Veterans' Services

COVID-19 Veterans’ Notice

The Brookline Office of Veterans Services is closed to the public, to keep everyone safe due to the Convid-19 virus. 

The office had suspended all transport to the VA hospitals. 

All MGL-115 benefit checks will be mailed for the months of April and May. 

All American Legion and VFW meetings and events at the Brookline Veterans post have been cancelled through April.

The VA Boston Medical Center is not providing prescriptions at the window, only by mail. The best way to order your medication is using the VA My Healthy Vet application. For Veterans who do not have accounts the phone number to the JP pharmacy is (617) 232- 9500. I suggest contacting your provider and asking for a 90 day instead of a 30 day supply. Most providers I have spoke with are good about doing that.

As of March 23rd no interruptions of VA disability and pension checks are anticipated. Please check this site for any changes. 

I spoke to DVS and all VA BVA, hearings have been postponed. 

I suggest you should call your VA provider to see if they are available before going to any regularly scheduled VA medical or comp & pen appointments. 

I also suggest contacting your mental health provider before going in for any regularly scheduled appointments. Many are now doing visit by video conference or voice phone calls. 

If you are having a mental health crisis please call the 24/7 Vetetans Crisis line at 1-800-273-8255.

If you are having a medical emergency Dial 911. 

If you need to contact me, email me at

bmcgroarty@brooklinema.gov.  I am checking my email several times daily and will respond ASAP. 

I will post news about Veterans Services on this site please check for updates. 

Be safe, stay in as much as possible, practice social distancing and good sanitation. We will all get thought this being smart and working together. 

Bill McGroarty
Director
Brookline Office of Veterans Services


American Legion Post 11

American Legion Post 11

VFW Post 864

VFW Post 864

Department Responsibilities

Welcome to the Brookline Department of Veterans' Services. The Veterans' Office is responsible for the needs of the veterans of Brookline. We assist veterans / dependents with filing for veterans' benefits under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 115, which is a state-run program, or filing for federal benefits such as VA service-connected or non-service connected disabilities or compensation.

Veterans Patches

Services Provided

Our office is very instrumental in assisting with the following forms of services:

  • Annuities
  • Applying for Social Security
  • Assisting veterans with medical care referrals
  • Counseling
  • Educational benefits
  • Emergency funds
  • Filing of applications for grave markers
  • Filing of other veterans related applications
  • Job search
  • Military records
  • Securing housing
  • Social Security Disability
  • Social Security Supplemental Income
  • Unemployment compensation

The Veterans Office is also responsible for Ceremonies on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, as well as the Adopt A Pole Program and Memorial Square Dedications.

Important Links & Resources

Additional Links

Annuity Forms

Veterans' Events

Massachusetts American Legion

American Legion

Brookline VFW

VFW Logo