Bergen County Division of Veterans Services: Service to Veterans & their Dependents

Bergen County Division of Veterans Services: Service to Veterans & their Dependents

County of Bergen County

Department of Human Services

Division of Veterans Services

One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Phone: (201) 336-6325

Fax: (201) 336-6327


Information on Programs:

*Need information about veterans’ benefits?

*Need transportation to VA Medical Centers?

*Looking for Work?


The Bergen Country Department of Human Services, Division of Veterans Services, established in 1977, provides Bergen County’s veterans and their dependents with information and assistance to obtain earned entitlements.

Help is available to initiate requests for various programs, services and entitlements, which includes employment advice and referrals, compensation for injuries received or aggravated during military service, VA home loans, pension, educational benefits, VA healthcare enrollment, VA insurance claims and requests for medals and lost military separation and discharge papers.

The staff makes referrals to agencies which deal with particular concerns, including transportation to VA medical centers in New Jersey, shelters for veterans who are homeless and many other federal, state and local benefits available to veterans and their dependents.

For information about any benefits to which you may be entitled as a veteran or a dependent of a veteran, please call (201) 336-6325 between 9:00am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday (Fax: (201) 336-6327.


*Secure employment opportunities for veterans.

*Provide benefits counseling to a larger population of veterans and their families.

*Assist homeless veterans with basic needs.

*Build partnerships with corporations to assist homeless veterans through “Tracers”.

*Honor Veterans through the recognition of annual holidays and acknowledge their heroic work.

*Distribute flags to be placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day.

*Develop partnerships with non-profit community agencies to increase services to veterans.

*Oversee the Alfred J. Thomas Home for Veterans in Garfield.

Local Veterans Resources Mental Health

Secaucus Vet Center: (201) 223-7727

Veterans and First Responders: 888-635-1806

Education Benefits:

G.I. Information 888-442-4551

Vocational Rehabilitation: (973) 297-3200

To obtain a Bergen County Clerk Veteran’s Photo Card or Gold Star Parent Identification Card please visit:

One Bergen County Plaza

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Veteran’s Hotline Numbers:

VA Health Care: 888-354-3553

VA Local Health Care Hackensack: (201) 342-4536

VA Benefits: 800-827-1000

Community Transportation (to VA Hospital): (201) 368-5955

VA Medical Care East Orange, NJ: (973) 676-1000

NJ DMAVA Claims Veterans Service Officer:

Hackensack (201) 996-8050

Jersey City (201) 536-3401

Homeless Resources: Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families

Community Hope: (855) 483-8466

Soldier On: (866) 406-8449

Catholic Charities: (855) 767-8387

Emergency Solutions Grant: (201) 336-6590

Veteran Employment Resources:

Local Veteran Employment Rep. (201) 329-9600 ext. 5643

NJ Helmet’s to Hardhats: (732) 499-7295

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Bergen County; NJ Department of Veterans Affairs and I give them full credit for it. Please contact the departments for more information when you need it.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Bergen County Division of Veterans Services: Service to Veterans & their Dependents

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please contact the Bergen County Department of Veterans Affairs for more information on their programs.

    Liked by 1 person

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