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
Children of deceased veterans and children of Prisoner of Wars and those Missing in Action.