Due to the current heatwave Bergen County is experiencing, The Lakes at Darlington County Park have opened for daily operation ahead of schedule. Effective immediately, The Lakes are open for swimming 10am-6pm, daily.
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Veterans Affairs Entitlements

Honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. military are entitled to many benefits. The New Jersey Veterans Guide is available online and explains federal and New Jersey benefits. You may also request a hard copy by calling 1-800-624-0508.

View veterans' military records provided by the National Archives.

Bergen County Military Service Medal

Bergen County offers a service medal to all county residents, currently living or who died in the county, who have been honorably discharged from the U.S. military. The Bergen County Military Service Medal will also be awarded posthumously to county residents who died while serving. 

The Veterans' Honorary Service Card

The Veterans' Honorary Service Card is offered as a convenience through the Bergen County Clerk's Office. Many business and organizations in Bergen County are currently offering discounts to Veterans, and this card should only be used where it is accepted.

  • Always check with the retailer before shopping to inquire as to whether the card will be accepted
  • The wallet sized cards will be issued to veterans who present a copy of their military service records
  • Please note that participation in any discount or amount offered will be at the sole discretion of the vendor / retailer at which you are shopping

Retailers that have traditionally provided discounts to veterans:

  • Apple
  • Arby's
  • AT&T
  • AutoZone
  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Burger King
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Dell Computers
  • Denny's
  • Dress Barn
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Foot Action
  • Footlocker
  • IHOP
  • Jiffy Lube
  • KFC
  • Lerner
  • Long John Silver
  • Lowe's
  • Meineke
  • Michaels Arts & Crafts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • New York and Company
  • Payless Shoes
  • Pizza Hut
  • Professional sports teams
  • Quiznos
  • Ripley's attractions and museums
  • Sears Portrait Studio
  • Sizzler
  • Sonic
  • Spencer's Gifts
  • Taco Bell
  • The Discovery Channel Store
  • The Finish Line
  • Timberland Outlets
  • Wilson's Leather

Please note that participation in any discount or amount offered will be at the sole discretion of the vendor/retailer at which you are shopping. 

Contact Us

Shaun Hutchinson


Phone: 201-336-6325 • Fax: 201-336-6327

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 Bergen County Department of Human Services

One Bergen County Plaza  • 2nd Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7474 • Fax: 201-336-7450

Hours: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm (varies by division)