The Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) offers several financial benefits through its MASSVETS program.
A financial safety net for Massachusetts' veterans with little income, Chapter 115 benefits help pay for daily living expenses, medical costs, housing, and other necessities. DVS also offers an annuity to certain disabled veterans, parents of a deceased veteran, and the unmarried spouses of deceased veterans.
MASSVETS financial assistance programs for veterans and eligible dependents
Chapter 115 Benefits
The Department of Veterans' Services offers a financial safety net program, called Chapter 115 benefits, to veterans living in the Commonwealth with little income to help pay for daily living expenses, medical costs, housing, and other necessities. Veterans can connect with their local Veteran Service Officer to apply. Learn more and how to apply here.
The Department of Veterans' Services also offers an annuity to certain disabled veterans, parents of a deceased veteran, and the unmarried spouses of deceased veterans living in Massachusetts. The annuity is $2,000 which is payable biannually on August 1st and February 1st in two installments of $1,000 each. Learn more and apply here.
Find help outside of Massachusetts
Massachusetts veterans' benefits are for residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
If a veteran lives outside of Massachusetts, they may be eligible for benefits in their state of residence. Every state has an office or department of veterans' services. This office can provide information about veterans' benefits offered by that state. Find a list of state offices/departments of veterans' services here.