Besides providing medical and financial assistance when needed, your local DVS also provides many more benefits and entitlements including the following.
Agent Orange and Gulf War Claims
Alcohol and Drug Dependence Treatment
Burial Benefits, Including Headstones and Markers
Education and Training
Filing for Va Disability Compensation/Pension, Annuities, and Real Estate Tax Abatements
Health Care Enrollment
Home Load Guarantees
Homeless Veterans Services
Nursing Home Care
Outpatient Pharmacy Services
Replacing Military Records and Medals
Review of Discharges
Service Life Insurance
Social Security and SSI Assistance
Veterans' Preference in Employment and Housing
Women Veterans Issues
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 Lowell DVS is a one-stop center for veterans and their dependents. We are committed to aid, counsel, assist and offer advice. We pride ourselves in delivering accurate, courteous, timely service.
For additional information please feel free to visit us at the Senior Center which is located at:
276 Broadway Street
Lowell, MA 08152