Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi invites veterans to use free services offered by her office, including proof of service identification, copies of their honorable discharge forms and an online directory of local businesses that offer discounts for veterans.
“If you are a veteran looking for ways to trim your household budget and get documentation of your service without incurring additional costs, please call or visit my office,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “My knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you with these services in recognition of Veterans Day, and every day of the year.”
Veterans can also visit Union County online at ucnj.org/uc-hero for quick links to additional services and programs of interest to veterans.
“Together with Ms. Rajoppi, the Freeholder Board has been working to ensure that our veterans and their families can access all of the information and resources available to them as quickly and easily as possible,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.
Veterans can call the County Clerk at 908-659-7403 for information on obtaining a free military discharge documentation identification card. The ID card is available to any veteran who has filed an Honorable Discharge form DD-214. The card bears a book and page number confirming the honorable discharge.
Veterans can also call 908-659-7403 for information on obtaining a copy of their Honorable discharge form DD-214 free of charge.
The County Clerk’s office provides a Veterans Peddlers License free of charge to Union County residents. For more information on these licenses, call the County Clerk at 908-527-4967.
An online directory of discounts for goods and services offered to veterans by local businesses is available at the County Clerk’s Veteran Discounts page, ucnj.org/county-clker/veteran-discounts.
“Businesses interested in joining our directory can also visit the Veteran Discounts page and provide their information in a brief online form,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “I encourage our local business community to participate as a small token of appreciation for those who have served our country.”
UC-HERO is a 2016 initiative of Chairman Bergen, designed to increase awareness of government services and programs available to veterans. More information is available atucnj.org/uc-hero or call the Union County Office of Veterans’ Affairs, 908-659-7407.