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The Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs — in an effort to make its services more accessible to the county’s estimated 30,000 veterans — is going on the road. Its first event will be Wednesday afternoon in Cherry Hill.
The event will offer access to information on VA program eligibility, education benefits, VA home loans, veterans disability issues, VA pensions, medical benefits, burial benefits, GI life insurance, post traumatic stress disorder, Agent Orange referral, funeral Honor Guards, nursing home applications, discharge upgrades, military awards and more, according to the county.
“Our Camden County Veterans Affairs Office has been recognized for the outstanding work they do for our military men and women,” Freeholder Ed McDonnell said. “This outreach event will provide greater access to these beneficial programs by bringing our Veterans Affairs staff to the Veterans that they serve.”
The outreach will take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post 372, 1532 Martin Avenue in Cherry Hill. The post is behind Cherry Hill High School West and near Kennedy Hospital off of Chapel Avenue.
According to the county:
Camden County veteran service officers will be joined by case workers from the U.S. Veterans Administration, in addition case workers of our state legislative and federal representatives’ offices will be in attendance as well. The Camden County One Stop Career Center will provide veteran employment resources, the South Jersey Eye Center will be there for screenings, and Bancroft Neurohealth will offer information on brain injury services.
New Jersey Veterans Haven, from Winslow, will also have a presence at the event providing information on their program, which connects veterans with transitional housing. Right now there are approximately 8,000 homeless veterans in the state of New Jersey and this program provides them with the ability to acquire transitional housing and a variety of other services to get back on their feet.