The Veterans’ Services Officer (VSO) works out of the Town Hall and is knowledgeable about an array of federal, state, and local benefits to which veterans and dependents may be entitled. The job is to help veterans in the community learn about, apply for, and in some cases, receive benefits. Every VSO is a veteran.
Chapter 115 Public Assistance for The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers a need-based program of financial and medical assistance for veterans and their dependents known as M.G.L. Chapter 115 (Chapter 115). Qualifying Veterans and their dependents may receive necessary financial assistance for food, shelter, clothing, fuel, and medical care in accordance with a formula, which takes into account the number of dependents and income from all sources. Widows of deceased veterans are provided with the same benefits as if the veteran were still living. Every city and town has a VSO who administers this program for those with a discharge under honorable conditions. Applications are available from the VSO in the community where the veteran resides. The VSO can help veterans complete their application for Chapter 115 benefits.
|Gerry Clark||Veteran's Services Agent||(413) 247-9200|