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 Street
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