Veteran Services


                             HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!


Contact:                                   
William C. Dodge
bdodge@townofmarshfield.org
Veteran's Service Officer

Carin L. Smith
csmith@townofmarshfield.org
Deputy Veteran's Service Officer

Address:
870 Moraine Street
Marshfield, MA 02050           
Phone: (781) 834-5576   
Fax: (781) 837-1239       


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PARADES For Participation/ Registration
 and Info Click here


 
CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF LOCAL VETERANS SERVICE OFFICERS BY TOWN


                [ Veterans Memorial Park Reservations click here ]
                                                                        



    Our Mission The mission of the Marshfield Department of Veterans’ Services
is to be the chief advocate for Marshfield veterans and their families.The Marshfield Department of Veterans' Services provides information and assistance in obtaining any federal state or local veterans benefit or veterans services to which they may be entitled. Examples of these benefits include but are not limited to VA Disability Claims and PensionsFinancial and Medical Assistance under MGL Chapter 115, Pension with Aid and Attendance, Property Tax Exemptions , Annuities and Deferrals, etc. Our goal is to provide this service with the dignity and respect these men and women have earned through their service to our nation.      


Are my Benefits TAXABLE?
Find out what benefits (Compensation, Retired Pay, etc) are taxable in your State.




VETERAN RESOURCE BOOKS

1. Massachusetts Guide to Veterans' Laws & Benefits
Laws and Benefits Document (downloadable)

2. Resource Guide for Veterans and Service Members
http://www.mass.gov/ago/docs/civilrights/vets-guide.pdf

3. 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.

4. Military Retired Handbooks- Download



Definition of "Veteran" G.L. Chapter 4, Section 7, Clause 43

SELECTIVE SERVICE.. Do you need to register??

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MILITARY RECORDS REQUEST

DD 214 REQUESTS, CORRECTIONS AND UPGRADES

VA FORM LIBRARY (use the library so you know you have the most up to date forms. VA will not accept out of date forms.


******SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT******

Ready To Eat! 30 Years of the MRE: A New Kind of Ration


 For the last three decades, and for at least as many generations of warfighters, the individual combat ration known as the “Meal, Ready-to-Eat” or MRE has been a staple of modern warfare and training. First produced in 1981, the MRE ushered in a new era of combat feeding. Gone were the cumbersome metal cans which enclosed the rations that preceded it – from the Vietnam-era “Meal, Combat Individual” stretching back to the “C” and “K” rations of the Korean conflict and World War II



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Guard and Reserve Members- Click to Check on your VA Benefits! -VAGuardReserve.pdf


GET THE VA HEALTHCARE MOBILE APP!







VA Home Loan- Apply online for your VA Certificate of Eligibility here through E Benefits

Family Flyer-Supporting Families of Cape Cod and Southeastern NE Workshops, Career and Job Opportunities, Family Readiness




Women Veterans' Network: The mission of the Women Veterans' Network is to provide women with information on benefits; expand   awareness of the needs of women veterans; and identify available health and human resources to meet those needs.
Call 617-210-5781.


 

VETERANS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

Veterans, you have a right to:

  • File a written application for veterans’ benefits at anytime. You can insist upon this right, even if told that you are ineligible.
  • Get help from your local city or town veterans’ agent or town clerk in completing your application. [M.G.L., Chapter 115, Section3]
  • Receive a full explanation of the services and veteran’s benefits available under M.G.L., Chapter 115, as well as other available benefits.
  • Receive a written notice and explanation of the approval or denial of your application for benefits. [108 CMR 8:02 (1)]
  • Be treated with dignity and respect and to receive accurate, courteous, and timely service.
  • Appeal and request a hearing if you disagree with any action taken in your case. [108 CMR 8:07(1)]
  • Expect confidentiality; personal information will not be collected or used except for the purpose of determining your eligibility for benefits.
  • Receive fair and equal treatment without regard to veterans’ status [M.G.L., Chapter 40, Section 51] race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex or handicap. [M.G.L, Chapter 151B, Section 3]
  • Preference in public employment. [M.G.L., Chapter 31, Section 25 and Chapter 41, Section 112]

For additional information on your rights, speak to your local city or town Director of Veterans’ Services/Veterans’ Service Officer by calling your local city or town hall, or call the Department of Veterans’ Services at (617) 727-3578 or their web site: www.state.ma.us/veterans.



HELPFUL LINKS*

Links to help you find all the benefits you may be eligible for: