SAGE NYC: Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders
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SAGEVets is a statewide program to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender older adults who are veterans of military service improve their access to the VA and other veteran services, as well as support their overall health and wellness.

Who does SAGEVets serve?

SAGEVets serves LGBT veterans over the age of 50 who reside in New York State.

What does SAGEVets offer?

  • Outreach and education to providers and individuals throughout New York State
  • VA benefit eligibility evaluation
  • Legal advice and counsel and/or representation regarding discharge status upgrades,
    especially regarding discharges related to sexual orientation
  • Case management assistance
  • Programs for older LGBT veterans
  • "Know Your Rights" materials for LGBT veterans
  • Support group for older LGBT veterans

Want to learn more? Check out these community resources:

Read our SAGEVets Newsletter!

Restoring Equal Rights To LGBTQ Veterans

As of June 1, 2020, the New York Division of Veteran Services is accepting applications for restoration of New York State benefits. Any individual with prior military service who was discharged under conditions that were other-than-honorable (OTH) or general under honorable conditions may apply for restoration of New York State veterans' benefits if the discharge resulted from:

  • Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Go here to learn more and apply, or email

Contact the SAGEVets Administrative Coordinator, at 212-741-2247 x268 or for more information.

SAGEVets programs made possible by public funds facilitated by the New York City Council's Committee on Veterans and the New York State Legislature.

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305 Seventh Ave, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
212-741-2247 tel
212-366-1947 fax
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