Appendix F - NJ Veterans Service Agencies
VETERANS ASSISTANCE OFFICES AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Veterans and eligible dependents may seek assistance with educational
entitlements at veterans
assistance offices located on the campus of most
private and public colleges throughout the state.
These offices are certified by the State Approving
VETERANS ASSISTANCE OFFICES AT THE COUNTY LEVEL
Following honorable separation or discharge from
the service, veterans are encouraged to bring their
discharge papers to the clerk or registrar of deeds of
Every county is required to hire a Supervisor of Veterans Interment to assist families of deceased veterans with information and arrangements concerning burial entitlements and services.
Some counties have gone one step further and have established a veterans affairs office which provides veterans with information on services and entitlements or can refer them to the proper agency equipped to handle the specific problem or question.
County-operated veterans service offices are listed in Appendix B.
ASSEMBLY COMMERCE AND MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The seven member committee works to identify the needs and concerns of the veterans of N.J., explores various avenues of addressing those needs and concerns, and reviews and recommends legislation affecting veterans and their dependents to other assembly committees and the General Assembly.
For Legislative information call 1-800-792-8630 or 609-292-4840.
SENATE SENIOR CITIZENS, VETERANS AFFAIRS
AND HUMAN SERVICES
The six member committee reviews and recommends legislation affecting veterans and their dependents to other committees and the Senate. For Legislative information call 1-800-792-8630 or 609- 292-4840.
VETERANS SERVICES COUNCIL
The Veterans Services Council was established
by the legislature in 1948. It is composed of nine
veterans, all of whom are appointed by the governor
and serve four-year terms. Its principal responsibility
is the formulation of policies and recommendations,
which are subject to the approval of the Adjutant
General, to improve the availability and coordination of
services offered to veterans and their dependents. To
achieve this goal, the council continually assesses
and identifies the needs of the veterans of NJ; informs
the public and legislative bodies of those needs;
OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
Coordinates numerous programs aimed at educating the public about legislative activity. For copies of bills, resolutions, legislative calendars or other publications, call the Legislative Information and Bill Room at 1-800-792-8630 or 609-292-4840. Information is also available online at: WWW.NJLEG.STATE.NJ.US
VETERANS FACILITIES ADVISORY COUNCILS
Under general policies established by The Adjutant
General, the four Veterans Facilities Advisory
Councils recommend standards and procedures for
application and determination of eligibility for admission
to state veterans facilities and recommend standards
for quality care. The council also recommends
standards and procedures for determination and payment of amounts which
members may be required to
BLUE STAR MEMORIAL HIGHWAY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Originated as a joint project of the Garden Club
of N.J. and the Highway Dept. in 1944, as a way to
provide a living memorial to veterans. The original
project established a five-mile planting of flowering
dogwood trees in a landscaped area along US Route
29 (now Route 22) between Mountainside and North
Plainfield. The project was named Blue Star Drive, for
the blue star in the service flag that families would
hang in their windows for each family member on
active duty. In 1945, it became a national project. In
1948, the N.J. Blue Star Advisory Council was established.
New Jersey Interstates 78, 80, 287 and 295 have
been dedicated as memorial highways; the entire
length of Route 22 has been designated as the state's
VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
For information on the state memorial and educational center located at Exit 116 on the Garden State Parkway, Holmdel. For more information call 1-800-648-VETS(8387).
WOMEN VETERANS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The committee serves as a forum for addressing the needs and concerns of women veterans, works to support equality of services and stresses the availability of entitlements to women.
For more information call 609-530-6766.