Veterans' Services

Please be advised that the veterans have opted to cancel tomorrow’s veterans day ceremony on the common due to COVID concerns. 

*****NEW OFFICE LOCATION*****

The Veterans Services office has MOVED across the street to the Fire & EMS HQ at 3 Paxton Street. 
The office can be reached at 508-892-7022 x1106.

 

COVID-19 VETERANS SERVICES OPERATIONS

Due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19 all face to face meetings with veterans at the town hall have been suspended.  Our VSO will continue to work with the state so veterans receiving chapter 115 benefits will continue to receive them.  If you need to submit documentation for your benefits you can do this on of three ways.

Scan the documentation and email to mainj@leicesterma.org

Mail to the Veterans Service Officer town of Leicester, 3 Washburn Sq Leicester Ma. 01524

You can drop them in the drop box at town hall in an envelope labeled for the Veterans Service Officer.

If you are looking to discuss a claim, begin filing for Chap 115 benefits or have another issue please email mainj@leicesterma.org and we can set up a telephone call or video call if needed.  I will be checking the voicemail of the office line weekly so as a last resort you can leave a message there.  Please reach out for any issue we are here to help and will do our best to find the assistance you are looking for. Thank you for understanding in this uncertain time and I am honored to serve our veterans.  

 

Mission 

The mission of this office as part of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is to advocate on behalf of the Town of Leicester’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 in accordance and compliance with Massachusetts General Laws (Ch. 115).
Sample of services provided are:

  • Emergency Benefit Case Management
  • Burials for Indigent Veterans
  • VA Compensation & Pension Matters
  • Educational and Vocational Benefits
  • State Bonus Programs
  • Property Tax abatement for Disabled Veterans
  • Veterans License Plates

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jason Main Veterans Services Officer 508-892-7022 x1106
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