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From the June 2001 Cyberspace News

Benefits For Seniors

State Benefits: New Jersey residents age 62 and older are entitled to a Senior Citizen Pass for state parks. This pass allows any holder free entry and free parking at any park, forest or historic site that is administered by the Division of Parks & Forestry. Note that this pass does not include overnight camping or other fees within the facilities. Applications for a Senior Citizen Pass should be made to:

Administrative Services
Division of Parks & Forestry
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
PO Box 404
Trenton, NJ 08625-0404

Or you can call them at 1/800-843-6420 or 609/984-0370. For more information, log onto:
        www.state.nj.us/health/senior/benefits/recreation.htm#pass

Proof of age must be submitted with the application.

Federal Benefits: The Golden Age Passport is a lifetime entrance permit for people age 62 and older. The permit covers national parks, monuments, historic sites, recreation areas and national wildlife refuges that charge entrance fees. It also provides a 50% discount on federal use fees which are charged for facilities and services like parks, which are charged for facilities and services like parking, camping, etc. The Golden Age Passport admits the permit holder and a carload of accompanying guests. When entry is not via private car, the passport admits the permit holder, spouse, and children. This permit must be obtained in person and is available at most federally-operated recreation areas. There is a one-time $10 processing charge; proof of age must be supplied.

You can apply at:
1. The Morristown National Historical Park, Washington Place, Morristown (the museum behind the Ford Mansion)
2. The Edison National Historic Site, Main Street and Lakeside Avenue, West Orange

For more information, contact:
Director, Mid-Atlantic Region Office
National Park Service
200 Chestnut Street
US Customs House Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215/597-0718

For more information, log onto: www.state.nj.us/health/senior/federal benefits/recreation.htm

Thanks to George Morris for this information!


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