- Veterans' Services Department
Veterans' Services Department
The City of Cambridge's Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) serves as an advocate for all veterans and their dependents. The department advises clients as to the availability of state services and benefits to which they are entitled to. In addition, DVS provides financial assistance to needy veterans, surviving spouses and their dependents.
DVS also assists veterans in applying for federal VA benefits, such as service connected compensations, non-service connected disability pensions, medical benefits, home loans, educational benefits, death and burial benefits, as well as pension benefits for those veterans in nursing homes or are housebound.
The department coordinates public events on Patriots', Veterans, and Memorial Days, including a Memorial Day Parade. On Memorial Day, over 9000 flags are placed on the graves of veterans interred in Cambridge cemeteries. In addition, DVS coordinates the dedication of streets, squares and parks named after veterans who were killed in action.
Located a few blocks from Central Square, the department is fully accessible for persons with a disability. A reasonable accomodation is available upon request.
Are you eligible?
If you're a Cambridge resident who has either been honorably discharged from the Armed Services or are the surviving spouse of a veteran, you may be eligible for benefits.
The Veteran's Services Department honors US Veterans several times each year. View photos from previous Patriots' Day, Memorial Day, and Veteran's Day Observances.