What resources are available to veterans and their spouses in New Jersey?

If you or a loved one is a veteran in the State of New Jersey, there are several resources available to provide assistance, including compassionate elder law attorneys. The full list of resources include:

Housing resources:

  • Long-term care facilities: New Jersey offers veterans long-term care in the three Veteran’s Memorial Homes in Paramus, Menlo Park and Vineland.
  • Homeless veterans: Veteran’s without homes can benefit from the state’s Stand Down Operations which provide a range of necessities including legal and mental health assistance, food, clothing and companionship.
  • The Transitional Housing Program: Designed to assist homeless veterans reintegrate into their communities, this rehabilitation program is open to eligible veterans through a referral from the VA Medical Center.

Employment resources:

  • Hiring preference: War period veterans who pass the state civil service examinations will receive preference over all non-veterans when applying to state, county and municipal employment positions.

Financial resources:

  • Income tax exclusions: All U.S. military pension benefit payments are excluded from gross income tax. This includes survivor’s benefits.
  • Property tax exemption: This is limited to veterans with wartime experience during the relevant time period, who are rated 100% permanent service-connected by the VA and have received an honorable discharge or have been discharged under honorable conditions.
  • Property tax deductions: You are required to fill in an application before December 31st of the pre-tax year to become eligible for an annual property tax deduction of $250. Widows of eligible veterans are also eligible for this benefit.

Legal resources for veterans in New Jersey

Law firms that specialize in elder law are an invaluable resource for veterans requiring assistance and aid when applying for veteran’s benefits. At Sedita, Campisano & Campisano, LLC, Frank R. Campisano has over 30 years of experience in assisting veterans, their spouses and families in applying for and receiving all the benefits, aid and assistance they are entitled to. Contact us today to speak to a compassionate, knowledgeable attorney.

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