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Department of the Treasury


Resources for Veterans & Active Service Members

The Department of the Treasury and the entire State of New Jersey sincerely value the sacrifices of our military veterans and active service members. While we can never fully repay our gratitude, we are working diligently to make life easier for the military community, including easing financial burdens through tax benefits and other programs, and providing services to help ease the transition to civilian life. Information on vital resources available through Treasury and other State agencies can be found below.

Treasury Department benefits and services for veterans: Important services for veterans provided by other state departments:
  • The NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs assists veterans with crucial issues pertaining to employment, education, burial, counseling, housing, social and medical services, and many other areas of concern, in addition to providing trained and ready forces prepared for rapid response to a wide range of civil and military operations.
  • The NJ Department of Education offers expedited educator-certification application review for veterans and active-duty military spouses. The Department also offers a certification fee waiver to those veterans and active-duty military spouses for initial applications.
  • NJ TRANSIT offers discounts for military personnel, their families, and veterans, as well as career opportunities for veterans through the Edge4Vets program.
  • The NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency programs for first-time homebuyers and down payment assistance can be utilized with the VA’s home loan benefit.
  • The NJ Civil Service Commission has a Veteran’s Preference in employee selection that places qualified veterans at the top of an open competitive employment list.
  • The NJ Department of Corrections’ Office of Transitional Services provides pre-release interviews to determine eligibility for Veterans Benefits and Social Security Disability Insurance/Supplemental Security Income.
  • The NJ Department of Agriculture’s Homegrown by Heroes program is a marketing program that provides farmer veterans with a distinctive label to promote their agricultural products.
  • The NJ Department of Human Services oversees a number of critical social services , including food assistance, mental health services, addiction treatment, affordable health care coverage, and child care.
  • The NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority has several programs dedicated to making higher education more affordable.

Last Updated: Friday, 11/04/22