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Monmouth County forms partnership with VA to serve disable veterans

Monmouth County officials announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide vocational rehabilitation and educational services to disabled military veterans.

The County’s Division of Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services/ Aging Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) and the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Division have employed a fulltime Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to further serve and support County vets.

A welcoming ceremony hosted by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders was held today at the Agriculture Building at 4000 Kozloski Road in Freehold Township.

“It is important to remember that this partnership between the County and the VA was formulated to support the courageous veterans who have sacrificed so much to keep our great Country safe,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Division of Aging, Disabilities and Veteran’s Services. “On behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders, I am very proud to say that Monmouth County resident veterans will no longer have to travel outside of the County to receive the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation & Educational Services.”

The VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will be located inside the ADRC and provide vocational rehabilitation counseling, case management and employment services for disabled veterans that are eligible and entitled to the rehabilitation services regardless of age or condition. The ADRC and the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will collaborate extensively to not only offer vocational rehabilitation services and benefits, but also extend all resources provided by the Division of Aging, Disabilities and Veteran Services to Monmouth County veterans.

The County will continue to provide information and assistance for seniors and persons with disabilities as well as comprehensive case management and claim management developed for Monmouth County veterans.

Click here for more information about the Division of Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services.

Posted: September 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

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