Newark Regional Office
Newark, NJ 07102
The Newark VA Regional Office is one of fifty-seven
offices located throughout the Nation that provide services and benefits to honorably discharged veterans of the U. S. Military
and their dependents.
The Newark VA Regional Office services the 485,000 veterans residing in the State of New Jersey and their dependents. The
Office processes claims for Compensation and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of veterans who reside in the counties
of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, and Ocean.
Claims for veterans who reside in the counties of Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem
are under the jurisdiction of the Philadelphia Regional Office and Insurance Center.
During fiscal year 2008 the Office was responsible for payments in excess of $611,000,000 in Compensation
and Pension benefits to over 50,000 beneficiaries in New Jersey. The Newark Regional Office participates in a variety
of outreach programs throughout the year to include the yearly Homeless Veterans Stand Down, and Benefits Delivery at Discharge
to Active Duty and reservists returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Recently, Secretary of Veterans
Affairs Eric K. Shinseki established service-connection for Vietnam Veterans with three specific illnesses based on
the latest evidence of an association with the herbicides referred to Agent Orange. The illnesses affected by the recent
decision are B cell leukemia's, such as hairy cell leukemia; Parkinson’s disease; and ischemic heart disease.
The Regional Office is reaching
out to veterans to file claims for injury or illness incurred while in service, or to file claims for increase if the injury
or illness has worsened over time. Veterans Service Representatives are available at 1-800 827-1000 to assist veterans
in filing their claims. Additionally, the following service organizations are also available at the Regional Office
to represent and assist veterans:
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