Under Chapter 115 of Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L. ch. 115), the Commonwealth provides a needs- based means tested program of financial and medical assistance for indigent veterans and their dependents.
Qualifying Veterans and their dependents receive necessary financial assistance for food, shelter, clothing, fuel, and medical care in accordance with a formula which takes into account the number of dependents and income from all sources. Eligible dependents of deceased Veterans are provided with the same benefits as if the Veteran were still living.