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Office of Veterans Affairs 

City Hall, 280 Grove Street
Room 105
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel:  (201) 547-4919
Fax:  (201) 547-5749
 

Charles Sampson, Program Monitor for Veterans Affairs 

 

Description2009 Veterans Day Salute by Korean War Vet
Established in 2002, and part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Veterans Affairs assists Jersey City veterans with a variety of services, including the following:

     • Applying for Veterans Administration claims
     • Health Issues
     • Small Business Loans
     • Small Business Loans
     • Education Benefits
     • Survivor Benefits
     • Civil Service Benefits
     • Home Ownership Benefits
     • Information on Pensions & Compensation
     • Death, Burial & Related Benefits
     • New Jersey Veterans Memorial Homes
     • Homeless Veterans Programs
     • Counseling
     • Assistance in obtaining military service records,awards, or medals to which a veteran
        is entitled.

Vietnam Veterans War Memorial 2009The Office of Veterans Affairs does not determine eligibility for any veterans program. It does provide information on benefits available, however, as well as assistance with filling out forms.

Staffed full-time by two combat veterans of the Vietnam War, and located in Room B2 at City Hall, 280 Grove Street, the Office of Veterans Affairs is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  While no appointment is necessary, it is suggested visitors call ahead before dropping in to ensure they get the help they need.

The State of New Jersey mandated War & Conflict Dates needed for eligibility benefits and entitlements are listed below.  Please be advised that military service during these time periods constitutes veteran status. Military service outside of the dates listed below recieves no veterans benefits.

 

War & Conflict Dates 

WWI
April 16, 1917 - November 11, 1918 

WWII
September 16, 1940 - December 31, 1946 

KOREA
June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 

VIETNAM
December 31, 1960 - May 7, 1975 

LEBANON CRISIS
July 1, 1958 - November 1, 1958 

LEBANON
September 1982 - December 1, 1987 

GRENADA
October 23, 1983 - November 21, 1983 

PANAMA
December 20, 1989 - January 1, 1990 

PERSIAN GULF
August 2, 1990 - February 28, 1991 

SOMALIA
December 5, 1992 - March 31, 1994 

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
November 20, 1995 - June 20, 1998 

OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR/
JOINT GUARD
 

HAITI
September 19, 1994 - March 31, 1995 

OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
On or After September 11, 2001 

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
March 19, 2003 - Present 


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