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:
|Town of Mansfield
6 Park Row, 3rd floor
Mansfield, MA 02048
|Phone: (508) 851-6411
Fax: (508) 851-6543
Email Veterans Services
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.
- Attention Veterans and Widow(er)s of Veterans Notice
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Veterans’ Benefit’s web site
- VA Forms
- Honoring Mansfield Veterans – Picture gallery of Mansfield Veteran’s Memorials (coming soon…)
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!