Veterans' Services

The Veterans Service Officer (VSO) actively advocates on the Town/State level for veterans and their dependents. The VSO assists in applying for federal claims for Service-connected and Non-Service connected compensation, Health benefits and Prescription drugs, Business, education, and burial benefits, and assists in applying for benefits to qualifying Veterans and their families under Mass. General Laws Chapter 115.

Veterans Coffee Hour

Join Hanover Veterans every Thursday at 9:11 am at the weekly Veterans Coffee Hour. The coffee hour will be held at the Hanover Council on Aging, 665 Center Street, Hanover, MA 02339.


  • Assists in applying for federal claims for:
    • Service-connected and non-service-connected compensation.
    • Non-service connected pension if you are 70% disabled or more.
  • Health benefits and Prescription drugs.
  • Business, education, and burial benefits.
  • Headstones and markers may be obtained through this office.
  • Provide benefits to needy Veterans and families under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 115.
  • Advise National Guard and Reserves as to Civil Rights. 

Chapter 115 Benefits Eligibility Calculator

Find out your eligibility by visiting the Massachusetts Veteran Benefit Calculator website.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Amanda Kinsherf Veterans Service Officer 781-826-5000, ext. 1113
Karen MacDonald, LICSW Clinician 781-924-1913
Jim Gambino, LADC II Clinician 781-924-1913