PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2017

Union County, NJ – Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds military veterans who have filed their DD-214 papers that they can obtain free proof of service ID cards from the County Clerk’s main office in midtown Elizabeth or the annex office in Westfield. Veterans who have not yet filed their DD-214 papers can do so by bringing the original to the Elizabeth or Westfield office. There is no charge for either service.

“Streamlining access to ID cards and discharge certificates is an important first step that helps  military veterans obtain benefits and resources without incurring additional costs or delay,” said Ms. Rajoppi. “My office is honored to assist veterans in obtaining these documents as quickly and conveniently as possible.”

“Throughout the year we appreciate the service our veterans have given, and in November it is all the more important to recognize their contributions to the Union County community and to our country,” Ms. Rajoppi added.

Veterans can call the County Clerk at 908-659-7403 for information on obtaining a free military discharge documentation identification card. The card is available to any veteran who has filed an Honorable Discharge form DD-214. The card bears a book and page number confirming the honorable discharge.

Veterans can also call 908-659-7403 for information on obtaining a copy of their Honorable Discharge form DD-214 free of charge.

Other County Clerk services for veterans include a free Veteran Peddlers Licenses. For more information on these licenses, call the County Clerk at 908-527-4967.

An online directory of discounts for goods and services offered to veterans by Union County businesses is available at the County Clerk’s Veteran Discounts page, ucnj.org/county-clerk/veteran-discounts.

“We always welcome new businesses to join the directory, as a demonstration of their interest in supporting veterans and their families,” said Ms. Rajoppi.

Businesses interested in joining the directory can fill out an online form at ucnj.org/county-clerk/veteran-discounts, in the “Add Service/Business” tab.

Quick links for additional veterans services and programs in Union County are available online at ucnj.org/uc-hero.

For all County Clerk services, office hours and locations visit ucnj.org/county-clerk.

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