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Veterans Information Guide

General Information

The American Veterans and Servicemembers Survival Guide
http://www.veteransforamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/survival-guide.pdf

From Veterans For America, this extensive guide covers education, housing, vocational rehabilitation, and the various services of the Veterans Administration, with particular attention to newer veterans, those involved in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Military Connections
http://www.militaryconnections.com

This site provides information about reunions, education and loan benefits, and military news.

Military Personnel Records
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel

Overview of records, military record requests, frequently asked questions, and links to other websites. Located at the National Archives in St. Louis.

National Resource Directory
https://www.nrd.gov/

“An online partnership of ’shared care’ providing information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration.”

Nationwide Graveside Locator
http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1

Search for burial locations of veterans by name, date of birth, or name of cemetery.

Veterans' Service Records
http://www.archives.gov/veterans

How to locate records, frequently asked questions, links to online collections, and two databases for finding materials, ARC and AAD, are accessible.

Veterans History Project
http://www.loc.gov/vets

Members of the public can donate material and participate in this project. Offers a searchable database, online collections, and stories. From the Library of Congress.

Local Help

Community Out Patient Clinic
1 Monro Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 800-461-8262
Fax: 609-898-9400

Department of Veterans Affairs, Newark Regional Office
http://www.vba.va.gov/ro/east/newrk

"The Newark VA Regional Office is one of fifty-seven stations located throughout the Nation that provides services and benefits to honorably discharged veterans of the U. S. Military and their dependents. The Newark VA Regional Office services the 600,000 veterans residing in the State of New Jersey and their dependents. The Office processes claims for Compensation and Pension, Survivors' Benefits, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment."

Vet Center
6601 Ventnor Ave. Suite 105, Ventnor Bldg.
Ventnor, NJ 08406
Phone: 609-487-8387
Fax: 609-487-8910
Normal working hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.  In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends

NJ State Bar Association—Military Legal Assistance Program
http://www.njsba.com/resources/probono/military-legal-assistance/index.html

"This pro bono program provides assistance to New Jersey residents who have served overseas as active duty members of reserve components of the armed forces after September 11, 2001." Contact information is provided.

New Jersey County Veterans Service Offices
http://www.nj.gov/military/veterans/njguide/appendix-b.html

A listing of Veterans Services offices for each county in New Jersey.

Print Resources

Brown, Bruce C. Returning from the War on Terrorism : what every veteran needs to know to receive your maximum benefits Ocala, FL : Atlantic Pub. Group, c2008. Call # 362.86 BR

Michel, Christopher P. The military advantage : a comprehensive guide to your military & veterans benefits New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, c2006. Call # 362.86 MI

Roche, John D., Maj. The veteran's survival guide : how to file and collect on VA claims Washington, DC : Potomac Books, c2006. Call # 331.25 RO

Tick, Edward War and the soul : healing our nation's veterans from post-traumatic stress disorder  Wheaton, IL : Quest Books, c2005. Call # 616.85 TI

Webber, Larry The complete idiot's guide to your military and veterans benefits New York, NY : Alpha Books, c2008. Call # 362.86 WE

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