We’re in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Many people are looking for help in any way they can get it, and it shows in the numbers. Nationally, unemployment benefit numbers have skyrocketed; small businesses are applying for special loans; people are anxiously awaiting their stimulus checks. Everyone needs help, and we’re working to make […]
By Brian MacQuarrie Globe Staff,Updated April 22, 2020, 8:57 a.m. But as more disabled and low-income veterans look to the state Department of Veterans’ Services for help accessing the benefits, they have been stymied by a lack of information on the agency’s website, leaving them unsure where else to turn, advocates for veterans said….
Helping veterans and their families is what the City of Boston’s Veterans’ Services Commissioner Robert Santiago does on a regular basis. Now, as tough economic times have hit due to COVID-19, he is urging veterans to access benefits that are available to many of them right now. M.G.L. Chapter 115 is a state veterans benefits […]
Chapter 115 Benefits give low-income veterans and their dependents monthly financial assistance. Those who qualify are encouraged to use the cash for expenses like rent, utilities, medical bills, or anything else they need help with. However, to ensure that every veteran in need of these benefits receives them, we need to increase the awareness of […]
BOSTON (WHDH) – If you’re a veteran in need of financial help, especially during the coronavirus emergency, you might not know about a Massachusetts program for veterans and their families that can help with every day expenses, like rent and food. It’s called Chapter 115, and Massachusetts is the only state in the country with […]
Especially in this time of great economic uncertainty, increasing awareness for veteran benefits could be what keeps a struggling family afloat. Whether to pay for rent or utilities or any other day-to-day expense, programs like Chapter 115 exist to provide financial assistance to low-income veterans when they need it most. Chapter 115 provides financial assistance […]