State Laws, Regulations, and Programs

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has the most comprehensive system of assistance for veterans of any state in the nation. This benefits system traces its roots back to 1636, when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony were at war with the Pequot Indians. Pilgrims passed a law which stated that disabled soldiers would be supported by the colony.

This statewide assistance program is administered locally in your city or town. You must contact your local Veterans' Director/Agent for assistance.

Laws and Regulations

General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 115, Veterans Benefits

108 CMR 2004

State Programs

Definitions of Massachusetts Veterans

Public Assistance

Education Benefits

Motor Vehicle Benefits

Property Tax Exemptions


Outreach and Counseling


Women Veterans

Veterans' Bonuses and Annuities

Burial Benefits

Military Records and State Memorials

Rights of Guard and Reserve Members Called-Up

Other Sources of Assistance

Commonwealth of Mass Department of Veterans' Services

Quick Links

Contact Information

Neil MacInnes-Barker

Manager of Benefits and Services:
Jeremy Halsdorff

Administrative Assistant:
Siobhan Stoney





51 Inman St.
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:00am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am-5pm
Friday: 8:00am-12pm

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