Special Programs

Hire a Vet Program

Phone: 201-336-6329 

The division maintains a list of available employment opportunities, and regularly calls on industry and organizations seeking employment opportunities for veterans. Staff attempts to match the veteran with employer needs.


Phone: 201-368-5955 

Transportation to Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in New Jersey is available Monday through Friday through a coordinated effort with the Bergen County Division of Community Transportation and the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Flag Distribution

Phone: 201-336-6325 

Each year, the Division of Veterans Services provides various veterans groups and Boy Scout Troops with United States flags for Memorial Day placement on the graves of war veterans buried in Bergen County cemeteries.


Phone: 201-336-6325 

Veterans who were honorably or generally discharged from the military and have passed away may be interred in the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, New Jersey. Their place of rest is marked and cared for perpetually.

Alfred J. Thomas Home for Veterans

The Alfred J. Thomas Home provides transitional housing and support services for veterans. Our mission is to ensure that Bergen County homeless veterans are assisted in their return to the community by becoming self-sufficient through rehabilitation. The home is named for Alfred J. Thomas, who started the Bergen County Tracers Program, which uses a nontraditional approach to link homeless veterans to community-based entitlements and services. 

Mr. Thomas was a U.S. Army veteran who served in World War II, a member of the Division of Veterans Services Advisory Council, and a life-long member of VFW Post #5561 of Bogota. Learn more about donations to the home.

Veterans Affairs Entitlements

Honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. military are entitled to many benefits. The New Jersey Veterans Guide is available online and explains federal and New Jersey benefits. You may also request a hard copy by calling 1-800-624-0508.

View veterans' military records provided by the National Archives.

Bergen County Military Service Medal

Bergen County offers a service medal to all county residents, currently living or who died in the county, who have been honorably discharged from the U.S. military. The Bergen County Military Service Medal will also be awarded posthumously to county residents who died while serving. 

Download the application form.


The Veterans' Honorary Service Card

The Veterans' Honorary Service Card is offered as a convenience through the Bergen County Clerk's Office. Many business and organizations in Bergen County are currently offering discounts to Veterans, and this card should only be used where it is accepted.

  • Always check with the retailer before shopping to inquire as to whether the card will be accepted
  • The wallet sized cards will be issued to veterans who present a copy of their military service records
  • Please note that participation in any discount or amount offered will be at the sole discretion of the vendor / retailer at which you are shopping

Retailers that have traditionally provided discounts to veterans:

  • Apple
  • Arby's
  • AT&T
  • AutoZone
  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Burger King
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Dell Computers
  • Denny's
  • Dress Barn
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Foot Action
  • Footlocker
  • IHOP
  • Jiffy Lube
  • KFC
  • Lerner
  • Long John Silver
  • Lowe's
  • Meineke
  • Michaels Arts & Crafts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • New York and Company
  • Payless Shoes
  • Pizza Hut
  • Professional sports teams
  • Quiznos
  • Ripley's attractions and museums
  • Sears Portrait Studio
  • Sizzler
  • Sonic
  • Spencer's Gifts
  • Taco Bell
  • The Discovery Channel Store
  • The Finish Line
  • Timberland Outlets
  • Wilson's Leather

Please note that participation in any discount or amount offered will be at the sole discretion of the vendor/retailer at which you are shopping. 

Contact Us

Shaun Hutchinson


Phone: 201-336-6325 • Fax: 201-336-6327

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 Bergen County Department of Human Services

One Bergen County Plaza  • 2nd Floor • Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076

Phone: 201-336-7474 • Fax: 201-336-7450

Hours: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm (varies by division)