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Category: Veterans’ Services

Veterans Day Ceremony to be held Friday at War Memorial Building

Photo credit: Holyoke veterans services Photo caption: Dress uniforms of veterans who served in three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be on display at the War Memorial Building during the Veterans Day event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.   HOLYOKE — United Veterans of Holyoke and … Continued

Veterans’ Services Closed October 24 – October 27

Please be informed due to mandated annual training, the Holyoke Veterans’ Services Department will be closed from Monday, October 24th through Thursday, October 27th , 2022. Our office will resume normal business hours on Friday, October 28th , 2022. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at the information provided below. Thank you. Luz … Continued


The following was retrieved from   (BOSTON–07/29/2022) The Massachusetts Legislature today passed comprehensive legislation, An Act relative to military spouse-licensure portability, education and enrollment of dependents, addressing the Commonwealth’s most immediate needs in the veteran community and making necessary updates to service member quality-of-life issues and acknowledgements of our military branches and individual service, including supporting … Continued

PACT Act and your VA Benefits

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. This page will help answer your questions about what the PACT Act means … Continued

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VA Assistance to Help Avoid Eviction

On July 31, 2021, the extension of the national eviction moratorium — temporary ban on evictions implemented during the coronavirus pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — will end. This change will impact Americans, including Veterans, across the country who live in communities without local eviction moratoriums in place. VA is ready to assist Veterans … Continued

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