Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Department of Veterans' Services

Web Site:

Organization Chart


The mission of the Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) is to act as the chief advocate for the nearly 400,000 Commonwealth veterans and their families. We do this by: helping veterans navigate available federal, state and local programs and benefits and other resources; serving as a clearinghouse of information for veterans and their families; coordinating veterans services across state agencies and local governments; developing innovative, flexible programming and outreach to address veterans' needs; providing individualized support and interventions where necessary; providing leadership and proactively responding to systematic issues and policies that impact veterans and their families; and providing a dignified resting place for fallen heroes.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 115 S. 1-15 Veterans' Benefits


108 CMR Department of Veterans' Services



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