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Congressman Bill Keating

Representing the 9th District of Massachusetts

Military and Veterans

VETERANS & MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCES

One of our nation’s greatest obligations is to care for both the brave men and women who fought to protect our freedoms and their families, whose sacrifice is all too often forgotten.  Bill believes the truest way to honor our veterans service is by fighting for them here at home.

Veterans have contributed in countless ways to our country and our community.  As the grandson of a Gold Star Mother and the son of a veterans agent, Bill is honored to be able to serve our returning service members and their loved ones.  Our offices’ doors are always open to assist veterans and military families with any challenges they may be facing.

OUR ARMED FORCES

VA FACILITIES IN THE 9TH DISTRICT

Fairhaven/New Bedford Vet Center

Hyannis Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Hyannis Vet Center

Martha's Vineyard Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Nantucket Community Based Outpatient Clinic

New Bedford Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Plymouth Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Find other VA facilities

INFORMATION ON VETERANS BENEFITS AND SERVICES

Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Booklet

Veterans Benefits Fact Sheet

  • VA Benefits Questions: 800-827-1000 

GI Bill 

VA Education Questions: 888-442-4551 

CHAMPVA: Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • CHAMPVA Questions: 800-733-8387
  • VA Health Care Questions: 877-222-8387

Life Insurance Benefits

  • VA Life Insurance Questions: 800-669-8477 

Veterans Home Loan Program

Veteran Benefits in Massachusetts

Education Benefits for veterans in Massachusetts

Financial Assistance for veterans’ education in Massachusetts

Outreach and Counseling for veterans in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Welcome Home Bonus for veterans of the Global War on Terrorism

GOLD STAR FAMILIES

The great sacrifices made by our military families will never be forgotten. While each fallen service member is a tragic loss for our country, it is their loved ones who have to live with this heartache every day. In these difficult times, you are not alone, and it would be Bill’s honor to assist you in any way he or his staff can. 

Bill’s Gold Star Families Guide presents a brief overview of the benefits available for Gold Star families. If you have questions, please contact one of our offices.  We are always here to help you. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS

Request your VA benefits online
TAP: Department of Labor’s Transition Assistance Program
VETS: Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service
Department of Veterans Affairs’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program
Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mental Health Resources
VA career opportunities
National Resource Directory
Congressionally-Chartered Veterans Service Organizations
National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Operation HOMEFRONT
Military OneSource
Red Cross services for military members and families
Tax Information for service members
Military Saves
Request your Military Service Record online

Requests for the issuance or replacement of military service medals, decorations and awards

 

You can also request your military service record or replacement medals in writing from: National Personnel Records Center, 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5100

Massachusetts’ Welcome Home Guide
Massachusetts National Cemetery

ASSISTANCE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

Department of Veterans Affairs Survivors & Dependents Assistance
Military Spouse Resource Center
US Coast Guard Office of Work-Life Programs: Spouse Employment Assistance
FTC: Consumer Information for Military Families
USA Cares
Scholarships for Military Children
Military Family Assistance Programs in Massachusetts
Military Family Support Groups in Massachusetts
Needs-Based Grant Program for Massachusetts National Guard and Reservists
Resources for New Mothers
Vet Center Services for Family Members of Veterans