Financial Counseling


Financial Counseling & Coaching Service

According to a recent Needs Assessment of New York State Veterans, support for families in financial distress was perceived as inadequate. In addition, almost 40% of respondents to a recent National Military Family Association survey reported a recent financial setback due to significant life events. Half believe Congress and/or DoD should provide more financial education to service members and their families.

Veterans Outreach Center assists veterans and families to manage their finances and to develop individualized plans to reach their goals. Financial literacy, education and assistance accessing community resources are available. 


Financial Workshop


Come learn about budgeting and financial topics over your lunch hour. These short, timely user-friendly training sessions are designed for everyone to develop or learn new skills to understand and improve your financial future.  These sessions are free to all Vets, families, and employees of the Veterans Outreach Center.  All sessions will be held in the MVP Conference Room, here at the Veterans Outreach Center.  Register online or by calling Bob Gregoire, 585 295-7841.

Free Income Tax Return Preparation

The Financial Counseling team can facilitate, prepare, and file federal and NYS tax returns electronically for free for income eligible veterans and their families. For more information please call: 585-295-7817 or 585-295-7841 to make an appointment.

Additional Information

Preparing for Your 2013 Taxes

Presenter: Cincera Fischer, Tax Consultant

It that time of year again.  We need to start preparing for our 2013 taxes.  This seminar will review the major changes to the state and federal tax code, especially in light of the new Affordable Health Care Act.  This information will help you prepare and gather information to complete our 2103 taxes.

Tricare and the Affordable Health Care Act

For Active Duty Military & Reserve, Retired Military and National Guard

Presenter: Ralf Sosnowski, MSgt. USAF (Ret)

If you are an active duty military, reserve, or retired military, the informative seminar will outline the basic Tricare Standard, Tricare Prime, and Tricare for Life options available to you.  It will outline how the Affordable Health Care Act will affect Tricare in the future.