Veteran Benefits

Veterans have access to certain benefits in various areas which include education - tuition waivers and scholarship programs, motor vehicle - registration exemptions, excise exemptions, tax exemptions, and military license plates, and certain rights under the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights allow service and rights to the following:
  • Files a written application for veterans' benefits at any time. You can insist upon this right, even if told that you are ineligible.
  • Receive assistance from your local veterans' agent in completing your application.
  • Receive a full explanation of the services and benefits available under Massachusetts General Law clause 115, as well as other available benefits.
  • Receive a written notice and explanation of the approval or denial of your application for benefits.
  • Be treated with dignity and respect and to receive accurate, courteous, and timely service.
  • Appeal and request a hearing if you disagree with any action taken in your case.
  • Expect confidentiality; personal information will not be collected or used except for the purposes of determining your eligibility for benefits.
  • Receive fair and equal treatment without regard to sex, race, religion, or handicapped status.

Eligible Veterans


  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean
  • Vietnam
  • Lebanon
  • Grenada
  • Panama
  • Persian Gulf
  • Children of deceased veterans and children of Prisoner of Wars and those Missing in Action.