The Department of Veterans Services provides assistance for all federal VA benefits and administers and oversees Chapter 115 State benefits for which veterans, spouses and dependents may be eligible.
Veterans Service Officer
We live in a state that is head and shoulders above all others in the way it treats Veterans and their families. Massachusetts is unique in that it has a Veterans Service Officer in every community. It is the Veterans Service Officer’s responsibility to inform and assist all Veterans, regardless of whether you have just recently returned from active duty or are a veteran from any previous engagement or era.
Resources, Programs & Benefits
There are many resources, programs and benefits available to Veterans and their families of which you may not be aware of and the Veterans Agent is available to explain and assist in determining if you are eligible. Programs include: Veterans Bonus for returning service members, especially for recent multiple deployments; Braintree homeowners who are "Citizen Soldiers may receive rebates on their property taxes paid while they were deployed; MGL Chapter 115 financial benefits for low income Seniors and unemployed veterans; Gold Star parents and widows annuities and tax exemptions; Disabled Veterans and/or their surviving spouse can be eligible for a property tax rebate.
Active Duty Service Members Coming Home
Do you have a family member or a loved one coming home from active duty service? Please contact our Veterans Services Office so the Town can properly thank them for their service and prepare them for civilian life. To contact the Veteran Services Office please email VSO Vincent Fountaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 781-794-8217.
Veterans Grave Registration
The Veterans Services Office wants to ensure all Veterans whose last resting place is in the Town of Braintree have an American Flag placed at their grave. If you have a loved one or family member who is a Veteran and are being buried at a cemetery in Braintree, please fill out the form below and return it to the Veterans Services Office located at 71 Cleveland Avenue.
Advise & Give Guidance
This office can also advise and give guidance about many other VA programs available including:
- Availability of the VA Medical Care system
- Aid and Attendance for assistance in costs of health care at home or in assisted living facilities
- Applications for service related disability, it’s never too late to apply
- Discharge and other records requests
- Death benefits and information about Veterans cemeteries and grave markers
- Information about the GI Bill benefits availability.
All requests and information given are completely confidential.
Your country, your state, and the Town of Braintree are thankful for your service and the sacrifices made by you and your family and want you to receive all that you are entitled to.