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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 1,125 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.


Veteran Services News & Announcements

1) Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s “Give a Veteran A Smile” event on October 2, 2021 will feature free dental exams, oral cancer screenings, and prosthodontist consults for veterans. Learn more here.

2) Information About VA Overpayments – Click here for tips on avoiding V.A. overpayments,

Department Staff

Chris Dery

Chris Dery

Veterans' Agent

(978) 649-2300 x132

Serving Tyngsborough since 2011.




VA Medical Services

Gateway to VA Health Care

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides a broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care to its customers. Our goal is to share information about these benefits and services to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the care you need.

Find out if you are eligible for benefits, how to apply, and what it will cost, then complete an application form online. Have a question? Call the VA Health Benefits Service Center toll free at 1-877-222-VETS!

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