Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

The Morris County Department of Senior, Disability and Veteran Services has prepared a packet of information for returning Gulf War veterans that is designed to help them proceed easily through the Veterans Administration.

The packet includes a roster of important telephone numbers to call for assistance, including contact information for the VA hospitals in Lyons and East Orange and the veterans clinic in Morristown; a New Jersey Veterans Guide; an application for enrollment into the VA Health Care System; and information about disability benefits for wounded veterans.

“We understand that navigating through a government agency can, at times, be frustrating,” said Freeholder William J. Chegwidden, freeholder liaison to veterans services.

“The information contained in the packet is intended to make it easier for Morris County’s veterans to learn about and obtain the services they have earned.”

Other items in the packet include details about Morris County’s Distinguished Military Service Medal Program.

An information packet as well as additional information pertaining to veterans programs may be obtained by contacting Charles Jurgensen, Morris County Veteran Services Coordinator, at (973) 285-6866.