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Batavia VA PTSD Program cordially invites you to our

Picnic Gathering


At the VA WNY Healthcare System at Batavia
Jack H. Wisby, Jr. PTSD Center
Building 5
Saturday, June 4, 2011
11:30 am BVAA Meeting
(Batavia Veterans Alumni Association)

Luncheon to Follow

Support provided by BVAA and the Batavia VA PTSD Treatment Center
Please bring a store-bought dish to pass (if possible)
We look forward to seeing you!





The Veterans Administration is now accepting applications for the Post 9/11 GI Bill for Education Benefits.

All the information and links are detailed in the email below. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Sergio Rodriguez, Deputy Director of Erie County Veterans Service Agency and resident Education Expert; 716.858.4834 or Sergio.Rodriguez@erie.gov

The Department of Veterans Affairs is now accepting and processing applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You should complete and submit application form available online and will receive a letter explaining VA’s decision regarding your eligibility for the program.

The form requires that individuals currently eligible for another education benefit make an irrevocable election from their existing program to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Typically individuals who are eligible for more than one benefit may use a combined total of 48 months of entitlement. Therefore, for those individuals eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) program, please be advised that if you have entitlement remaining under the MGIB, the number of months of Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement you will be eligible for will be equal to the number of months remaining under MGIB. However, if you exhaust all of your MGIB entitlement, then you may be entitled to a maximum of 12 additional months of entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Payments for the Post-9/11 GI Bill will not be processed until August 1, 2009. Click here to access the application form which includes instructions for submitting completed applications.

The Department of Veterans Affairs administers the following benefit programs. If you need additional assistance, or information, please call the toll-free number 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor.

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Educational Assistance Test Program (Section 901)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
  • National Call to Service Program



This site is dedicated to the Men & Women Soldiers who honorably served their Country.
This site is for the sole purpose of information only. There will be no personal, political, ethnic, gender or religious views expressed on this website.
This site will help provide ongoing information pertaining to benefits and upcoming events.

Jack H Wisby, Jr.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program


Located at:
222 Richmond Ave. Bldg. #5
Batavia, New York, 14020
585-297-1200