Chapter 115 Benefits/Safety Net Program

Massachusetts veterans, if you are facing financial difficulties the MA Department of Veterans Services may be able to provide you with financial assistance.

Veterans may be eligible for benefits, which include:

  • Daily living expenses
  • Medical costs
  • Rent assistance
  • Support of dependents
  • Prevention of veteran homelessness

To help determine your eligibility and see what you may qualify for, please use the Mass Vet Benefit Calculator by clicking here.

Starting on March 16th, 2020 and during the course of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Department of Veterans’ Services has directed Veteran Service Officers to relax the application process and lessen the veterans burden in order to expedite the approval process.  These will remain in effect until the conclusion of the public health crisis. For more information on changes that have been made to the Chapter 115 – Safety Net Program, please click here.

Please call your local community’s Veterans Service Officer in your town or city to discuss and apply for these benefits. You can locate his/her telephone number and email address by visiting the Mass Vet Benefit Calculator.

If you are unable to reach your local veterans service officer then please contact the Department of Veterans Services directly by calling (617) 210-5480.

To access the Chapter 115/Safety Net Application, please click here.

For information regarding unemployment benefits, please click here.

For more information regarding SNAP benefits for veterans, please click here.