The Veterans' Service Department is under the direction of Chapter 115 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Local Veterans' Agents direct the Veterans’ benefits program, which is a joint program with the Commonwealth and their city or town, to deliver the Veterans’ benefits due qualified Veterans’ and their dependents. The office also assists and advises Veterans’ and their dependents with questions and applications concerning federal benefits and obtaining a copy of their discharge papers (DD214).Scheduled appoints will be held in the Oakham Town Hall at 2 Coldbrook Road.
In order to be eligible for benefits from the town you must be a veteran. A Veteran is defined as a person serving in the military who has spent at least 90 days service deployed during a time of war. This does not include reserves who have completed basic training or military schooling.