Vietnam Veterans' of America Chapter 899 New Jersey

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Veterans Benefits



General Doyle Cemetery - Burial benefits include a gravesite, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a grave marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Burial benefits available for spouses and dependents include burial with the veteran, perpetual care, and the spouse or dependents name and date of birth and death will be inscribed on the veteran's grave marker, at no cost to the family. Eligible spouses and dependents may be buried, even if they predecease the veteran.

Click the below website for Veteran eligibility and further information.

Dependant Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
DIC is a monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of a

·         military service member who died while on active duty, OR

·         veteran whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease, OR

·         veteran whose death resulted from a non service-related injury or disease, and who was receiving, or was entitled to receive, VA Compensation for service-connected disability that was rated as totally disabling

-          for at least 10 years immediately before death, OR

-          since the veteran’s release from active duty and for at least five years immediately preceding death, OR

-          for at least one year before death if the veteran was a former prisoner of war who died after September 30, 1999.

Click the below website for dependent eligibility and further information.

VA Supplied Hearing Aids and Eyeglasses – If you are currently enrolled in and receiving health care from a VA Medical Center or VA Outpatient Clinic, you are eligible for hearing aids and eyeglasses if you:

    • receive compensation for a service-connected disability, or
    • are a former prisoner of war, or received a Purple Heart medal or
    • receive increased pension for regular aid and attendance or being permanently housebound
Otherwise, hearing aids and eyeglasses will be provided only in special circumstances, and not for normally occurring hearing or vision loss.

State of New Jersey Veteran Benefit Highlights:
- New Jersey War Dates for Vietnam Service are December 31, 1960 - May 7, 1975

- New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal for Combat Veterans- NJ residents at time of induction
- New Jersey Vietnam Service Medal for current NJ Residents who were “In Country”
- New Jersey Meritorious Service Medal for Combat Veterans not NJ residents when inducted
- Operation Recognition: High School Diplomas for Veterans POW and MIA
- Tuition Benefits
- War Orphans Tuition
- Vietnam Veterans Tuition Credit
- Veterans Preference for Hiring in New Jersey Civil Service
Veterans Status for Civil Service and Pension Plans
- Employment or promotion of persons awarded Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Air - Force Cross or Navy Cross
Purchasing Military Service for Civil Service Pensions – PERS
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- New Jersey Property Tax Exemption for Veterans
- New Jersey Property Tax Deduction
- No-fee License to Vend
- Licenses for Real Estate Brokers, Agents and Solicitors
- No Fee Automobile Registration
- Catastrophic Entitlement
- Veterans Haven
Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Veterans
Stand Down Operations
- Transportation Program
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Readjustment Counseling
- NJ Veterans Memorial Homes at Paramus, Menlo Park and Vineland
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Click the below link for complete information regarding NJ Veteran Benefits:

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI)


  1. You were released from active duty under other than dishonorable conditions on or after April 25, 1951
  2. You were rated for a service-connected disability (even if only 0%)
  3. You are in good health except for any service-connected conditions
  4. You apply within 2 years from the date VA grants your new service-connected disability. (Note: An increase in an existing service-connected disability or the granting of individual unemployability of a previous rated condition does not entitle a veteran to this insurance.)

Waiver of Premiums for Totally Disabled Veterans: Under certain conditions, the basic S-DVI policy provides for a waiver of premiums in case of total disability. Also, policyholders who carry the basic S-DVI coverage and who become eligible for a waiver of premiums due to total disability can apply for and be granted additional Supplemental S-DVI of up to $20,000.

Supplemental S-DVI: The Veterans' Benefits Act of 1992, provided for $20,000 of supplemental coverage to S-DVI policyholders. Premiums may not be waived on this supplemental coverage. S-DVI policyholders are eligible for this supplemental coverage if:

  • They are eligible for a waiver of premiums.
  • They apply for the coverage within one year from notice of the grant of waiver.
  • are under age 65

Click the below link for complete information regarding Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance:

The remainder of this page is under construction! For further information regarding benefits, please contact or click the below link to the Burlington County NJ veteran's benefits page or to the Veterans Administrations (VA) home page.

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