Welcome to the Vietnam Veterans of America New Jersey State Council
We are here to serve our Veterans with assistance and funding (coming soon to this website), as well as to promote legislation for the health and rights of veterans—we’ll even give veterans assistance with filing claims. So if it has anything to do with Veterans, it’s here... but if it’s not, or if you have an issue that has not been addressed, please let us know because you, our honored veteran, is our sole purpose to exist!
Please help us help our very deserving veterans. Donate whatever amount you can afford, which, of course, is tax deductible. On behalf of all of our Vietnam Veterans, thank you!
VA Chief: Time to Rethink Disability System; Current Setup ‘Not Sustainable’
It’s time to rethink a veteran disability system that “incentivizes disability,” Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said during a Friday forum in Washington, the same day President Trump signed new VA accountability legislation. (more)
Veterans Affairs Facing $1 Billion Shortfall
The VA was scolded by both parties over its budget Wednesday as lawmakers scurried to find a fix to an unexpected shortfall of more than $1 billion that would threaten medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming months. (more)
VA Standardizing Caregiver Plan Before Opening to Older Veterans
VA Secretary Shulkin told congressional committees he supports a change in law to expand the post-9/11 caregiver program so that its cash stipend and menu of support services can benefit caregivers to severely injured veterans from earlier generations. (more)
As the Choice Program Runs Out of Money This Year, VA Reiterates Need for Redesign
The Veterans Affairs Department is quickly running out of money in its Choice program account, one of several funding streams VA uses to pay for veterans to receive community health care. (more)
Proposed Cuts to Individual Unemployability a Non-Starter, Administration Acknowledges
“It was a bad idea to begin with... for almost a quarter of a million veterans over the age of 62,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America, referring to $186.5 billion budget proposal. (more)