Raynham Veterans’ Services, a member of Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, was established to assist needy, eligible wartime veterans and or their dependent as mandated by Massachusetts General Law 115 Section 5 and regulated by CMR 108 DVS.
Services are provided on request to those veterans who are full-time residents of Raynham, who have been honorably discharged from U.S. military service and who meet the asset and income limitations which are determined at the time of application. A home and one motor vehicle are not included as countable assets. Service is also provided for veterans and or their dependents in filing for VA pension or compensation as each case warrants, health care, Social Security, Supplemental security or disability, burial and grave markers, obtaining military records, rehabilitation, medals, education, bonus and annuity application and other items. Medical records are necessary to support request for benefits for veterans unable to work because of disability. All others must find work. A Veteran is obligated to utilize alternative sources of
income which will be explained when applying.
Copy of discharge must accompany all applications.
Annuities: Currently the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is providing a $1500.00 annuity in two payments January 1 and July 1 each for $750.00. For eligibility the veteran must be 100% disabled as determined by the VA or to the parents of a diseased member of the Armed Forces whose death was caused by injury or disease contracted during active duty in time of war, insurrection or combat.
Burial: Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemeteries have been established in Agawam and Winchendon. Agawam is now open. Pre-registration Internment is being accepted and applications are available at the office of your Veterans’ Services Department. Bourne National Cemetery is also available.
There are many options available to eligible veterans or dependents who are urged to make an appointment with Veterans’ Services Officer Micaila Britto-Patten. All matters are handled in the strictest of confidence.
For any VA information contact the Providence VA Regional Office, 380 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903 Tel.# 1-800-827-1000.