Veterans Resources

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This section provides veterans and their loved-ones with valuable healthcare, burial, and survivor information.


HEALTHCARE RESOURCES

National Resources:

We Honor Veterans
This is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs This website includes educational tools and resources for providing end-of-life care to veterans.
www.wehonorveterans.org

National Council for Aging Care
Helping you navigate your veteran benefit options. With 38% of veterans over age 65, you should be aware of a host of other resources waiting to assist you as you leave the working world.
Phone: 877-664-6140
www.aging.com

Hospice Care for Veterans - US Department of Veterans Affairs
Hospice is a benefit that the VA offers to qualified Veterans who are in the final phase of their lives, typically six months or less. This multi-disciplinary team approach helps Veterans live fully until they die.
Phone: 877-664-6140
www.va.gov/Hospice_Care.asp

VA Mental Health Services
Find out how to access VA mental health services for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST), depression, grief, anxiety, and other needs.
Phone: 1-877-222-VETS
www.va.gov/health-care/health-needs-conditions/mental-health/

VA Life Insurance
VA life insurance can offer financial security and support for Veterans, Servicemembers, their spouses and dependent children. Explore your options, manage your policy, and file claims to get the insurance benefits you've earned.
https://www.va.gov/life-insurance

The Long-Term Care Benefit Many Veterans Are Missing Out On
This article outlines the Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit, which offers assitance veterans and widows of veterans who are housebound or require the aid and attendance of another person.
www.forbes.com/the-long-term-care-benefit

Using VA Benefits to Pay for Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides long-term nursing home care through different types of facilities.Eligible veterans may qualify for residence in a VA nursing home if they have physical and/or mental impairment serious enough to require nursing home care.
www.caring.com/senior-living/nursing-homes/how-to-pay

VA Benefits: Nursing Home Care
Learn more about the three national programs that the VA provides for veterans: Community Living Centers, State Veterans' Homes, and community nursing home programs.
www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care

Veterans Medical Benefits Package
Many veterans are eligible for health care from the VA. Like other health care plans, the Medical Benefits Package emphasizes preventive and primary care, offering a full range of outpatient and inpatient services.
www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/veterans-medical-benefits-package

 

Massachusetts Resources:

Care Dimensions: Veterans Hospice Program
Care Dimensions provides respectful medical care and compassionate support for seriously ill veterans.Their veterans program provides a full range of services for any life-limiting condition.
Phone: 888-283-1722
www.caredimensions.org/specialized-care/veterans

Massachusetts Hospice-Veteran Partnership
Learn more about MHVP, a coalition of VA facilities, community hospice programs, other veteran services and community organizations working together to ensure that excellent care at the end of life is available for U.S. veterans and their families.
Phone: 781-255-7077 www.hospicefed.org/veteranspartnership

VA Boston Healthcare System
VA has specialized programs for low-income and homeless veterans, LGBT veteran care, women veterans, and more.
www.boston.va.gov/services



 

BURIAL RESOURCES

National Resources:

Burial Benefits - US Department of Veterans Affairs
Burial benefits regulations will authorize VA to pay, without a written application, most eligible surviving spouses basic monetary burial benefits at the maximum amount authorized in law through automated systems rather than reimbursing them for actual costs incurred.
www.benefits.va.gov

We Honor Veterans: Burial Benefits
Learn about burial benefits in VA national cemeteries, private cemeteries, miliatary funeral honors, plot allowance, and more.
www.wehonorveterans.org/veteran-benefits/burial-benefits

Headstones, Markers and Medallions - National Cemetery Administration
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker for the unmarked grave of any deceased eligible Veteran in any cemetery around the world, regardless of their date of death.
www.cem.va.gov/

VA Application for Burial Benefits
This application should be filled in to determine your eligibility to burial benefits. Instructions are included for your convenience.
www.cdn.com/HPCFM_pdf_doc/Veteran_Burial_Benefits.pdf

Cremation Benefits for Veterans - What Military Families Need to Know
This comprehensive FAQ covers all the details vets and families need to know about government death benefits, and it touches on a few survivor and dependent benefits that are available.
www.neptunesociety.com/resources/government-death-benefits-faq-vets-families-need-know

 

Massachusetts Resources:

Burial in State Veterans' Cemeteries
Learn about the eligibility requirements for veterans and their family members to be buried in the two State Veteran Cemeteries located in Massachusetts.
www.massvetsadvisor.org/Burial_in_State_Veterans_Cemeteries

List of Massachusetts Veterans Cemeteries
Links to the VA national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries in Massachusetts.
www.cem.va.gov/cems/State=MA

In Memory of Markers
The VA provides memorial headstones and markers with "In Memory Of" as the first line of inscription, to memorialize those whose remains have not been recovered or identified, were buried at sea, donated to science or cremated and scattered.
www.massvetsadvisor.org/In_Memory_of_Markers

Burial Flags
The VA will furnish a U.S. burial flag to memorialize a variety of veterans. Learn more about eligibility here.
www.massvetsadvisor.org/Burial_Flags



 

SURVIVOR RESOURCES

National Resources:

We Honor Veterans - Survivor Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Survivors Assistance (OSA) will assist survivors in making the necessary transition with benefits assistance.
VA Office of Survivor's Assistance - 202-461-1077
www.wehonorveterans.org/veteran-benefits

National Center for PTSD
The world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress. Find information about treatment, resources for families and friends, and resources for providers.
www.ptsd.va.gov/

Meeting Veterans’ Spiritual Needs at End of Life
For our military Veterans, their time in combat may have had a profound impact on their spirituality. Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care uses both spiritual and life review techniques to help distressed Veterans.
www.crossroadshospice.com/meeting-veterans-spiritual-needs-at-end-of-life/

Benefits for Veterans and Their Families
Explore benefits that help veterans thrive, including disability compensation, education and training, employment services, home loans, and much more.
www.explore.va.gov/

 

Massachusetts Resources:

Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services
The mission of the Department of Veterans’ Services is to advocate on behalf of all the Commonwealth’s veterans and provide them with quality support services and to direct an emergency financial assistance program for those veterans and their dependents who are in need.
Phone: 617-210-5480
www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-veterans-services

Veterans’ Laws and Benefits
A comprehensive guide on benefits in Massachusetts, including public assistance, education, motor vehicle benefits, property tax exemptions, employment, counseling, and more.
www.sec.state.ma.us/Veterans_Laws_and_Benefits.pdf

Massachusetts Commonwealth Veteran Benefits
The commonwealth of Massachusetts provides several veteran benefits, from transitional housing to disabled veteran annuity to recreation benefits. This page explains those benefits.
www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/massachusetts

 

 

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