Archive for Tag: disabled veterans

Wirths and Peterson call on VA to establish center in northwest NJ

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Military and Veterans’ Affairs committee on Thursday advanced a resolution urging the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to establish a vet center in northwestern New Jersey. Forty thousand veterans in Morris, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties must travel 50 miles or more in state...

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Bergen fights for better veterans’ benefits in Assembly, Dems block motions

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen, a former Apache pilot in Operation Iraqi Freedom, argued that Democrat-sponsored legislation in the Assembly on Thursday didn’t provide ample benefits for service-disabled veterans. “I’m standing up before you today, because I believe what we are doing here today is not enough,” Bergen...

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DeCroce bill increasing annual payments to disabled war veterans passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill to increase annual payments to blind and other wartime-service disabled veterans unanimously passed the full Assembly on Monday. Under the bill (A2559), service members in programs for blind and paralyzed veterans would receive an annual assistance increase to $1,800 from $750. “The...

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Bergen pushes for proportional property tax exemption for disabled veterans

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen testified before the state Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee on Monday in support of his legislation giving service-disabled veterans a property tax discount that matches their military disability rating.  WATCH: Bergen pushes for proportional property tax exemption for disabled veterans“This is...

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