Veterans Services Office

Veterans Services Department

Proudly Serving the Veteran Community for Templeton, Baldwinvwille and Otter River Massachusetts

Monday-Wednesday

9:00am-1:00pm

​Walk-in’s welcome!

*To best serve our Veterans, Please email inquiries to:  

Veteransservices@templeton1.org

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN EMAIL

  • Veteran’s First and Last Name
  • Branch of Service
  •  Deployment(s) and/or Active Duty: Please include all overseas dates
  •  Full Address
  • Contact Phone Number  
  • Percentage of Service-Connected Disabilities
  • If you are NOT the Veteran:
  • Fill out the above information about your Veteran to the best of your ability
  • Inquiries First and Last Name
  • Relationship to Veteran
  • Contact Phone Number 

Office Phone Number: (978) 894-2785

PLEASE LEAVE A VOICEMAIL WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

  • Veteran’s First and Last Name
  • Person calling on behalf of Veteran: First and Last Name
  • Relationship to Veteran
  • Branch of Service
  • Contact Phone Number  
  • Percentage of Service-Connected Disabilities

Emergency Phone Number: (978) 490-5096

Templeton’s Veteran Services

Templeton serves eligible veterans residing in ONLY, East Templeton, Templeton, Baldwinville, and Otter River.  The Town provides access to programs and services from federal, state and local government departments and agencies to the men and women who have borne the burden of military duty–and to their families.

M.G.L. Chapter 115 enables every eligible Massachusetts veteran to receive certain financial, medical, and other benefits earned by military service. Templetons’ Director of Veteran Services helps veterans and families connect with benefits.

State or local programs & services include:

 

·         Veteran’s who are deployed

·         Chapter 115 Benefits

·         SAVE Program - Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment 

·         S.H.A.R.P. Program – Statewide Housing Advocacy for Reintegration & Prevention

·         Annuities for 100% service-connected disabled veterans

·         Wartime Bonuses for veterans

·         Burials in Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemeteries, Agawam & Winchendon

·         Financial burial assistance for indigent veterans

·         Property Tax Exemptions

·         Women Veterans’ Network

·         Soldiers’ Homes, Chelsea & Holyoke

·         Area nonprofit organizations

·         and more…

Federal programs and services include:

Assists eligible veterans with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal departments and agencies.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):

·         Agent Orange claims

·         Mesothelioma claims

·         Gulf War I exposure to environmental and chemical hazards claims

·         Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) claims

·         Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) claims

·         Military Sexual Trauma (MST) claims

·         other disabilities claims

·         Health Care application

·         Pension application

·         Dependent & Indemnity Compensation application

·         Veterans Grave Markers application

·         Dental application

·         Life Insurance application

·         Certificate of Eligibility application

·         and more…

Department of Defense (DoD):

·         Request discharge documents

·         Request military personnel and medical records

·         Application for medals, decorations and awards

·         Formal request to correct military records in error

·         Formal request to review and upgrade type of discharge

·         and more…

Key websites for veterans:

1.      Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services (DVS) - www.mass.gov/veterans

2.      United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - www.va.gov

3.      DVS SHARP Program - http://www.mass.gov/veterans/housing/

4.      DVS SAVE Program - http://www.mass.gov/veterans/health-and-well-being/counseling/suicide-prevention-only/save.html

5.      Mass VetsAdvisor - www.massvetsadvisor.org

6.      National Resource Directory - www.nrd.gov

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jessica Butts Director of Veterans Services
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