The West Suburban Veterans' District (WSVD) works independently and in accordance with state laws and regulations to administer benefits from the Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services and the U.S. Veterans Administration to eligible veterans and their dependents.
This work is performed by the Veterans Service Officer (VSO) under the guidance of the Commissioner of Veterans' Services. The VSO assists veterans by assessing benefits, identifying federal, state and local veterans programs, and providing referrals for employment, training, housing and medical care.
Specific functions include:
Providing benefit programs to eligible veterans and their families who are in need. To qualify, veterans must have served 90 days and one day during a war-time period.
Storing discharge information and service records to be used when needed.
Serving as the contact person for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs matters including pension claims, compensation for service-connected disabilities, educational benefits, burial benefits, headstones and markers.
Assisting widows in obtaining veterans' insurance benefits.
Please call to arrange a personal consultation with the Veterans' Service Officer.