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DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP VETERANS INFORMATION
The purpose of the Veterans Policy is to provide a collaborative partnership among Veterans Administrators, State and County Agencies, volunteers, community-based organizations and medical treatment facilities to assist veterans in the criminal justice system who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and psychological or substance abuse problems. The program is open to veterans who have received an honorable or general discharge from the United States military. The goals are to protect the public; reduce veteran contacts with the criminal justice system; reduce the number of incarcerated veterans; reduce costs to the public; and provide services and support for veterans.
Support Assistance for Military and Veterans Families
Recordation of Military Discharges
The County Clerk’s Office records Honorable Discharges and Honorable DD-214’s free of charge. Recording these important papers affords Veterans the security of knowing that their discharges are permanently on record within the Clerk’s Record Room. All documents are considered confidential and can be accessed by only veterans or their family members.
DD-214's are not considered public record and cannot be viewed by the general public
"Veterans still battling the 1973 St. Louis fire that destroyed millions of services records" - view the full article (PDF)
Gold Star Parent Card
The Gold Star Parent ID card is a way for Gloucester County to recognize and honor the parents of members of the U.S Armed Forces who have died while on active duty protecting our country. This card gives Gold Star Parents the ability to access benefits such as discounts and other courtesies that are extended to military families. Call 856-853-3235 for more information.
View Veteran's Entitlements Eligibility Guidelines (PDF).
Income Tax Exemption for Veterans ~ You are eligible for a $3,000 exemption on your Income Tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States by the last day of the tax year. Your spouse (or civil union partner) is also eligible for an exemption if he/she is a veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances and you are filing a joint return. This exemption is in addition to any other exemptions you are entitled to claim and is available on both the resident and nonresident returns. You cannot claim this exemption for a domestic partner or for your dependents. Providing Documentation
Find additional information by seeing the 2017 Income Tax Exemption for Veterans (PDF).
PROPERTY TAX DEDUCTION CLAIM BY VETERAN OR SURVIVING SPOUSE/CIVIL UNION OR DOMESTIC PARTNER OF VETERAN OR SERVICEPERSON
Vets.Gov Website Revamped
The U.S. Digital Services recently revamped the Vets.gov website.
Photo Identification Cards
Veterans can also receive a Veteran’s Photo Identification Card that lists the books and the pages of their discharges as well as the branches of military service. This service is free to all honorably discharged Gloucester County Veterans.
Disabled Veterans - Purple Heart Parking Placards
New Jersey law (N.J.S.A. 39:4-207.10) permits exemption from payment of municipal parking meter fees, for up to 24 hours, for disabled veterans and Purple Heart recipients under certain, special circumstance. For more information, see the Disabled Veterans Parking Placards (PDF).
Veteran's Vending Licenses
Veterans residing in Gloucester County may apply for a Veteran’s Vending License. There is no charge for this service, however, you must demonstrate proof of residency and be approved by the State of New Jersey’s Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs.
https://www.warriorsnextadventure.com/#/ WARRIORS NEXT ADVENTURE
WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT
Our Mission: Helping veterans overcome P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) through recreational therapy and new adventures.
Providing Crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Call 612-518-9282 if you are a veteran in crisis and need someone to talk to.
We will utilize #operationwolfdog, #wnaTop50, #wnaRacing, #wnaBJJ and #wnaPodcast to get veterans into a vulnerable state so we can talk about the traumas of our past that may be holding us back. Then we will build a future and recreate the best versions of ourselves.
Much of WNA's process comes founder Nick Rahn's study of Epigenetics, Buddhism, and the power of Manifestation of our futures and more. The pillar of Warriors Next Adventure revolves around The 6 Principles to Improve Your State Of Mind.
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