank, Jr.

797 Broadway
Schenectady, New York 12305-2704
(518)377-2423 (p)
Hours: 9am - 4pm, M-F