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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! 

Thank you to all who participated in the 2024 Memorial Day Parade!

Thank you to all the participants and spectators who made the 2024 City of Somerville Memorial Day Parade a success. Please take a few moments to share your experience with the parade this year so we can make next year's event even more enjoyable.

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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.

Veterans Events


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
The Department of Veterans' Services is pleased to announce the Reestablishment of the Veterans Commission for Memorials, Monuments, and Dedications (VetCMMD).

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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