BAYONNE, NJ – U.S. Reps. Albio Sires (NJ, 8th District) and Donald Payne Jr. (NJ, 10th District) and Bayonne Mayor James Davis announced that a Veterans Claim Clinic will be held Oct. 5 at Catholic War Veterans Post 1612 in Bayonne.
The event will allow veterans to meet one-on-one with a representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to discuss benefits, claims, compensation or entitlements.
“We must always ensure that veterans, service members and their families have access to the quality health care and resources they have earned and deserve,” said Congressman Payne Jr. “Our clinic will provide local veterans of all ages with an accessible, one-stop shop ...”
“All too often, our veterans are discouraged by the steps it takes to receive their VA benefits,” said Congressman Sires. “I am grateful that the Newark Regional Office of the VA has offered to meet with veterans … to work with them on the issues they may have. Our veterans … shouldn’t have to cut through red tape just to get the services that they were promised.”
The visit by the VA will also allow veterans to discuss ongoing claims and appeals.
This initiative is part of the VA’s efforts to enhance veterans’ services by making its department more accessible to those residing in New Jersey.
"I thank Congressmen Albio Sires and Donald Payne Jr. for sponsoring this event, which will provide our veterans with easy, convenient access to quality health care services," said Bayonne Mayor James Davis. "Our vets put their lives on the line for our way of life. In appreciation, we should continue to reach out a helping hand, and provide vital services ..."
Meetings with a VA representative are by appointment only. Veterans interested in meeting with a VA representative should call (202) 225-7919 to schedule an appointment.
The CWV Post 1612 is located at 18 W. 23rd St.