Veteran Services

Veteran's Day Parade Meeting 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 17, at Marshfield VFW
         

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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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.                


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



           Ensuring all Massachusetts veterans have a stable place to call home      
            
Help End Homelessness Among Veterans
                 Make the Call: 877-4AID-VET

The Massachusetts Integrated Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
The single best way to help Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless is to connect them with VA. Each VA medical center has a homeless coordinator on staff and specific programs that provide Veterans the support they need to establish or maintain safe, stable housing. VA has also established the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (877-4AID-VET, or 877-424-3838), a toll-free hotline available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained responders—many of them Veterans themselves—are available to provide support to Veterans and their loved ones who lack safe, secure housing. These services are also available on an online chat at 
va.gov/homeless.

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MILITARY DISCOUNTS: http://www.military.com/discounts
And dowload local list: 174 stores and services offering military discounts!

VALOR ACT II Benefits Veterans can now qualify for reduced fees on state professional licenses and waivers for initial license and application fees. .Read more


"Honor-A-Veteran" Brick Program Order Form


The Greater Plymouth Council of Human Services Agencies
Crisis Prevention, Domestic Violence, Developmental Services, Education Services, Family Services and more..

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

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

 

Federal Benefits Handbookor click here to view online

Military Retired Handbooks
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Download

Click to see whats new in the Veterans Corner!!
Job Postings, News and Veteran Events, Career Assistance and Training



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 Numbers

  • Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
  • TBI Helpline (traumatic brain injury): (888) VET-1TBI (888-838-1824)
  • VA Healthcare Boston: (800) 865-3384 (follow the prompts)
  • Veterans Crisis Line: (800)-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • VA Benefits: (800) 827-1000 For information about: Education, Home Loan, Disability, Medical Care, Burial, Life Insurance and Sexual Trauma
  • VA Caregiver Support Line: (855) 260-3274 (are you caring for a veteran at home?)
  • VA Life Insurance: (800) 669-8477
  • VA Education (GI Bill): (888) 442-4551
  • VA Health Care Benefits: (877) 222-8387
  • VA Income Verification and Means Testing: (800) 929-8387
  • VA Mammography Helpline: (888) 492-7844
  • VA Gulf War/Agent Orange Helpline: (800) 749-8387
  • VA Status of Headstones and Markers: (800)-697-6947
  • VA Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): (800) 829-4833
  • Social Security: (800) 772-1213
  • Medicare: (800) 638-6833
  • The White House: (202) 456-1414
  • Unites States Senate: (202) 224-3121
  • United States Congress: (202) 225-3121
  • Small Business Administration: (800) 827-5722
  • I.R.S.: (800)-829-1040



HELPFUL LINKS*

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


         

Veteran Organizations