Marshfield Veterans' Services


HALF STAFF   Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings effective  Friday August 19, 2016 from sunrise until sunset. In honor of Corporal Ronald Morh Sparks, an American Prisoner of War killed while in captivity at POW Camp 1, Changsong, Democratic People's Republic of North Korea on 26 May 1951. His remains have been identified and are returning home to be laid to rest.



      


Contact:                                

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

Carin L. Paulette
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.

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MARSHFIELD VETERAN'S COUNCIL






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Want a Veterans ID Card?

One from the VA could be available for you in 2017. Stay tuned for updates..


"Sent to President Obama’s Desk for Signature

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s bill allowing all veterans in America to receive an official identification card has been unanimously approved by Congress and now goes to President Obama’s desk for his signature.  The U.S. House put the final seal of approval on Buchanan’s “Veterans ID Card Act” (H.R. 91) this evening by a vote of 411-0."








                                          
 

               
  






PARADES For Participation/ Registration contact Marshfield Veteran Council ( Click here)


Hearing Aids through VA, Are you eligible?                                                          

 



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VETERAN RESOURCES
 

AM I A VETERAN?  Definition of "Veteran" G.L. Chapter 4, Section 7, Clause 43 

Eligibility also found in the Federal Benefits and Services book.
2014_federal_benefits_for_veterans_english_1.pdf


REFERENCES

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

2014_federal_benefits_for_veterans_english_1.pdf The federal government offers benefits, services, and programs for veterans and their families, as well as members of the Reserve Component.

4. Retired Military Handbooks- Download


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.

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




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ATTN: VETERANS! DON’T GET RIPPED OFF!

Getting a copy of your records is FREE and easy  The Story goes like this:  There was a veteran who needed his DD 214 Discharge in a rush. He did a Google search and found a website that stated for $89.00, a credit card and his SS#, they could retrieve his DD 214 Discharge for him. So what this company does is send a form SF180 request to National Personal Records Center. THIS IS A FREE FORM AND A FREE REQUESTTHAT ANY VETERAN CAN DO THIS HIM/HERSELF! Also, any Veteran organization can assist veterans FOR FREE with claims, discharge and records requests, education and any other issues they have. Please pass this along to the veterans you know and don’t let them get ripped off.


                      

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





 
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:


EBenefits How to Apply for VA Benefits