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Departments: Veterans Services

210 Central Street
Hingham, MA
Keith Jermyn - Veterans' Service Officer
Jaime Litchfield - Interim Veterans' Service Officer
(781)741-1440

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thu 08:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 8:30am - 7:00pm
Fri 8:30am – 1:00 pm
Appointments are recommended

Cohasset Office Hours:

380 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
Cohasset, MA
Vinnie Fountaine - Veterans' Service Officer
(781)635-4407

Mon & Wed 3:00 – 5:00pm
Tuesdays 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM at Cohasset Elder Affairs
Thu & Fri afternoons by appointment only

Contact Us

Important Documents & Links:

VALOR Act: Tax Workoff Program Application

Massachusetts Veteranīs Services Home Page

Mass Vets' Advisor

Hingham Medal of Honor Recipient, Herbert Lewis Foss

View Images From Veterans' Events!

Veterans Services

Hingham's Veteran's MemorialHingham Veteransī Agent

Keith Jermyn is the newly appointed Veterans' Service Officer for the Town of Hingham. The "mission" of the Department of Veterans' Services is to advocate on behalf of all the Commonwealth's Veterans, to provide them with quality support services, and to direct an emergency financial assistance program for those Veterans and their dependents who qualify and are in need.

For more than 100 years, Veterans' Services Officers have provided a helping hand to anyone in the community in need of guidance or assistance in matters relating to military service; therefore, we remain fully committed to the above "mission" statement.Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. The office is located on the second floor of Town Hall, and the hours are:

Jaime Litchfield - Interim Veterans' Services Office
Lisa Potts - Veterans' Administrator

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thu 08:30am - 4:30pm
Tue 8:30am - 7:00pm
Fri 8:30am – 1:00 pm
Appointments are recommended

Cohasset Office Hours:

380 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
Cohasset, MA
Veterans' Service Officer – Vinnie Fountaine
(781)636-4407

Mon & Wed 3:00 – 5:00pm
Tuesdays 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM at Cohasset Elder Affairs
Thu & Fri afternoons by appointment only

Veteranīs Benefits Bill of Rights
Education Benefits
Motor Vehicle Benefits

Lets take a look at definitions and who falls into each category.

VETERAN
Any person, male or female:

  • Whose last discharge or release from his/her wartime service (defined below) was under honorable conditions and
  • Who served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard of the United States for not less than 90 days active service, at least one day of which was for wartime service, provided that any person who so served in wartime and was awarded a service-connected disability or a Purple Heart, or who died in such service under conditions other than dishonorable, shall be deemed to be a veteran notwithstanding his/her failure to complete 90 days of active service.
    WARTIME SERVICE

Service performed by a "Spanish War veteran", a "World War I veteran", a "World War II veteran", a "Korean veteran", a "Vietnam veteran", a "Lebanese peace keeping force veteran", a "Grenada rescue mission veteran", a "Panamanian Intervention Force veteran", a "Persian Gulf veteran", or a member of the "WAAC" during any of the periods of time described herein or for which such medals described below are awarded.

WORLD WAR I VETERAN

Any person who has:

  • Performed such wartime service between April 6, 1917 and November 11, 1918 or
  • Been awarded the World War 1 Victory Medal or
  • Performed such service between March 25, 1917 and August 5, 1917 as a Massachusetts Guardsman

WORLD WAR II VETERAN

Any person who performed wartime service between September 16, 1940 and December 31, 1946, except that for the purposes of M.G.L., C. 31 (see Veteran's Preference, page 12 it shall mean all active service between the dates of Sept.16, 1940 and June 25, 1950).

KOREAN VETERAN

Any person who performed such wartime service between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, both dates inclusive.

VIETNAM VETERAN

  • Any person who performed such wartime service during the period commencing August 5, 1964 and ending May 7, 1975, both dates inclusive, or
  • Any person who served at least 180 days of active service in the armed forces of the United States during the period between February 1, 1955 and August 4, 1964; provided, however, that for the purposes of the application of the provisions of M.G.L. C. 31 (see Veteran's Preference, page 12), it shall also include all active service between the dates May 7, 1975 and June 4, `976; and provided, further, that any such person who served in said armed forces during said period and was awarded a service-connected disability or a Purple Heart, or who died in said service under conditions other than dishonorable, shall be deemed to be a veteran notwithstanding his/her failure to complete 180 days of active service.

LEBANESE PEACE KEEPING FORCE VETERAN

Any person who performed such wartime service and received a campaign medal for such service during the period commencing August 25, 1982 and ending when the President of the United States shall have withdrawn armed forces from the country of Lebanon.

GRENDA RESCUE MISSION VETERAN

Any person who performed such wartime service and received a campaign medal for such service during the period commencing October 25, 1983 to December 15, 1983, inclusive.

PANAMANIAN INTERVENTION FORCE VETERAN

Any person who performed such wartime service and received a campaign medal for such service during the period commencing December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990, inclusive.

PERSIAN GULF VETERAN

Any person who performed such wartime service during the period commencing August 2, 1990 and ending on a date to be determined by presidential proclamation or executive order and concurrent resolution of the Congress of the United Sates.

MERCHANT MARINE

Any Merchant Marine who performed such wartime service in armed conflict between December, 1941 and August 15, 1945, and who received an honorable discharge from the Army, Navy, or U.S. Coast Guard.

ACTIVE SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES

Active service in the armed forces shall not include active duty for training in the army national guard, or air national guard or active duty for training as a reservist in the armed forces of the United States.

ARMED FORCES

Armed forces shall include Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard.

None of the following shall be deemed to be a veteran:

  • Any person, who at the time of entering into the armed forces of the United States, had declared his/her intention to become a subject or citizen of the United States and withdrew his/her intention under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918.
  • Any person who was discharged from the said armed forces on his/her own application or solicitation by reason of his/her being an enemy alien.
  • Any person who has been proved guilty of willful desertion.
  • Any person whose only service in the armed forces of the United States consists of his/her service as a member of the coast guard auxiliary or as a temporary member of the coast guard reserve, or both.
  • Any person whose last discharge or release from the armed forces is dishonorable.

Lets take time to discuss some of the actual benefits:

Veteranīs Benefits Bill of Rights
Education Benefits
Motor Vehicle Benefits