Veteran Services

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Veterans marching in the Tyngsborough Memorial Day Parade

The Office of Veteran Services

Office Hours:
*Veterans’ Agent Office Hours Effective July 20, 2015:

  • Monday –  Thursday  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday by appointment

*For urgent matters outside of the above hours, please contact the Board of Selectmen’s Office at 978-649-2314 to be able to contact the Veteran’s Agent. This change in the office hours of the Veterans’ Agent is temporary until approximately the Fall of 2015. Through an Intermunicpal Agreement, the Town of Tyngsborough is assisting the Town of Dracut during this period as the result of a vacancy in the position of their Veterans’ Agent.

Staff:
Chris Dery, Veteran’s Agent 978-649-2300 x 132
[email protected]

Nancy Johnson, Secretery 978-649-2300 x 131
[email protected]

About The Office of Veteran Services:

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has the most comprehensive veterans’ services program of any state in the nation.  These Veterans’ Benefits are in  addition to those benefits provided by the Veterans administration.  Assistance for these programs is administered locally in your town hall Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS).There are approximately 1125 veterans residing in Tyngsborough who have entitlement to these programs. Besides providing medical and financial assistance when needed, we also provide the following services: filing for VA disability compensation and pension, annuities, real estate tax abatements, lost discharges, domiciliary care, nursing home care, health care enrollment, outpatient pharmacy services, agent orange and gulf war claims, alcohol and drug dependence treatment, education and training, home loan guarantees, service life insurance, burial benefits including headstones and markers, women veterans issues, homeless veterans,  replacing military records and medals, review of discharges, social security and SSI assistance, veterans’ preference in employment and housing, along with many more benefits and entitlements.Veterans are encouraged to file a copy of their  discharge papers (DD-214), with the local veterans office.  When filing for any veterans benefits, this document is the only proof acceptable that you are a veteran.  Surviving spouses of veterans also need this document to receive any benefits they may be entitled.  Remember, this document is the most important document that you will ever have.The Tyngsborough DVS is a one-stop center for veterans and their dependents.  We are committed to aid, counsel, assist and advise.  We pride ourselves in delivering accurate, courteous, timely service.

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