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Veteran Services

Veterans’ Benefits is a financial assistance office for needy veterans and their dependents who are out of work due to illness or injury, or who have been laid off from their jobs and are awaiting unemployment benefits, workers compensation, Social Security or other benefits. Although administering Chapter 115 benefits is the primary objective of the department, we also provide many other services to Veterans who are not seeking financial assistance.

The mission of Veterans’ Services is to provide quality support services and benefits to veterans and their dependents in need of emergency financial and medical care under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 115.

The Veterans’ Services office is a one-stop location for all veterans’ needs. Office services include:

Annuities | Awards & Medals | Burial Information | Chapter 115 | Benefits | Clothing | Education | Elder Services | Employment Flags & Markers | Financial Assistance | Food | Graves Care | Housing | License Plates | Medical Assistance | Pensions | Prescription/Medical Assistance Real Estate Tax Abatements | Record Retention | Sales Tax Exemptions | Shelter

The office serves as a liaison between veterans and the state and federal veterans agencies. Additional information is also available by visiting the websites for the state’s Veterans’ Services as well as the Veterans Administration.