They Served & Sacrificed

Now we do our best to ensure the needs of Salem County Veterans are met and exceeded

Veterans Services

110 Fifth Street, Salem NJ 08079

856-339-8603 (Main)
609-774-7450 (Cell)
856-878-4639 (Fax)

Business Hours

Mon – Fri from 8:30am – 3:30pm
Appointments recommended to assure availability.

Veterans Crisis Line

One call can make a difference.

Message from Director



Services Offered to Veterans
and Their Families

Phone Counseling

A simple phone call is all that might be needed to make a difference in your life. No matter what you need help with, we're here for you.

Filing Claims

We provide assistance in preparing and filing claims in the County Office, in homes or assisted living facilities as needed.

Veterans Cemetery

Assistance working with funeral directors, obtaining markers and making arrangements for burial in the County Veterans Cemetery.

Military History

Assistance obtaining military history, awards and discharge papers, whether for the Veteran or family members researching their history.

Community Outreach

Conducts speaking engagements for educational purposes and participation in community parades, events and functions.

Special Affairs

Hosts special affairs throughout the year honoring our veterans, such as the “Salem County Salutes Our Armed Forces Enlistees Ceremony”.

We can help you understand and apply for:


Home Loans

Life Insurance




All veterans must enroll in VA Healthcare to be eligible for benefits such as:
Hearing Aids  ♦  Glasses  ♦  Long Term Care  ♦  VA Home Caregivers  ♦  VA Hospice  ♦  And more....

This enrollment will not interfere with any of your existing private programs or doctors. Please contact the Salem County Veterans’ Office for review of eligibility to enroll.

Director of Veterans Affairs

Joseph J. Hannagan, Jr.
*Contact for Toys for Toys of Salem County*


2020 Meetings

  • MARCH 19, 2020
  • MAY 14, 2020
  • AUGUST 13, 2020
  • NOVEMBER 12, 2020

Fifth Street Office Complex Conference Room



Joe Hannagan
Edward Hassler
Harry Springer
Pat Hassler
Jeff Ridgway
Sam Willis
Daniel Reilly
William Berglund
Jaci Bobbitt
Mark Taylor Jr.
Brenda Parris Banks
Lester Sutton
Fredrick Weisgerber
Bob Richards

Freeholder Liaisons

Scott Griscom
Mickey Ostrum (Alternate)


New “Intent to File” Process Established

A new “Intent to File” process has been established for Veterans and Survivors who intend to file a claim for VA compensation, pension, or survivors’ benefits, but need additional time to gather all of the information and evidence required to support their claim. WHAT...

Heroes With Hearing Loss Program

WHAT IS HEROES WITH HEARING LOSS (H2WHL) PROGRAM? The mission of the heroes with hearing loss program is to raise awareness and begin conversations about shared hearing loss experiences among veterans, their families and friends. It is specifically designed to provide...

Aid & Attendance

If you are a veteran overwhelmed with the high cost of long term  elder , such as paying for assisted living facilities, home care aids, adult daycare or skilled nursing, the veterans Aid and Attendance benefit could be a solution to help offset these rising care...

VA Appeals Modernization

Have you been waiting too long for a decision on your disability compensation appeal? NOW THERE’S RAMP VETERANS THAT OPT INTO "RAMP" RECEIVE A DECISION ON THEIR DISAGREEMENT IN AN AVERAGE OF 125 DAYS. WHAT IS RAMP? The Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) gives...

They Served & Sacrificed

Now we do our best to ensure the needs of Salem County Veterans are met and exceeded

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