COVID-19 information
For the latest updates, please visit our coronavirus (COVID-19) website:

Veterans Services

COVID-19 update: Please review our current services page for the latest information. Are you a veteran in need of help or just a buddy to correspond or talk to? Our penpals and buddies program might be for you.

We recognize, engage, and advocate for our veterans and their families, by connecting them with the services and resources they've earned.

Our department oversees the financial assistance program known as Massachusetts General Law Chapter 115. This includes the decoration of veterans' graves and hero squares on Memorial Day. We also carry out commemorative activities related to Boston veterans. To apply for Chapter 115, please complete our financial assistance application:

Financial assistance application

If you would like more information on filing a claim through the Department of Veterans Affairs, please complete our online claim form:

Online claim form

43 Hawkins Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Office hours
Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

History of Heroes Database

Learn more about the hero squares that exist in each neighborhood across the City.

Hero squares information
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