About The Calculator
The Massachusetts Veteran Benefit Calculator helps Massachusetts residents who have served in the military quickly and easily determine if they may be eligible for financial assistance through a state program known as Chapter 115 benefits. By completing this calculator, low-income veterans, along with their dependents and survivors, can find out if they qualify for monthly cash assistance and get information about these benefits earned through their service.
The Chapter 115 Program
The Chapter 115 benefits program provides cash assistance based on need. Payments may be one-time or ongoing. Chapter 115 is a program of the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) in partnership with Veteran’s Service Officers (VSOs) in every town across the state.
Massachusetts is still processing Chapter 115 claims during this crisis. Although there may be some changes in the way the program is administered, veterans, their dependents, and survivors with financial needs are strongly encouraged to apply for these benefits at this time.