Veterans Services

Summary of Services


The Division of Veterans Services was established in 1977 to provide resident veterans and their dependents with information and assistance in obtaining earned entitlements from federal, state, and local governments, as well as any that are available from the private sector. Through a quarterly newsletter and direct client contact, the division provides Bergen’s veterans organizations and their auxiliaries and individual residents with up-to-date benefit information.

Daily activities include:
  • Directing requests for VA compensation
  • Supply information on pensions, home loans
  • Information on burial and Memorial benefits
  • Education and Training programs availability
  • Lost military separation papers
  • Forms for military medals and records

Goals


  • Advising veterans of their rights and the benefits available to them through various programs now in existence
  • Guiding veterans through the proper channels to obtain benefits
  • Supplying and assisting with the completion of the forms to obtain various benefits
  • Advising and assisting veterans’ widows and children in obtaining benefits available to them
  • Maintaining a list of available employment opportunities
  • Making referrals to other agencies whenever necessary
  • Calling on industry and organizations which may be able to offer employment to veterans