Camden County Veterans Affairs

The Office of Veterans Affairs serves all veterans and their family members within Camden County. This office is available Monday through Friday to give assistance to all our veterans and dependents. If you have any questions regarding our services, please call (856) 374-5801.

Services

  • Assistance in establishing VA eligibility qualification for all VA programs for veterans and family members.
  • Assist in applying for VA Education Programs.
  • VA Home Loan Guarantee, certificates and booklets.
  • Disability compensation for service disabled veterans.
  • VA Pensions for low-income, non-service disabled war veterans and their widows.
  • Assist in applying for medical benefits.
  • Burial Benefits: Plot and burial allowance, headstone, grave markers and veteran’s cemeteries information.
  • Information Provided for GI insurance.
  • Indemnity compensation to eligible survivors of veterans who died of service-contacted causes.
  • Discharge re-placement & ordering service/medical records.
  • Ordering medals/awards and formally presenting when possible.
  • Agent Orange information and referral.
  • Coordinate the Camden County Honor Guard for burial detail.
  • Referral agent for social service agencies.
  • File for discharge upgrades, when warranted.
  • Veterans liaison to the USS Battleship New Jersey.
  • Arrange transportation to VA Medical Center.
  • Coordinate a Veterans Speakers Bureau, for schools, churches, social, civic organizations where veterans share their military history.
  • Gold Star family support and referrals.
  • Issuing of flags and markers for cemeteries for Memorial Day.

 

Dept of NJ Military and Veterans Affairs

Benefit Hotline: 1-888-8NJ-VETS
Counseling Hotline: 1-866-VETS-NJ4

 

NJDMAV ONLINE RESOURCES

Dept of Veterans Affairs 

Benefits and Services Available

VA provides a wide range of benefits including, Disability, Education and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Home Loan Guaranty, Dependant and Survivor Benefits, Medical Treatment, Life Insurance and Burial Benefits. VA Benefits in Brief is a printable document that provides an at-a-glance description of VA benefits, as well as contact phone numbers and locations.

Eligibility for VA Benefits

You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a:

  • Veteran, Veteran's dependent
  • Surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased Veteran
  • Uniformed service member
  • Present or former reservist or National Guard member

How to Apply for VA Benefits

VA has several ways to apply for your benefits depending on your category and status.

      • The Pre-Discharge Program

    A joint VA and Department of Defense (DoD) program that affords service members the opportunity to file claims for disability compensation up to 180 days prior to separation or retirement from active duty or full time National Guard or Reserve duty (Titles 10 and 32). Read more on the Pre-Discharge Program.

      • The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Application)

      The VONAPP web site is an official VA web site that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet.

        • Apply at your Local Regional Offices

        VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms. In addition VSO's (Veteran Service Organizations) can assist you as well by answering general question and even petitioning on your behalf for services they believe you are qualified to rece

      • Online list of Directory of Veterans Service Organizations for 2017 (PDF). This is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
      • VA Structure

        The Department is structured into three main service lines which provide the following benefits:

        Veterans Benefits Administration

        –All VA benefits - Compensation, Education, Home Loan Guaranty, etc.
        –Administered by VA Regional Office
        Locate a Regional Office

        Veterans Health Administration

        –All VA health care services
        –Administered by VA Medical Centers, Ambulatory Care & Community Based Outpatient Clinics, etc.
        Locate a Medical Facility.

        National Cemetery Administration

        –National and State Veterans Cemeteries
        –Headstones , Markers & Presidential Memorial Certificates
        Request burial in a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemetery

        Information and Assistance

        For more information about specific benefits, visit your nearest VA regional office or call one of our toll-free numbers.

        Toll-Free Services

        Benefits Information & Assistance 800-827-1000
        Health Care 877-222-8387
        Education & Training 888-442-4551
        VA Life Insurance 800-669-8477
        Office of SGLI 800-419-1473
        CHAMPVA 800-733-8387
        Helpline (Agent Orange & Gulf War) 800-749-8387
        Direct Deposit 877-838-2778
        Headstones (status of claims only) 800-697-6947
        Telecommunication Device for Deaf (TDD) 800-829-4833

Explore Benefits that Help Veterans Thrive

Disability Compensation -VA provides monthly benefits to eligible surviving spouses, parents, and dependent children. Click here to find out if you’re eligible.

