Veterans have access to certain benefits in various areas which include education - tuition waivers and scholarship programs, motor vehicle - registration exemptions, excise exemptions, tax exemptions, and military license plates, and certain rights under the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights allow service and rights to the following:
- Files a written application for veterans' benefits at any time. You can insist upon this right, even if told that you are ineligible.
- Receive assistance from your local veterans' agent in completing your application.
- Receive a full explanation of the services and benefits available under Massachusetts General Law clause 115, as well as other available benefits.
- Receive a written notice and explanation of the approval or denial of your application for benefits.
- Be treated with dignity and respect and to receive accurate, courteous, and timely service.
- Appeal and request a hearing if you disagree with any action taken in your case.
- Expect confidentiality; personal information will not be collected or used except for the purposes of determining your eligibility for benefits.
- Receive fair and equal treatment without regard to sex, race, religion, or handicapped status.
- World War I
- World War II
- Persian Gulf
- Children of deceased veterans and children of Prisoner of Wars and those Missing in Action.