MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn announced that a county-issued photo identification card is now available free of charge to all U.S. military veterans living within Middlesex County.
Flynn said the Clerk’s Office is offering the card to better serve Middlesex County veterans and make it easier for them to qualify for certain benefits. “Filing for this new identification card creates a permanent record in the County Clerk’s Office in the event your DD-214 (discharge papers) becomes lost or damaged, and is needed as proof for property tax deductions or for V.A. benefits,” she said.
Flynn also added that the card can be used to participate in various discount programs and for identification when courtesies are extended to military personnel.
Veterans can get their photo ID card by visiting the County Clerk’s Office in the Middlesex County Administration Building at 75 Bayard Street in New Brunswick Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. There is no charge for the card and no appointment is required.
Veterans should bring their original DD-214 to be recorded by the county clerk’s office along with one of the following: a driver’s license, business mail or property tax bill. Married women requesting ID cards listing a name other than what appears on their DD-214, must also present legal documents that show that name change.
“As a county government, we are consistently seeking out new services that work to benefit our residents,” said Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano. “Because military papers can get damaged or lost, I urge Middlesex County veterans to take advantage of this opportunity and file copies of their DD-214 with the Clerk’s Office.”
For more information on obtaining a Middlesex County Veteran’s ID card, contact the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office at 1-732-745-5722 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“I want to commend the County Clerk’s Office for making this new ID card available,” said Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti, chair of the County’s Department of Community Services. “This initiative is a great addition to our successful programming for our veterans, including the new Housing Assistance program,” Valenti said. “It is another way we can give back to the men and women who have put themselves into harm’s way to protect our freedom.”
For more information on services for veterans, including the Veterans Housing Assistance Program, contact Middlesex County Veteran Services Coordinator Doug Breen at 1-732-745-4051 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
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