Under Chapter 115 of
Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L. Ch. 115), the Commonwealth provides a
uniform program of financial and medical assistance for indigent veterans and
their dependents. Qualifying veterans and their dependents receive necessary
financial assistance for food, shelter, clothing, housing supplies, and medical
care in accordance with a formula which takes into account the number of dependants
and income from all sources. Eligible dependents of deceased veterans are
provided with the same benefits as they would were the veteran still living.