Education and Training -VA provides education and training opportunities for some eligible spouses, dependents, and survivors. Explore the programs and apply for benefits today.

Employment Services -If you’re a spouse, dependent, or survivor looking for career guidance or training to increase your skills, check out VA benefits today.

Health Care- Veterans’ spouses, dependents, and survivors may be eligible for VA health care benefits. Learn more about eligibility and apply for benefits today.

Home Loans and Housing-Related Assistance - VA offers home loan guaranty programs to eligible surviving spouses of Veterans. Learn more about the programs here. 

Life Insurance -VA provides life insurance coverage to eligible Veterans and their families. Learn about eligibility and apply.

Memorial Benefits -VA offers burial services to spouses, dependents, and survivors. Apply for VA memorial benefits today

Pension- VA offers pension benefits to the survivors of wartime Veterans who meet certain criteria. Learn more about the types of pension support here.

Spouses, Dependents, and Survivors -VA offers benefits to spouses, dependents, and survivors of Servicemembers and Veterans. Learn more and apply.

 

Veterans Resources

Veteran's Guide to Starting a Small Business - A guide for veterans who are interested in starting their own business. Includes a good list of veteran business resources.  
 
VeteransAddiction, and PTSD -  Medical article about veterans and addiction, and has a helpful section that covers the relationship between PTSD and addiction
 
Military Housing Guide - Rent to own is a new concept in real estate that's helpful for veterans who want to buy a home but don't have the traditional financial ability.

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Adaptive Equipment
Adaptive Housing
Agent Orange
Agent Orange Settlement Fund
Aid & Attendance Allowance
Appeals, Board of Veterans Appeals
Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Apply, Benefit Forms
Apply, In-Person
Apply, Online
Apportionments
Attendance, Verify School Enrollment
Attorney Representative Accreditation
Automobile Allowance & Adaptive Equipment
Automobile Allowance & Adaptive Equipment, Rates

B

Benefits, Veterans Benefits Administration
Birth Defects, Children of Vietnam and Korea Veterans
Board of Veterans Appeals
Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury
Burial Benefits
Burial Flags

C

Caregiver Program
Cemetery, Burial Benefits
Cemetery, National Administration
Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA)
Children, Compensation Rates
Children, Death Pension Rate
Children, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Rate
Children, Improved Disability Benefits Pension Rate
Children, Pension Rate
Children, Special Monthly Compensation Rate
Children, Spina Bifida Rate
Children of Vietnam Veterans
Claims Process
Claims Types
Clothing Allowance
Combined Rating Table, Disabilities
Compensation
Compensation, Rates
Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay
Congressional Medal of Honor
Correction of Military Records
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

D

Debt, Waivers and Overpayments
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation by a Surviving Spouse or Child/Apply
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Fact Sheet
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Restoration
Dependent, Add to Award
Diabetes Mellitus (Type II)
Direct Express/U.S. Treasury Debit MasterCard Pilot
Disability Benefits Questionnaires
Disability Compensation
Disability Examination Worksheets
Disability Severance Pay
Drill Pay

E

eBenefits
Educational Assistance Test Program
Education, Benefit Comparison Tool
Education, GI Bill
Effective Dates, Compensation
Evaluation Builder, Compensation
Examinations, Disability Examination Questionnaires

F

Facilities, VA
Facilities, Gravesite Locator
Facilities, Hospitals and Clinics
Facilities, National Cemetery Administration
Facilities, PTSD Program Locator
Facilities, Regional Benefits Offices
Facilities, Substance Use Disorder Program Locator
Facilities, Vet Centers
Fact Sheets, Benefits
Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors, Online Booklet
Fiduciary
Filipino, Survivors Fact Sheet
Filipino, Veterans Fact Sheet
Flag, Fact Sheet
Foreign Services Program
Former Prisoner of War
Forms, Apply Online
Forms, Benefits
Fully Developed Claims

G

GI Bill
GI Bill, Choosing a School
GI Bill, Benefit Comparison Tool
GI Bill, History/Timeline
GI Bill, Montgomery
GI Bill, Post-9/11
GoDirect/U.S. Treasury Debit MasterCard Pilot Direct Express
Gulf War
Gulf War Gulf Veterans' Illnesses

