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About the Department of Veterans' Services


The Somerville Department of Veterans’ Services honors the service and sacrifice of Veterans through advocacy, service, and engagement. The Department strives to take a Veterans Come First” approach by providing the benefits and services they have earned. The Department takes the time to engage with Somerville’s Veterans, learn their concerns, and work to improve their lives and our responsiveness in meeting their needs. We do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.  

Thank you for your service! 

Contact Information
Ted Louis-Jacques
Director of Veterans Services

Monday - Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For additional questions or to schedule an appointment, please call (617)625-6600 x4700 or email at

Phone Number

50 Evergreen Ave.
Somerville, MA 02145
United States

Employee Directory

Veterans' Services

The Health & Human Services (HHS) Department recognizes the courageous service of Somerville veterans and works hard to help them, their dependents, and survivors access benefits from federal, state and local agencies that they have earned.  The Veterans' Services Office helps these men and women, as well as their families, gain access to financial assistance and medical treatment. Services also include assistance with: 

Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988 then press 1







Massachusetts Definition of a Veteran 

To be eligible for state veterans' benefits, one must be a "veteran" or a dependent of a "veteran" under M.G.L. c. 4, sec. 7, cl. 43rd as amended by the Acts of 2005, ch. 130.

2023 Veterans Events

Past Events 

Veterans' Services

The Moving Wall Somerville November 2022

Monuments, Memorials, & Dedications

The Veteran's Commission on Monuments, Memorials, and Dedications is responsible for maintaining the custody and care of all monuments, memorials and dedications in the City of Somerville for the purpose of properly commemorating the services and sacrifices of the soldiers, marines and airmen who have served the country in war, or persons who have served the Commonwealth in time of war.

More Information


Contact info: City Hall Annex: 50 Evergreen Avenue (617) 625-6600 x4700 or 

Director Ted Louis-Jacques 


Quick Links


  • Veterans’ Services 
  • MASSVETS Financial Benefits 
  • Department of Veteran Benefits 
  • Property Tax Exemptions-other tax abatements/exemptions 
  • DD214 
  • eBenefits Online access to VA/DoD benefits

Quick Links

Helpful Numbers 

  • VA Healthcare Boston: (800) 865-3384 (follow the prompts) 
  • VA Health Care Benefits: (877) 222-VETS (877-222-8387) 
  • VA Benefits: (800) 827-1000 For information about: Education, Home Loan, Disability, Medical Care, Burial, Life Insurance and Sexual Trauma 
  • VA Caregiver Support Line: (855) 260-3274 (are you caring for a veteran at home?) 
  • VA Life Insurance: (800) 669-8477 
  • VA Education (GI Bill): (888) 442-4551 
  • VA Income Verification and Means Testing: (800) 929-8387 
  • VA Gulf War/Agent Orange Helpline: (800) 749-8387 
  • TBI Helpline (traumatic brain injury): (888) VET-1TBI (888-838-1824) 
  • VA Status of Headstones and Markers: (800)-697-6947 
  • VA Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): (800) 829-4833 
  • Social Security: (800) 772-1213 
  • Medicare: (800) 638-6833 
  • The White House: (202) 456-1414 
  • Unites States Senate: (202) 224-3121 
  • United States Congress: (202) 225-3121 


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