Veteran Services

The Littleton Department of Veterans' Services is established according to MGL Chapter 115, Section 10 and is administered under state guidelines to provide information, advice, and assistance to veterans, veteran's dependents, and widows and children of deceased veterans

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General Information

The Town of Littleton Department of Veterans Services serves as an advocate for all veterans and their dependents. The department advises residents as to the availability of federal and state services and benefits to which they are entitled to. In addition, the department provides financial assistance to qualifying veterans, surviving spouses and their dependents.

This department also assists veterans in applying for federal VA benefits, such as service connected compensations, non-service connected disability pensions, medical benefits, home loans, educational benefits, death and burial benefits, as well as pension benefits for those veterans in assisted living or are housebound. This office is NOT affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs!

If you are a veteran in need of services or information, my office hours are Monday and Thursday, 9:00 - 12:00 and by appointment any other time. You can reach me at 978-540-2485. If I am not available, please leave a message on the machine and I will return your call as soon as possible. If it is an emergency, please call 978-807-3856

MassVetsAdvisor.org is a new website for Veteran Benefits information that was established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.

Veteran Property Tax Work-Off Program. Littleton Veterans must be at least 50 years of age in order to participate and must have DD214 to prove veterans status.

Chapter 115 Benefits

           
What is Chapter 115? 
Under Chapter 115 of Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L ch. 115), the Commonwealth provides a uniform program of financial and medical assistance for veterans and their dependents. Qualifying veterans and their dependents receive necessary financial assistance for food, shelter, clothing, fuel and medical care in accordance with a formula that takes into account the number of dependents and income from all sources.

How do I find out if I'm eligible? 
By contacting the Veteran Service Office and asking to apply for Chapter 115 benefits. Eligible veterans and/or their family members must meet certain income criteria and their military experience must meet the Commonwealth's requirements.

Are these benefits taxable? 
Chapter 115 benefits are not taxable income. You must report this income when applying for or renewing subsidized housing applications, Section 8 applications, and SNAP applications. 

Is there a residency requirement? 
You must apply for Chapter 115 in the town of which you reside. Each town in the Commonwealth has a veteran service agent. For a listing of veterans agents by town please click here. 


John Boroski
Veterans Agent

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Contact Information

John Boroski
Director of Veterans' Services
jboroski@littletonma.org

Address:
37 Shattuck Street, Room 222
Littleton, MA 01460

Phone: 978-540-2485

Hours: 
Mondays and Thursdays

9:00 AM to 12 Noon