Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services

Filed Under: Veterans
600 Washington Street. 7th Floor
Boston, ma 02111
Phone: 617-210-5480
Fax: 617-210-5755
Who to Contact
Local Veterans’ Services Officer

Financial and Medical Assistance
Under Chapter 115 of Mass. General Laws, the Commonwealth provides a program of financial and medical assistance for indigent veterans and their dependents.

Bonuses and Annuities
A one-time bonus payment for service during wartime and an annuity in the amount of $2,000 for certain veterans and their spouses, as well as Gold Star Parents.

Mission Direct Vet
Mission Direct Vet is a jail diversion program that provides services and treatment to veterans as an alternative to incarceration.

Tax and Motor Vehicles
Veterans are allowed certain tax exemptions and motor vehicle benefits such as license plates, excise tax exemptions, and vehicle registration exemptions.

Pension Program
The Pension Program provides elderly veterans or eligible spouses with assistance in applying for VA Non-Service Connected Pensions and/or Chapter 115 benefits.

Family Benefits
State and federal veterans’ benefits are available to the dependents (spouse, children, parents) of eligible veterans.

Guard and Reserve
An assortment of information, questions, and answers that may help recently called-up Guard and Reserve members and their families.

Federal Benefits and Services
The federal government offers benefits, services, and programs for veterans and their families, as well as members of the Reserve Component.

Financial Education Resources
Online resources to help veterans, service members, and families with finances.

The federal Veterans’ Administration for benefits information can be reached at 1-800-827-1000. They also have a web site with useful information at For VA health eligibility, call 1-877-222-8387.

Service hours

Monday-Friday, 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on state holidays


While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated February 5, 2019