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.
Bonuses and Annuities
Massachusetts provides a bonus to veterans of certain campaigns who were living in Massachusetts immediately prior to entry in the armed forces. In case of the death of a veteran, the spouse and children, mother or father, brother or sister, or other dependents of the deceased veteran (in that order) are eligible for a bonus.
An annuity in the amount of $2000, which is payable biannually on August 1st and February 1st in two installments of $1000 each is available for certain veterans and their spouses, as well as Gold Star Parents. This benefit is provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Department of Veterans' Services.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides a bonus to veterans who were domiciled in Massachusetts immediately prior to entry in the armed forces. In case of the death of a veteran, the spouse and children, mother or father, brother or sister or other dependents of the deceased veteran (in that order) are eligible for a bonus.
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.