NEW JERSEY – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho that would allow permanently disabled veterans to submit less paperwork to the MVC for certain benefits was approved by the New Jersey Senate Thursday.
“Our disabled veterans should not have to go through needless red tape to secure basic benefits from the Motor Vehicle Commission,” said Oroho (R-24). “Under this bill, permanently disabled veterans who apply for special benefits through the MVC will only need to submit proof of their disability with their first application—not on renewal ones. This will improve efficiency at the MVC and allow our veterans to enjoy all of the benefits they so rightly earned in a timely manner.”
Under Oroho’s legislation, S-660, a military veteran who is 100 percent disabled is required to submit to the MVC a statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that he or she is permanently disabled on the initial application for disability parking privileges, but not on renewal applications.
“All permanently disabled veterans should be able to easily access the benefits they’ve earned,” Oroho said. “By removing excessive paperwork, we can help our heroes, and better serve our communities at the same time.”