Apply for financial help for veterans

Learn how to apply for financial help for veterans

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Veterans and their dependents can apply for financial help from Massachusetts. 

To apply for veterans' benefits in Massachusetts, you should contact your community's Veterans Service Officer (VSO). There is a VSO assigned to every city and town in Massachusetts. 

Find if you're an eligible veteran or dependent here.

If you are a veteran, your VSO may ask you for the following documents, including: 

  • DD214 or other discharge certificate
  • Income verification (pay stubs, award letters or other documents showing monthly income)
  • Shelter verification (rent receipt or mortgage payment)

 

If you are the dependent of a veteran, your VSO may ask you for proof that you're an eligible dependent, including: 

  • Marriage certificate (for spouse or widow/widower of a veteran)
  • Birth certificate or adoption record with name of eligible veteran as parent (for child of a veteran)
  • Death certificate (for widow/widower of a veteran, child of deceased veteran)
  • Birth certificate of veteran with name of parent (for parent of a veteran)
  • Public record or statements from the veteran or other knowledgeable people, showing that the applicant stood in place of a parent to the veteran for five years immediately preceding the veteran's wartime service (for person in place of a parent to a veteran)

Fees for Apply for financial help for veterans

There is not cost to apply

How to apply Apply for financial help for veterans

To apply for veterans' benefits in Massachusetts, you should contact your community's Veterans Service Officer (VSO). There is a VSO assigned to every city and town in Massachusetts. 

  1. Find your VSO online here
  2. Visit during your VSO's office hours
  3. Submit an application for benefits

 

To apply for veterans' benefits in Massachusetts by phone, start by calling  contact your community's Veterans Service Officer (VSO). There is a VSO assigned to every city and town in Massachusetts. 

  1. Find your VSO online here
  2. Call your VSO and discuss the benefits you may be eligible for
  3. Gather your documents 
  4. Submit an application for benefits

Next steps for Apply for financial help for veterans

  1. Prove your eligibility

    Your VSO will likely contact you with a request to prove your eligibility. Provide documents to support your application, and your application will continue processing.

  2. Recertify every year

    Each year, your VSO will work with you to prove your are still eligible for benefits. 

    This happens in January every year. 

     

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