Veterans Services


Vincent Fountaine
Veterans Service Agent
Contact by EMail

Department Personnel

Contact Information

Veteran's Service Office
91 Sohier Street
Cohasset, MA 02025

Phone: 781-635-4407

Business Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 2pm - 4pm

Appointments are Recommended




Description and Mission of the Veterans' Agent


For over 100 years, Veterans' Services Officers have provided a helping hand to anyone in the community in need of guidance or assistance in matters relating to military service.  Our Mission is to advocate on behalf of all the Commonwealth's Veterans, to provide them with quality support services, and to direct an emergency financial assistance program for those Veterans and their dependents who qualify and are in need.  We remain fully committed to our mission and encourage community members to contact us with any questions or concerns.


To submit questions or concerns click here


The Town of Cohasset Veterans' Service works in conjunction with the Town of Hingham's Veterans' Service.  For Hingham's Veteran Service webpage click on the link below.




 Definition of a Veteran



  • Any person (male or female) whose last discharge or release from his or her wartime service was under honorable conditions.
  • Any person (male or female) who served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard of the United States for not less than 90 days active service, at least one day of which was for wartime service, provided that any person who so served in wartime and was awarded a service-connected disability or a Purple Heart, or who died in such service under conditions other than dishonorable, shall be deemed to be a veteran not withstanding his or her failure to complete 90 days of active service.

Armed Forces:

  • Includes Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard
  • However, none of the following shall be deemed to be a veteran:
    • Any person, who at the time of entering into the armed forces of the United States, had declared his/her intention to become a subject or citizen of the United States and withdrew his/her intention under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918.
    • Any person who was discharged from the said armed forces on his/her own application or solicitation by reason of his/her being an enemy alien.
    • Any person who has been proved guilty of willful desertion.
    • Any person whose only service in the armed forces of the United States consists of his/her service as a member of the coast guard auxiliary or as a temporary member of the coast guard reserve, or both.
    • Any person whose last discharge or release from the armed forces is dishonorable.




 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 C. 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.

To see the benefits regarding motor vehicle and education please follow the link below (Link is in Bold).


Veteran Benefits - Motor Vehicle and Education


For more information regarding veteran benefits, services, and general veteran information please visit Massachusetts Veteran Advisor by following the link below.


Massachusetts Veterans Advisor