Hey veterans: A free expo and legal clinic is coming to Morristown, April 27

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From the Morris County Freeholders:

MORRIS COUNTY AND MORRISTOWN TO HOLD VETERANS FREE LEGAL CLINIC AND BENEFITS EXPO APRIL 27

EVENT OPEN TO VETS FROM ALL 39 MORRIS TOWNS

A free Morris County Veterans Legal Clinic and Resources Expo will be on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Morristown town hall, hosted by the Morris County Veterans’ Services Office and the Morris County Bar Foundation, in cooperation with the Town of Morristown.

The clinic/expo will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 200 South St. in Morristown, on the third floor senior citizens room.

The event is open to veterans, current service members, and dependents from all 39 Morris County municipalities, who can get questions answered, guidance on issues of concern, and pick up key information on a variety of important issues to our military veterans of all ages.

“We urge our veterans to take advantage of this program to help ensure they are aware of services offered by the county, VA, and nonprofit agencies specifically geared to them,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “Our veterans have done so much for us, so we want to make sure we do our best to help them in their civilian lives.’’

“We at the Morris County Bar Foundation seek to use our legal skills and training for the betterment of our Morris County Community, and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve our veterans as they have served us,’’ said Jennifer McAndrew Vuotto, past president of the Morris County Bar Foundation.

The following services/resources will be available for veterans:

  • Attorneys will provide a free legal consultation on mortgages, foreclosures, divorce, bankruptcy, driver’s license restoration, child support and wills. (This is a walk-in clinic; consultations last up to 20 minutes.)
  • Morris County Veterans Services Office will provide information on filing claims with the VA, and other services available to veterans.
  • VA Healthcare will offer information about its system, explaining eligibility and enrollment requirements.
  • The NJ Department of Labor will be on hand to provide resume reviews, interview assistance, and more job-related help.
  • Zufall Dental will offer information about discounted dental services for veterans, and make appointments for their mobile dental unit.
  • Morris County Office of Aging and Disabilities will discuss assistance programs available through their office.
  • The Morris County Clerk’s Office will issue Morris County Veterans ID Cards to honorably discharged veterans.

Note: veterans seeking the county ID card must bring their DD-214 and a picture ID showing Morris County residency

Free coffee and donuts will be served.

There also will be some transportation available for veterans to get to and from the clinic/expo. Specially marked vans will pick up veterans at 9 a.m. at three locations: The Morristown Train Station, at the Wal-mart in Ledgewood, and at the Wal-mart in Boonton.

The vans will leave the clinic/expo for a return trip at noon. 

Shuttles will pick vets up at those locations at 10 am and return at 2pm.

For more information, visit http://hs.morriscountynj.gov/vets-clinic/, or contact Veterans Services at (973) 285-6866 or email Ken Brenzel or Sabrina Baarda.

This event is brought to you by the Morris County Bar Foundation and the Morris County Veterans Services Office, with the generous cooperation of the Town of Morristown.

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