Veterans' Services

Updates Due to Coronavirus

1. All Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) chapter 115 benefit checks will be mailed to Veterans and/or their dependents in accordance with the written Notice of Determination (NOD) in the extent possible; meaning the third Friday of each month.

2. Veterans and/or their dependents should mail in ANY / ALL medical receipts until further notice to: Town of Hingham, Dept. of Veterans Services, #210 Central St., Hingham, MA 02043

3. The Dept. will continue to work while the offices are closed to the public; meaning we will answer all calls / emails in the order in which they are received, but will be prioritized accordingly:

  • Emergency needs of Water, Food, Housing or Heating
  • Military Funeral Honors Assistance 
  • All other services

During the course of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Department of Veterans’ Services has directed Veteran Service Officers to relax the application process and lessen the veterans burden in order to expedite the approval process.  These will remain in effect until the conclusion of the public health crisis. Visit Mass.Gov for more information on changes that have been made to the
Chapter 115 – Safety Net Program.

US Dept of Veteran Affairs: What Veterans need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) PDF

United States Navy, Senior Chief Petty Officer Keith Jermyn, is the appointed Director of Veterans' Services for the Town of Hingham. He is assisted by Benefits Administrator, Jacob Pickering.

The mission of Hingham's Department of Veterans' Services is to:
  • Administer benefits to qualifying veterans and/or their dependents under Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) chapter 115
  • Provide assistance to and to advocate for all the town's veterans and their dependents
  • Direct emergency aid in the form of financial, fuel, housing, and sustenance assistance for veterans in immediate need.

Please stop by with any questions or concerns you may have.

Donations for Commander Anderson House?

Donations for the Commander Anderson House are greatly appreciated and can be brought to or mailed directly to Hingham Veterans Services office at Hingham Town Hall.

Hingham Veterans Memorial