State & Federal Benefits

Differences Between State & Federal Benefits for Veterans
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Veteran's Services

Ordinary Benefits
  • Room and Board
  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Fuel
  • Clothing
  • Utilities
  • Household Supplies
  • Personal Needs
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Medication
  • Hospital
  • In-Patient / Out-Patient
  • Ambulance
Holyoke Soldier's Home
110 Cherry St.
Holyoke, MA 01040

Services Provided
  • Long Term Nursing Care
Eligibility Requirements
Qualified veterans with non-service connected disabilities who have served in the armed forces of the United States for 90 consecutive days, one of which was during wartime, who received an honorable military discharge are eligible to receive services at the Holyoke Soldier's Home. Copies of the discharge (DD-214) must be filed with our admission office.

Under Massachusetts laws, veterans cannot be admitted or treated in the outpatient department for:
  • Service connected cases for service-connected disabilities.
  • 100% service-connected cases for any condition
  • Industrial accident cases
  • Automobile accident cases involving insurance and liability of another United States Government
V.A. Medical Center
421 N. Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053

Service Connected
  • Compensation
  • Non-Service Connected Pensions
  • Education
  • Loan Guarantee (G.I.)
  • G.I. Life Insurance
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • V.A. Hospital In-patient / Out-patient
  • Medication
  • Nursing Homes
  • Prosthetics
  • Eye Glasses
  • Hearing Aids
Cost Coverages
  • 75% costs paid by state
  • 25% costs paid by City Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Veteran's ability to pay All costs paid by the United States Government