Thank you for visiting the Department of Veterans Services. The mission of the Ludlow Veterans' Service office is to advocate on behalf of all Ludlow veterans and provide them with quality support services, and to direct an emergency financial assistance program for those veterans and their dependents in need.
Massachusetts is the only State in the country to dedicate a program of services to its' resident, eligible, veteran population. In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, MGL Chapter 115, each city and town in the Commonwealth is represented by a resident Veterans Service Officer also known as a Veterans' Agent. Smaller communities are combined into a district and administered accordingly.
The local Veterans’ Service Department is a ONE STOP center for veterans and the dependents of veterans and in addition to the duties to aid, assist, and advise, as stated in Chapter 115, Mass. General Law, the Agents and Directors counsel, file claims and explore every avenue of resources and revenue available to the veteran and their dependents.
Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban. You are not alone.
Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel more moral distress about experiences they had during their service. It’s normal to feel this way. Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, connect with a peer-to-peer network, or sign up for mental health services. Scroll down for a list common reactions and coping advice.
Resources available right now
Vet Centers - Discuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers. 70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans. Call 1-877-927-8387
VA Women Veterans Call Center - Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 6:30PM ET)
VA Caregiver Support Line - Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM - 10PM & SAT 8AM - 5PM ET) .
Upcoming Veterans Events
VA Video Connect allows Veterans and their caregivers to quickly and easily meet with VA health care providers through live video on any computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet connection.