The Mission of the South Hadley Veterans Services Department is to help South Hadley Veterans and their dependents access services that were earned by their military service. These services include records retrieval, pension and disability compensation, claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs, employment, training, education programs and bonus/annuity applications. Additionally the department issues next of kin gravesite flag holders and assists them with filing for Federal gravesite markers. Finally Veterans Services administers Massachusetts Chapter 115, which is a needs based program for qualifying veterans and their dependents to provide assistance to defray the cost of everyday living expenses.
Useful links to explore Federal and State veteran’s related programs are www.va.gov for all programs administered through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs including the e-benefit option. Also, www.mass.gov/veterans for all programs administered through Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services.