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Veterans' Services Department

The  Veterans' Services Department assists service members, veterans, surviving spouses and dependents in the community to learn about, apply for, and in some cases, receive benefits by furnishing information, advice and assistance to enable them to procure the benefits to which they are or may be entitled relative to employment, vocational, or other educational opportunities, hospitalization, medical care, pensions and other veteran benefits. Veterans' Services also assists in applying for a range of other programs and benefits including, but not limited to VA Compensation & Pensions, VA Health Care, MGL Ch115 Veterans' Benefits, Readjustment Counseling Services (Vet Center), Mental Health Care, Emergency & Transitional Housing, Community Housing, Fuel Assistance, SNAP, etc.   

Town of Palmer Veterans' Services Department Facebook Page

Follow our Facebook Page to learn about available resources, FREE Veterans Lunches, and local activities and events.

Chapter 115 distribution date: On the 1st Thursday of Each Month 

*Please note that pick-up will begin at 3:00 pm on the day listed above; any payment not picked up in person will be mailed at 4:00 pm to the address on file and on the date listed above. 



Helpful Websites and Information for Veterans and Family Members

Veterans Crisis Line - Call, Text, Chat Online - Get Help! 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or Text 838255



New Veterans Crisis Line phone number

Effective July 16, Veterans have the option to Dial 988 then Press 1 to connect with caring, qualified responders for 24/7 crisis support.

Homeless Veterans Shelters, Assistance and Information

Soldier On - Leeds, Agawam, & Chicopee Shelters

Veterans Inc. - Emergency Shelter Worcester

VA - Leeds (Northampton) Homeless Veteran Information & Assistance

Important Websites to Access VA Benefits and Much More!

EBenefits - Online Access to Your Benefits

My Healthy Vet - Access to Medical Information, Prescriptions, Doctors Appointments, and Much More! - Enroll in Health Care, Education Benefits, and much more!

Request Military Discharge Documents and Service Records

Request Veterans' Service Records

State Veterans Benefits Information 

Massachusetts Veterans Benefits

MA Veterans Annuity *This annuity is given in recognition of the service of our distinguished 100% service-connected disabled veterans and to the parents of distinguished veterans (Gold Star Parents) and the unmarried spouses (Gold Star Wives or Husbands) of distinguished veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country during wartime.

MA Veterans Annuity

Welcome Home Bonus - WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Post 9/11 Veterans and Deceased Service Members

MA Veterans' Bonus Division

Republic of Korea Veterans Ambassador for Peace Medal

Korea Veterans Ambassador for Peace Medal

Massachusetts Medal of Liberty - to any Massachusetts serviceman or woman killed in action or who died as a result of wounds received in action

Massachusetts Medal of Liberty

VA Health Care Information

Veterans Affairs Health Care Eligibility 

Veterans Dental Benefits and Eligibility

Schedule VA Appointments, Order VA Prescriptions, View Your Health Records

VA Hearing Aids & Ordering Batteries

VISN 1: VA New England Healthcare System Locations

VA Disability Compensation Benefits Information 

VA Disability Compensation 

Types of VA Disability Compensation Claims 

VA Fully Developed Claims (FDC)

VA Compensation Benefit Payment Rates 

VA Pensions for Veterans and Surviving Spouses & Parents Information

Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefits

Surviving Spouse or Child - Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Surviving Parents - Parents' Dependency and Indemnity Compensation 

VA Aid & Attendance and Housebound Benefits Information 

Aid & Attendance and Housebound Benefits 

Holyoke Soldiers Home Information

Holyoke Soldiers' Home

VA Education and Training Benefits Information 

Education Benefits - Forever GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and GI Bill 

Veteran’s Guide to College Success

College Resources for Veterans and Their Families

College Financial Aid for Veterans & Dependents

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) 

Employment & Training Information 

Federal Jobs for Veterans and Family Members  

Veterans & Family Member Preference - Federal Jobs 

Veterans Employment & Training - Department of Labor 

VA Home Loan Information

VA Home Loan Guarantee 

VA Life Insurance Information 

Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI)  

Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (S-DVI)

VA Burial Benefits & State Veterans Cemetery Information 

Burial & Memorial Benefits 

Veteran Headstones, Markers and Medallion

State Veterans' Cemeteries  

VA Returning Veterans Information - Post 9/11 Era Veterans 

Transition Care Management (OEF/OIF/OND) 

VA Exposure Information 

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange 

VA Military Exposures Information 

VA Forms

VA Forms

Department of Defense Website

Department of Defense