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NEW JERSEY - GAS TAX INCREASE BILL SIGNED INTO LAW
INCLUDES A PROVISION FOR VETERANS SEE BELOW!
N.J.S.54A:3-1 is amended to read as follows:
54A:3-1. Personal exemptions and deductions. Each taxpayer shall be allowed personal exemptions and deductions against his gross income as follows:
(a) Taxpayer. Each taxpayer shall be allowed a personal exemption of $1,000.00 which may be taken as a deduction from his New Jersey gross income.
(b) Additional exemptions. In addition to the personal exemptions allowed in (a), the following additional personal exemptions shall be allowed as a deduction from gross income:
1. For the taxpayer's spouse, or domestic partner as defined in section 3 of P.L.2003, c.246 (C.26:8A-3), who does not file separately - $1,000.00.
2. For each dependent who qualifies as a dependent of the taxpayer during the taxable year for federal income tax purposes - $1,500.00.
3. Taxpayer 65 years of age or over at the close of the taxable year - $1,000.00.
4. Taxpayer's spouse 65 years of age or over at the close of the taxable year - $1,000.00.
5. Blind or disabled taxpayer - $1,000.00.
6. Blind or disabled spouse - $1,000.00.
7. Taxpayer who is a veteran honorably discharged or released 6 under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, a reserve component thereof, or the National Guard of New Jersey in a federal active duty status, as those terms are used in N.J.S.38A:1-1 - $3,000.
VA Plans to Propose Expanded Disability Benefits Eligibility for Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune
WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
Veterans Haven North - Transitional Housing
"Under the direction of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran's Affairs, Veteran's Haven North will ensure that homeless veterans are treated and cared for in a dignified, compassionate, and professional manner so as to reach an optimal level of independence and aid them in re-acquiring the life skills and ability to live in the community while maintaining their self-sufficiency, dignity, and honor."
To learn more: http://www.nj.gov/military/veteranshavennorth/
VA health care clinic to open in Newton by September
NEWTON -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved an outpatient health care clinic, fulfilling nearly two years of lobbying by local advocates.
It is expected to open by t 222 High St., (Norman Silbert Medical Arts Building) a medical office building, said Sandy Warren, a public affairs officer for the VA New Jersey Health Care System.
The clinic will be VA's 10th outpatient facility in New Jersey, in addition to its two main campuses in East Orange and Lyons.
Hours will be Monday through Friday,
VA Integrated Service Networks
Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN):
VISN 1: VA New England Healthcare System
VISN 2: NY/NJ VA Health Care Network
VISN 4: VA Healthcare - VISN 4
VISN 5: VA Capitol Health Care Network
VISN 6: VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network
VISN 7: VA Southeast Network
VISN 8: VA Sunshine Healthcare Network
VISN 9: VA MidSouth Healthcare Network
VISN 10: VA Healthcare System
VISN 12: VA Great Lakes Health Care System
VISN 15: VA Heartland Network
VISN 16: South Central VA Health Care Network
VISN 17: VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network
VISN 19: Rocky Mountain Network
VISN 20: Northwest Network
VISN 21: Sierra Pacific Network
VISN 22: Desert Pacific Healthcare Network
VISN 23: VA Midwest Health Care Network
VA Customer Service
Our Patient Advocate program seeks to personally give you and your family the security of knowing someone is available to focus on your individual concerns and rights as a patient. We work directly with all departments on your behalf and can address your questions, problems or special needs quicker. If you, or a veteran you care for has not been able to resolve important issues related to VA through other means of communications, please contact one of our highly-skilled patient advocates listed below who will be eager to help you with your concern in a timely manner.
Patient Advocate (Lyons Campus)
Patient Advocate (E Orange Campus)
Patient Advocate (Lyons Campus)
Transition and Care Management Patient Advocate
Inpatient Advocate (E Orange Campus)
Alternatively, you may contact us through e-mail using the VA National Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS).
HealtheVet Program - VA
My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record. It was designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. When you register on My HealtheVet, you gain access to tools that can help you track and monitor your health. As a registered user, you can build your own personal health record that you manage and control yourself.
To learn more, go to: www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web
Morris County Veterans ID Card Program
To obtain a Morris County Veteran’s ID Card, you must provide the following:
- One form of identification proving Morris County residency
- Original or certified copy of the DD 214 discharge document
Please note: If there has been a legal name change from the name found on the discharge document, a certified copy the legal name change document, such as a marriage certificate or final judgment from the court, will be required.
The discharge document will be permanently recorded and returned to the veteran.
This service is free of charge for all honorably discharged Morris County veterans in appreciation of their service in protecting our citizens and our country.
The ID card will provide the veteran’s name, address and file number of their recorded DD 214.
Cards are issued by the Morris County Clerk’s Office for identification purposes only. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
For more information on obtaining any type of Morris County ID Card, please call 973-285-6122.
A PDF of the 2nd edition of the discount directory is also available!
Veteran’s Honorary Designation
New Jersey thanks our military veterans who proudly served to protect our freedom. To honor you, a special designation has been created for display on your driver’s license or non-driver ID card.
On March 1, 2015, in an effort to provide this recognition to you as quickly as possible, the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) began issuing custom-designed stickers to those veterans who wish to display them on their driver’s licenses or non-driver ID cards. The MVC will notify those of you who requested these stickers at a later date when a permanently imprinted veteran’s designation is available.
You may request your honorary veteran’s recognition sticker in person or by mail.
Visit any MVC agency and bring both of the following documents to receive your veteran’s recognition sticker. The sticker will come with instructions for attaching it properly to your driver’s license or non-driver ID card.
- Your current NJ driver’s license or non-driver ID card AND
- Original or photocopy of your honorable military discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions documents to show satisfactory proof of your veteran’s status:
- Original or photocopy of DD-214, DD-215 OR
- Original or photocopy of official county-issued veteran’s ID card OR
- Original or photocopy of federal activation orders showing service under Title 10, section 672 or section 12301 of the United States Code OR
- Original or photocopy of report of Separation of Active Duty (honorably discharged or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions prior to 1950).
Send all three of the following documents to receive your honorary veteran’s recognition sticker. The sticker will come with instructions for attaching it properly to your driver’s license or non-driver ID card.
- Photocopy of your current NJ driver’s license or non-driver ID card AND
- Photocopy of your honorable military discharge or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions documents to show satisfactory proof of your veteran’s status:
- Photocopy of DD-214, DD-215 OR
- Photocopy of official county-issued veteran’s ID card OR
- Photocopy of federal activation orders showing service under Title 10, section 672 or section 12301 of the United States Code OR
- Photocopy of report of Separation of Active Duty (honorably discharged or General Discharge under Honorable Conditions prior to 1950) AND
- A self-addressed stamped envelope (must be included).
Mail all three items to:
225 E. State Street
PO Box 129 – Veterans
Trenton, NJ 08666