H

Headstone
Health Care, Veterans Health Administration
Health Care, Programs for Elderly Veterans
Health Insurance, CHAMPVA
Home Loans
Homeless
Housebound

I

Incarcerated Veterans
Incarcerated Veterans, Fact Sheet
Individual Unemployability
Insurance
Insurance, CHAMPVA
Insurance, SGLI
Insurance, TSGLI
Insurance, Unclaimed Funds
Insurance, United States Government Life (USGLI)
In Transition, Pre-Discharge Claims

L

Locations, VA
Locations, Gravesite Locator
Locations, Hospitals and Clinics
Locations, National Cemetery Administration
Locations, PTSD Program Locator
Locations, Regional Benefits Offices
Locations, Substance Use Disorder Program Locator
Locations, Vet Centers

M

Medal of Honor
Medals, Replace
Merchant Marine Eligibility Criteria
New/Update Military ID Card
Military Records, Correction
Military Sexual Trauma Coordinators
Military Sexual Trauma Fact Sheet
Montgomery GI Bill

N

National Call to Service Program
National Guard/Reserve
National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, 1973 Fire Destroyed Veteran Records
National Service Life Insurance
Nehmer

O

Office of Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance
Overpayments / Debt Management Center (DMC) / Waivers

P

Parents, Dependency and Indemnity Fact Sheet
Payment of VA Life Insurance Premiums
Pension
Permanent Plan Conversion/Insurance
Premium Options for VA Insurance
Philippines, Veterans
PIN Request for VA Insurance Plan
Plot and Burial National Cemetery
Plot and Burial Interment Allowances Fact Sheet
Policy Information for VA Insurance
Post-9/11 GI Bill
Pre-Discharge Claims, In Transition
Preference for Employment in the Federal Government
Premiums and Payment of VA Life Insurance
Prisoner of War
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Educational Information
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Program Locator
Presumptive Service Connection
Program Descriptions for VA Life Insurance
Publications for VA Insurance

Q

Qualifying Service, Definitions

R

Radiation, Ionizing Radiation
Radiation, Radiogenic Diseases
Rates, Insurance Plans
Rates Compensation Charts/Tables
Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations, Web Automated Reference Material System
Reserve Education Assistance Program
Reservist-National Guard Benefits
Restoration of Entitlement
Retired Serviceperson's Family Protection Plan
Retroactive, TSGLI Benefits
Retroactive, TSGLI Benefits Video

S

Schedule of Payments for Traumatic Lossesf
School, Choosing GI Bill
Selected Reserve and National Guard
Service Connection
Service Treatment Records, Destroyed by Fire in 1973
Service Treatment Records, Request
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, Extension
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, Legislation
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Online Enrollment System (SOES)
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, Premium Rates
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance, SGLI FAQS
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Handbook
Sexual Trauma Fact Sheet
Specially Adapted Housing/Special Home Adaption Fact Sheet
Specially Adapted Housing
Special Monthly Compensation, Eligibility
Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida, Health Care
Supplemental Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance
Survivors' Benefits
Survivors and Dependents Assistance
Survivor Benefits Plan
Survivor and Dependent, Death In-Service
Survivor and Dependent, Death After Service
Survivor Benefit Plan, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

T

Toll Free Numbers, Department of Veterans Affairs
Transition Assistance Program
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program, FAQ
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program, Online Training
Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program, Procedures Guide

U

< a href="http://benefits.va.gov/persona/veteran-gulfwar.asp">Undiagnosed Illnesses
Unclaimed Insurance Funds
United States Government Life Insurance

V

VA Facilities
VA Facilities, Gravesite Locator
VA Facilities, Hospitals and Clinics
VA Facilities, National Cemetery Administration
VA Facilities, PTSD Program Locator
VA Facilities, Regional Benefits Offices
VA Facilities, Substance Use Disorder Program Locator
VA Facilities, Vet Centers
Verify School Attendance
Veterans Educational Assistance Program
Veterans Living Abroad
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
Vocational Rehabilitation
VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011
VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, For Employers
VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, Seamless Transition
VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, Vocational Rehabilitation

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Waivers and Overpayments, Debt Management Center
Wartime
Web Automated Verification of Enrollment Login
Women Veterans
Women Veterans Center
Women Veterans, Health Care

 

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