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New Jersey State Benefits

Red Bank 732-530-4500 Ext. 548 or after hours 732-239-7526 cell phone, covers Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.     

          

Trenton 609-882-5133 Ext. 1 or after-hours 609-743-2506 covers Hunterdon, Mercer, Burlington, and Atlantic Counties.     

     

Wilmington, DE 302-998-6695 covers Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties.      

    

Willowgrove, PA 215-443-6740 24-hour duty covers Camden and Gloucester Counties.      

     

Navy including Reserves and Merchant Marines - All funeral honor requests must be through Groton, Connecticut. The phone number there is 860-694-3475.  They will in turn contact either Naval Weapons Station Earle, or Lakehurst Naval Engineering Station, depending on geographic location of interment site (North or South of Interstate 195.)       

       

Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard - The McGuire Air Force Base office covers the entire state. 609-754-4117.       

      

U.S. Coast Guard contact 757-298-6390.

Comments or concerns may be directed to Military Funeral Honors, 9504 IH-35 North, Suite 320, San Antonio, TX 78233-6635.

  

  

  

  

   

   

  

  

    

   

   

      

On August 23, 2019, new legislation by Senator Joe Pennacchio making discharged members of the New Jersey National Guard eligible for county veterans’ benefits is now law.

   

Pennacchio’s measure, S-2538, allows former National Guard members discharged with an NGB-22 to access veterans’ benefits, including a county veteran identification card and a “veteran” designation on their driver’s license. Previously, a DD Form 214 from the military was required.

     

“For years, National Guard members have had a hard time getting recognition for their service,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “All veterans, regardless of how they have served our country, deserve access to the benefits they earned. This Bill ensures equal access for our valued Guard members to the resources and tools they need to live and thrive at home in New Jersey.”

     

A county veteran identification card can provide various benefits, including money-saving discounts and special “veterans only” deals.

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