MetroWest Veterans Services District

(Serving the towns of Medway, Hopkinton, Holliston & Ashland)


2020 November 11th Veterans' Day Virtual State Ceremony streaming on Facebook

10:00am Department of Veterans’ Services and

Mass.Gov/VeteransDay2020


"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled, and less than that no man shall have."

Theodore Roosevelt26th President of the United StatesSpeech to Veterans, Springfield, IL - July 4, 1903

Staff

Director & Veterans' Agent: Sarah Bateman

Email: sbateman@metrowestvets.com

Administrative Support Specialist: John DeSousa

Part Time Veterans' Agent: Jill Murray Wildt

Email: jmurray@metrowestvets.com

Hours of Operation 9am-5pm

508-429-0629

***Office hour locations not currently open to the public***


Board of Directors

MA Dept Veterans Services2018 District of the Year

Veterans services provided by our office include:

  • Massachusetts Chapter 115 (financial aid benefit for eligible Veterans & their families

  • National Personnel Record Center Requests

  • VA Claims to include: Burial benefits, Disability Compensation, DIC (dependency indemnity compensations), Veterans' Pension and Survivors' Pension

  • Enrollment in VA healthcare

  • Assistance with Veteran's bonus applications, MA annuity applications, Veteran/Survivor tax exemption applications

  • Referrals for many additional services and benefits

Food Pantry Links

within our District

May 25, 2020

November 11, 2020

On August 28, 2018 Governor Baker signed into Law the Veterans Benefits “BRAVE” Act (Benefits, Rights, Appreciation, Validation and Enforcement)

One of the many benefits of this Act allowed for a municipality to designate parking spaces for Veterans. You may have already seen these signs “popping” up at various locations to include retail stores.

To park in one of these “Premier” parking spaces your vehicle (owned and operated by the Veteran) must display a valid Veterans Plate issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV).

If you do not have a Veterans Plate and wish to obtain one, contact the RMV or your insurance company (additional fees may apply).

Office Hours Schedule - CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID19 PRECAUTIONS

Holliston: 1750 Washington St Holliston (Central Office)

(Tuesday mornings 9am - 11:30am)

Hopkinton: 28 Mayhew Street (Hopkinton Senior Center)

Office Hours will be held every other Tuesday from 1-3:30pm at Senior Center

Medway: 76 Oakland Street (Medway Senior Center)

Office hours (Thursdays 1 - 3:30pm)

Ashland: 162 W Union Street (Ashland Community Center)

Office hours will be held every other Friday (9am-11:30am)