Veterans’ Services Officer
Stephen P. Rogerson 508-949-8010-Option 2
EMAIL: stephenr@dudleyma.gov   or    richh@dudleyma.gov
71 West Main St.
Dudley, MA 01571
508-949-8010, option 2
Fax: 508-949-8013

Dudley Office Hours:
Thursdays: Noon to 7 p.m.
Other hours by appointment: Call 508-949-8010 Option 2

 

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Veterans, Service members, and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, send a text message to 838255, or chat online to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances — from those coping with mental health issues that were never addressed to recent Veterans dealing with relationships or the transition back to civilian life.
Veterans Crisis Line

Dudley Veterans may call or leave messages @ the Webster Veterans’ Office 508-949-3855 

Veterans Bricks: 4 x 8
Veterans Bricks: 8 x 8

Additional Resources

MassVetsAdvisor.org is an easy to use online resource created by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that strives to serve the nearly half-million Veterans living in Massachusetts, and their Families, as a bridge to the many benefits that they have earned in defense of our nation. By combining state and federal benefits, as well as non-profit resources into one tailored online search, Veterans and their Families now have access to one stop shopping for all of their needs. Access to financial, education, and housing benefits that once took hours to research, resulting in dozens of phone calls, meetings, and frustration, are now just one click away on MassVetsAdvisor.org. http://www.massvetsadvisor.org/

State Benefits

Chapter 115 Veterans Benefits: Provides veteran in need of financial assistance with food, housing, clothing, employment, and medical and burial assistance.

Bonuses: Currently, the Persion Gulf War Bonus is available to certain disabled veterans or their survivors.

Property Tax: There are a number of exemptions available to certain disabled veterans or their survivors.

Sales & Excise Tax: Certain disabled veterans are eligible for a motor vehicle sales and excise tax exemptions. Contact the Department of revenue.

Massachusetts Veterans’ Cemeteries: There are two State cemeteries (Agawam & Winchendon) that are available to inter the commonwealth’s deceased veterans, spouses, and dependents.

VA National Cemetery: Massachusetts National Cemetery is located at Bourne on Cape Cod.

Annuity: There is a $2000.00 annuity available for 100% service connected disabled veterans, parents of a son or daughter and to a spouse whose husband or wife died as a result of injury sustained or disease contracted during active service in time of war, insurrection or combat

Employment: Veterans are given preference for employment on the eligibility list for civil service positions.

Woman Veterans: Department of Veterans services has a Woman’s Veterans Network Program whose mission is to provide these woman with information on benefits, expand awareness of the needs of woman veterans, and to identify available health and human resources to meet those needs, and to advocate on behalf of woman veterans.