Town of Mansfield, MA

6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048 | (508) 261-7348
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Veterans’ Services

Michael Raymond,
Director of Veterans’ Services,
National Service Officer
The office of Veterans Services is here to administer the Veterans Program per Chapter 115 of Massachusetts General Law as well as to render assistance to those who are eligible for federal benefits from the U.S. Department of  Veterans Affairs. Additionally, the Veterans Agent acts as the  Burial Agent, ensuring that those veterans and/or their dependents who lack sufficient means to defray funeral expenses receive proper interment, and as  the Graves Officer, to properly care for and maintain veterans graves in the community as well as causing the placement of flags on such graves every Memorial Day.

Some of the services available through this office:

  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Power of Attorney, Advocate-Representation and filing assistance with disability claims (Compensation and Pensions) with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Counseling and referrals to Veteran Employment and Training services, other government and public groups
  • Aid in application for State Wartime Bonuses and annuities
  • Help with obtaining copies of military discharges and requesting a discharge upgrade
  • Recording and custodial services for service records
  • VA Burial Allowance and/or Headstones and grave markers filling assistance
Town of Mansfield
6 Park Row, 3rd floor
Mansfield, MA 02048
Phone: (508) 851-6411
Fax: (508) 851-6543
Email Veterans Services
Hours:
Mon/Tu/Th: 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed: 8:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fr: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Please call the office to schedule an appointment so that we can better serve you and determine ahead of time if any supporting documentation is needed.

A copy of the veterans Discharge Certificate – DD Form 214 is required for all town, state and federal benefits.

Helpful Information:

Who is eligible for Veterans’ benefits?

Veterans, their dependents and survivors of veterans of any of the following  wars or campaigns may be eligible to receive benefits and/or services  provided by federal or state statutes: WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Lebanon, Granada, Panama Campaigns, Afghanistan and Iraq and other conflicts and hostilities.

Being a veteran does not make entitlements automatic. The eligibility to receive entitlements from the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services and/or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs must be  determined and may be needs based. Your local Veterans Agent will assist veterans and their dependents to secure benefits and entitlements  that they are eligible to receive. That is the primary responsibility of the Office of Veterans Services.

To find out more about these unique and valuable programs, please visit our office on the third (3rd) floor of Town Hall or call 508-851-6411 to schedule an appointment. The office is open during normal hours of operation for Town Hall. We are committed to serving those who served their country!