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 within the City of Lowell by the Department of Veterans' Services (DVS).


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
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Education and Training
  • Filing for Va Disability Compensation/Pension, Annuities, and Real Estate Tax Abatements
  • Health Care Enrollment
  • Home Load Guarantees
  • Homeless Veterans Services
  • Lost Discharges
  • 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

Discharge Papers

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.

Additional Information

For additional information please feel free to visit us at the Senior Center which is located at:
Senior Center
276 Broadway Street
2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 08152

Or to call us directly at 978-674-4066.