Our Primary Duty
The City of Springfield Department of Veterans' Services’ primary duty is to provide information, counsel and assistance to veterans and their dependents as may be necessary to enable them to procure the benefits to which they are or may be entitled relative to employment, vocational, or other educational opportunities, hospitalization, medical care, pensions and other veteran benefits.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday
Springfield Department of Veterans Services
Veterans’ Bill of Rights
Veterans, you have a right to:
Chapter 115 Benefits
Under Chapter 115 of Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L. Ch. 115), the Commonwealth provides a uniform program of financial and medical assistance for indigent veterans and their dependents. Qualifying veterans and their dependents receive necessary financial assistance for food, shelter, clothing, housing supplies and medical care in accordance with a formula which takes into account the number of depenents and income from all sources. Eligible dependents of deceased veterans are provided with the same benefits as they would were the veteran still living.
The Springfield Department of Veterans Services can provide information about:
Annuities • Awards and Medals • Burial • Chapter 115 benefits • Education • Elder Services • Employment • Flags and Markers • Financial Assistance • Food • Graves Care • Housing • License Plates • Medical Assistance • Pensions • Pharmaceuticals • Real Estate Tax Exemption • Review of Discharge • Sales Tax Exemptions
The Springfield Department of Veterans' Services Should Be Your First Point of Contact.
The staff consists of:
Director of the Department of Veterans Services
Deputy Director of the Department of Veterans Services