REE Medical

We help Veterans in New York obtain the quality documentation they deserve.

At REE Medical, we are passionate about taking care of Veterans and are dedicated to ensuring that each Veteran we work with receives the disability examination that they deserve. 

Our number one priority is delivering quality service. Our entire staff is highly trained and fully dedicated to serving those who served.

Additional Benefits for New York Veterans

As a Veteran in New York, you have access to benefits that can have a significant impact on your financial future.

Property Tax Exemptions for Veterans in New York

There are three different property tax exemptions available to Veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

   Alternative Veterans’ Exemption: 

    • 15% reduction in assessed value for Veterans who served during a time of war
    • Additional 10% reduction in assessed value for Veterans who served in a combat zone, including recipients of an expeditionary medal
    • Additional reduction in assessed value to Veterans who have a service-connected disability, equal to one-half of their disability rating
    • Property must be the Veteran’s or eligible Family member’s primary residence

    Cold War Veterans’ Exemption:  

    • 10 or 15% reduction in assessed value (as adopted by the taxing jurisdiction)
    • Additional reduction in assessed value for Veterans who have a service-connected disability they incurred while serving during the Cold War, equal to one-half of their disability rating
    • Exemption is limited to 10 years in duration unless the taxing jurisdiction has made it indefinite, the disability portion of this exemption has no time limit
    • Property must be the Veteran’s or their Spouse’s primary residence

     Eligible Funds Exemption:

    • Reduces the assessed value of a property that a veteran purchased with eligible funds (typically up to a maximum of $7,500) that the veteran received upon discharge from active duty. The exemption applies to county, city, town, and village taxes.  Exemptions may apply to school district taxes. 

Education Benefits for New York Veterans

  • New York State Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (RIRP): RIRP is a state program for New York National Guard Service members that will pay the cost of tuition up to SUNY (State University of New York) tuition rates. Service members must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree producing program either full or part time. RIRP may be used for no more than eight semesters of full time study (exceptions apply for five year programs), or no more than 16 semesters of part time study. The maximum award Service members can receive is $1,700 per semester and $3,400 per calendar year.
  • MERIT Scholarships provide financial aid to the Children, Spouse and financial dependents of Service members who were serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or the New York National Guard and died or became severely and permanently disabled in the line of duty. MERIT is also available to resident Veterans who become severely and permanently disabled as a result of injury or illness that occurred in the line of duty.
    • MERIT awards cover tuition for four years of full-time undergraduate study (exceptions apply for five year programs) up to SUNY (State University of New York) tuition rates. MERIT can also be used to cover non-tuition costs such as books, supplies, transportation and room and board costs. Recipients can receive up to a maximum of $13,045 per semester if living on campus and a maximum of $8,295 per semester if commuting to college. Students choosing to live off campus when housing is available will be paid at the lower commuter rate.

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