The mission of the Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) is to be the chief advocate for the nearly half-million veterans of the Commonwealth and their families. DVS establishes policy, proposes legislation, ensures that adequate funding for veterans' programs is included in the Governor's budget, and represents the interests of veterans in matters coming before the General Court. In addition, DVS represents all state agencies and individual veterans before the federal Department of Veterans Affairs in securing federal compensation and other benefits that might be available.


Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Veterans' Services
600 Washington Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
fax: 617-210-5755

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on state holidays
Program Offices

Employee Directory

Employee Directory


Secretary Francisco Ureña was sworn in as Secretary of Veterans' Services in January 2015.


The Department of Veterans' Services is governed by Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) section 108 and Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 115.