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Veteran's Bill of Rights
Veteran's Bill of Rights
M.G.L. ch. 115 and 108 CMR (Code of Massachusetts Regulations)

You have a right to:

- File a written application for veterans' benefits at any time.  you can insist upon this right, even if told that you are not eligible.  108 CMR 4:02 (1)

- Receive assistance from your local veterans' agent in completing your application (M.G. L. ch. 115 s. 3)

- Receive a full explanation of the services and benefits available unde M.G.L. ch. 115, as well as other available benefits

- Receive a written notice and explanation of the approval or denial of your applicaiton for benefits (108 CMR 8.02)

- Be treated with dignity and respect and to receive accurate, courteous and timely services

- Appeal and request a hearing if you disagree with any action taken in your case (108 CMR 8.07 (1))

- Expect confidentiality; personal information will not be collected or used except for the purpose of determinig your eligibility for benefits (M.G.L. ch.40 s.51)

- Receive fair and equal treatment without regard to sex, race, religion, handicap, ethnicity or national origin (M.G.L. ch. 151 B, s. 3)

- Preference in public employment (M.G.L. ch. 31, s. 12, 26, 28, and ch. 41, s. 112)