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Budget Summary FY2017

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Department of Veterans' Services
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

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The mission of the Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) is to be the primary advocate for the 380,000 veterans and their families in the Commonwealth. DVS administers the needs-based benefits program Chapter 115 (MGL) benefits through the municipal veterans' agents, funds Annuity benefits to Gold Star parents, widows and spouses, provides state funding to organizations offering homelessness services, transitional housing and outreach to veterans, acts as a liaison for those veterans seeking federal assistance through the Veterans' Administration, and operate two veterans' cemeteries.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 115 S. 1-15
Veterans' Benefits


108 CMR
Department of Veterans' Services