Thank You for Your Service
Thank you for your service as a member of the United States Armed Forces. The appreciation of a grateful nation is expressed, in large part, by the many benefits and services that are identified on the web sites of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Information contained on the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs site is applicable to all Veterans and makes no distinction between men and women. Should you desire information on any benefit or service provided to Veterans by New Jersey such as Civil Service Veterans Preference; Property Tax Deduction or Exemption; admission to a Veterans Long-Term Care facility; or burial in the State Veterans Cemetery you will find it on this site.
Information contained on the United States Department of Veterans Affairs site similarly applies, to a great extent, to all Veterans. However, Women Veterans require care and services that are unique to the female gender and they have developed a web site that specifically addresses those needs.
For information regarding benefits, care and services that include those based upon unique needs you are encouraged to visit the Center for Women Veterans web site by clicking on the following link: va.gov/womenvet.
Again, your service to this nation as a member of the military is greatly appreciated.
Identifying Women Veterans
As of September 30, 2019 there are 325,981 Veterans in New Jersey, of which 25,791 are women. Reaching these women Veterans and ensuring they receive their benefits is a priority to the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Office.
The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Office prioritizes ensuring women Veterans receive the health care benefits they are entitled to, in order to thank them for their honorable service to our state and nation. The VA has continuously expanded the services offered in order to improve the care for women Veterans. Some of the services currently provided to women Veterans include reproductive health care, mammograms, and family planning assistance. DMAVA strives to connect all women Veterans in the state of New Jersey with the proper information and resources necessary to receive all the benefits they deserve.
Women + Homelessness
The VA offers numerous programs to women Veterans who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. These programs include housing solutions, employment opportunities justice and reentry related services. The VA also provides assistance for Veterans families to help house Veterans and their families through case management and supportive services. The New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs offers assistance to Veterans by providing transition assistance and shelters for Veterans in need.
Veterans Service Offices
Through our network of regional Veterans Service Offices, the N.J. Division of Veterans Services, Bureau of Veterans Benefits provides the state's veterans and their dependents with information and guidance in filing claims. Trained veterans service officers at those offices also assist veterans with issues pertaining to employment, education, burial, counseling, housing, social and medical services, and other areas of concern to veterans and their families. Please make every effort to use these valuable services. There are female veterans services officers in North, South, and Central Jersey that can provide assistance to female Veterans.
NJ Commission on Women Veterans
The New Jersey Commission on Women Veterans works in collaboration with other State agencies and appropriate groups to study and review the needs, priorities, programs and policies relating to women veterans, including, but not limited to, housing, healthcare, job training, and outreach.
NJ National Guard Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
This program focuses on eliminating, sexual assault through an environment of prevention education and training, response capability, victim support and reporting procedures. Visit the website below for more information regarding the program and point of contact
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a Department of Defense wide effort which aims to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and the community. The program connects them to essential resources during deployment cycles. For more information visit the link below.
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
Under the Veterans Legal Program, volunteer lawyers assist veterans throughout New Jersey with a range of legal issues.
The Women's Memorial
The Women's Memorial is a major national memorial which honors all women who serve, or have served to defend America. For more information about the Women’s Memorial, please visit the official website below.
United States Army Women's Museum
The United States Army Women's Museum is located in Fort Lee, Virginia. The museum honors women's service to the Army from the Revolutionary War to the present, through interactive exhibits and galleries. For more information about the United States Army Women's Museum, visit the website below.
American Women Veterans Foundation
The American Women Veterans Foundation is a non-profit organization which preserves and promotes the legacy of servicewomen, veterans and their families. To learn more about The Women Veterans Foundation, visit their website below.
National Women Veterans United
The National Women Veterans United is a non-profit organization which advocates, educates, and connects with all women Veterans. To learn more about National Women Veterans United, visit the link below.
Women Military Aviators, Inc.
Women Military Aviators, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to promoting and preserving the role of women pilots, navigators, and aircrew in the military. Visit the website below for more information.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs offers many resources for women Veterans. Visit their website to learn more about the resources available to women Veterans.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - Women Veterans Health Care
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs offers health care services specifically for women. These services include primary care, pregnancy care, and more. Visit the website below for more information regarding women Veterans health care.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - Office of Research and Development
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Office of Research and Development has expanded research on women Veterans’ health in order to provide necessary services and initiatives to help women Veterans.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - Electronic Health Record Modernization
Over several years, VA will move from using its current electronic health record (EHR) system — the software that stores health information and tracks all aspects of patient care — to a new system that will link in with the Department of Defense’s patient records and unify all VA facilities on one system.
Electronic Health Record Modernization (EHRM).
Military Health System
The Military Health System offers health care services for women service members including women’s wellness exams and more. Visit the website below for more information.