Lifeline is a Federal/State Government Benefit Program
that permits low income consumers to receive discounted telecommunication Service. For More information on the Lifeline program, please click here
What Every Massachusetts Veteran Needs To Know
To learn more about benefits to which Massachusetts Veterans and their spouses may be entitled to click here.
Camp Lejeune Proposed Expanded Disability Benefits
The VA plans to Propose Expanded Disability Benefits Eligibility for Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune. The VA announces its plan to propose eight conditions for presumptive service-connection related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. The proposal would also expand benefit eligibility to Reserve and National Guard personnel who served at Camp Lejeune for any length of time from August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987. For more information click here.
Gulf War Illness
A recent Boston University study shows that exposure to toxins employed by the U. S. military are a main cause of Gulf War Illness. For more information click here.
Veterans Real Estate Tax Abatements!
There are three levels of abatements, in terms of what the towns abate. The critical issue is that not all Towns do “mail outs" and we have no idea who might have received an award letter during the last year.
All abatements are due to the towns by 28 March, there are no do overs. In Needham that could mean up to a $1,100 rebate on your real estate taxes - but you have to do the paperwork. First year requires a copy of your VA award letter and if you experience an increase then that could mean a larger rebate. Questions can be asked of the Assessor’s Office in any town and/or your town veterans’ agent. For more information on Veterans property tax exemption please click here.
Wounded Warriors Project
CBS Evening News reported on the Wounded Warriors Project during their January 26th
broadcasts. To read the transcript of this report click here
. The broadcasted video can be seen by going to the CBS Evening News website.GreenCare for Troops and SnowCare for Troops
Are you a Military Family with a loved one deployed or a Wounded/Disabled Veteran who needs free lawn care or snow removal or you are a Volunteer looking to offer your services please click
here to learn how to become involved in this program.