Chapter 115 Benefits
The Chapter 115 Benefit Brochure (PDF) includes assistance and updates that everyone would be interested in.
You may not qualify for the Chapter 115 assistance but your friend, your parents, your sibling or neighbor may.
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- What is Chapter 115?
Under Chapter 115 of Massachusetts General Laws (MGL Chapter 115), the Commonwealth provides a uniform program of financial and medical assistance for veterans and their dependents. Qualifying veterans and their dependents receive necessary financial assistance for food, shelter, clothing, fuel and medical care in accordance with a formula that takes into account the number of dependents and income from all sources.
- How do I find out if I'm eligible?
By contacting the Veteran Service Office and asking to apply for Chapter 115 benefits. Eligible veterans and/or their family members must meet certain income criteria and their military experience must meet the Commonwealth's requirements.
- Are these benefits taxable?
Chapter 115 benefits are not taxable income. You must report this income when applying for or renewing subsidized housing applications, Section 8 applications, and SNAP applications.
- Is there a residency requirement?
You must apply for Chapter 115 in the town of which you reside. Each town in the Commonwealth has a veteran service agent. View a listing of veterans agents by town.