New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

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TITLE 5A. MILITARY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS - Chapter 5, Admission eligibility N.J.A.C. 5A:5-2.1

Who is Eligible for Admission?

The facilities are open to veterans of all wars who served on active duty and were honorably discharged, the veteran's spouse, and to spouses and parents of members of the military who were killed in action during a period of war (Gold Star Parent).

A spouse/widow/widower must be at least 50 years of age and must have been married to the veteran for a period of not less than 10 years.

Who Receives Preference?

Preference is given to veteran applicants who are state residents for at least two years immediately prior to application for admission. Residents pay according to ability based on income.