VETERANS SERVICES PROVIDED FOR NORTH READING

Strongly Recommend Scheduling Appointments


The North Reading Department of Veterans Services   

HOURS:  Mon - Thurs 8:00 - 4:00 and Fri 8:00 - 1:00

Walk in Hours - Monday & Wednesday  10:00 to 12:00  Friday 10:00 to 12:00

Tuesday - Thursday Scheduled Appointments - Home Visits - Well Checks - Nursing Homes Visits - Bedford VA visits. 

Urgent assistance will take priority.

SERVICES OFFERED

ASSISTANCE FOR LOW INCOME

  • Chapter 115 assistance available for eligible Veterans and their dependents, Widows, and Parents of Widows
  • Mass Health Buy In Application Assistance for qualified individuals (for Medicare B assistance)
  • SNAP Program - for those eligible for food stamps
  • Fuel Assistance Program for those eligible
  • Mystic Valley Services and Meals on Wheels for those eligible
  • Assistance with Homelessness
  • VASH Voucher Assistance (Section 8 voucher for qualified Veterans)
  • Employment Assistance for the unemployed
  • Assistance through Salvation Army
  • Assistance through SSVF (Supportive Services for Veterans Families)

OTHER ASSISTANCE PROVIDED THRU VETERANS OR OTHER AGENCIES

  • Home Visitation - Nursing Home Visitation - Hospital Visitation
  • Filing for Medigap Plan taylored to your health care needs
  • VA Healthcare Application filing
  • Hoarding assistance
  • Mental Health assistance and guidance
  • Mentoring
  • Suicide Prevention assistance
  • Ride to medical appointments

FEDERAL AND STATE ASSISTANCE FOR RETURNING VETERANS AND WARRIORS

  • Military Awards and Medal Requests
  • Request for Military Discharges
  • Welcome Home State Bonuses
  • Educational assistance and guidance
  • Home Loan Certificate assistance and guidance
  • VA Disability Claims filing
  • VA Pension Claims filing (income driven)
  • VA Aid and Attendance Claims filing (for elderly and disabled requiring the need of assistance)
  • Property tax exemptions for qualified Veterans that are at least 10 percent disabled
  • Veterans Disabled License Plate filing assistance
  • State Annuity Assistance filing for 100 percent disabled Veterans
  • State Annuity Assistance filing for unmarried surviving spouses of 100 percent disabled Veterans
  • GI Life Insurance assistance
  • Military Honors Assistance
  • Surviving Spouse Death Pension Filing (DIC)
  •  Grave Marker application filing
  •  Burial Assistance for National and State Cemeteries

  • NOTARY AVAILABLE IN TOWN HALL

The confidentiality of veteran’s names and addresses is protected by Title 38 United States Code (U.S.C.) and Privacy Act.  Under Title 38 U.S.C. section 5701 (f) (1), use of a veterans name and address listing is limited to purposes directly connected to the conduct of programs and utilization of benefits under Title 38.