CHAPTER 115 Financial Assistance

Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L ch. 115), Financial Assistance

 PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS & FAMILIES

  Contact us to find out if you are eligible   or click here for the eligibilty calculator

What is Chapter 115? 
Under Chapter 115 of Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L ch. 115), the Commonwealth provides a uniform program of financial and medical assistance for veterans and their dependents. Qualifying veterans and their dependents receive necessary financial assistance for food, shelter, clothing, fuel and medical care in accordance with a formula that takes into account the number of dependents and income from all sources.
   Current Income Limit
    Single     $2,081.00 
     Married  $2,818.00  
   Current Asset Limit
    Single     $5,000  
     Married  $9,800 


How do I find out if I'm eligible?
By contacting us if you live in Marshfield or the Veteran Service Officer in the town you live in (click here for list)  and asking to apply for Chapter 115 benefits. Eligible veterans and/or their family members must meet certain income criteria and their military experience must meet the Commonwealth's requirements.

Are these benefits taxable?
Chapter 115 benefits are not taxable income. You must report this income when applying for or renewing subsidized housing applications, Section 8 applications, and SNAP applications. 

Is there a residency requirement?
You must apply for Chapter 115 in the town in which you reside. Each town in the Commonwealth has a Veteran Service Officer . For a listing of Veteran Service Officers by town please click here.