Veterans Services Department

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, Press 1

On Friday, September 11, 2020, the town of Westford will host a remembrance event commemorating the 19th anniversary of the horrific attacks of that occurred on September 11th, 2001. Marking this important anniversary, the town will host the annual commemoration ceremony to honor the 2,977 men, women and children that lost their lives in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, September 11, 2020 beginning at 9:55 a.m. EST, at the 9/11 memorial in the Public Safety Courtyard on the right side of the Town Hall, located at 55 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886.

We will be practicing social distancing guidelines and face coverings will be required to attend.

For additional information regarding this event, please contact Ryan Cobleigh, Veterans Service Officer, at rcobleigh@westfordma.gov or by phone at 978-392-1170.

We hope you can join us for this special event.

Thank you


The Town of Westford Veterans Services Department is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense or any Military Service!

Mission Statement


The Town of Westford's Veterans Services Department's mission is to honor and serve veterans and their families. By serving as their principal advocate, we are ensuring that they receive the care, support and recognition earned in service to their country.

The department advises residents as to the availability of federal and state services and benefits to which they are entitled to. In addition, the department provides financial assistance to qualifying veterans, surviving spouses and their dependents.
This department also assists veterans in applying for federal VA benefits, such as service connected compensations, non-service connected disability pensions, medical benefits, home loans, educational benefits, death and burial benefits, as well as pension benefits for those veterans in assisted living or are housebound.

Assistance


We offer the following assistance:
  • Navigating VA Benefits
  • Financial Aid and/or Assistance
  • Medical Expenses Assistance
  • Burial Assistance
  • Cemetery Markers and Flags
  • Locating Military/Discharge records 
.... and a whole lot more. Call us at 978-392-1170 today.

Important Phone Numbers

  • Veterans Crisis Line - 800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • VA Benefits: 800-827-1000: For information about: Burial, Disability, Education, Home Loan, Life Insurance, Medical Care, Sexual Trauma
  • VA Caregiver Support Line: VA Care Giver Hotline number(are you caring for a veteran at home?)
  • VA Direct Deposit Enrollment/Changes: 877-838-2778
  • VA Education (GI Bill): 888-442-4551
  • VA Gulf War/Agent Orange Helpline: 800-749-8387
  • VA Health Care Bedford - 800-838-6331 (follow the prompts)
  • VA Health Care Boston - 800-865-3384 (follow the prompts)
  • VA Health Care Benefits: 877-222-8387
  • VA Income Verification and Means Testing: 800-929-8387
  • VA Life Insurance: 800-669-8477
  • VA Mammography Helpline: 888-492-7844
  • VA Pension Management Center: 877-294-6380
  • VA Status of Headstones and Markers: 800-697-6947
  • VA Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD): 800-829-4833
Find more contacts.
Gold Star Family Flag

Armistice Day 2018

Please read the flyer here: 2018 Veterans Day Flyer

Visit the page here: Armistice Day 2018