Seth Bai, Director of Veterans' ServicesVeterans Service Office
Newton City Hall, Room 107
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 796-1094 Fax
Monday:7:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday:7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday:7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
*** Due to outside events, VA meetings/appeals, funerals and ceremonies ; Appointments are recommended as clients may have extensive questions or required documentation. ***
Our Mission is to provide quality services and benefits to veterans and their dependents in need of emergency financial and medical assistance under Chapter 115 M.G.L. and to provide assistance in filling out applications and/or answering questions regarding VA Compensation, pensions, burials, etc.For information concerning statewide veterans events and programs follow this link
The Mayor’s drop-in Veterans Service Center Open House is open to both Veterans and their Spouse from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Last Tuesday of each Month. The Veterans Service Center Open House has been moved permanently to the American Legion Post 440 and is free and open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month to be held at 295 California St Nonantum/Newton. All Veterans Service Center Open House meetings are cancelled in lieu of the outbreak of COVID-19. Please take all precautions and limit public exposure.
Newton Veterans’ Services Dept.
March 17th, 2020
The City’s Dept. of Veterans’ Services will remain open for business in most regular fashions of inquiry and response. Since City Hall is closed to the public, all current activities an actions will be conducted via phone, email or regular mail delivery. All one-on-one appointments will be suspended until Public Health has deemed social distancing no longer required. The federal government is practicing similar policies and is half-staffed in their regional offices. Longer wait times and responses from the Veterans Administration can and should be expected. The highest priorities in the interim will be burials/funerals, funding for food , fuel, Rx and shelter allowances. VA home loans, Montgomery G.I. Bill monies, Memorial Day Parade, Flag Day Ceremonies and those alike will become second tier while in the state of emergency. The Veterans Service Director also works with the Mayor’s Office and the National Guard in any instances where federal aid or support is required here in Newton. Please leave messages and I will return to your situation as soon as time allows.
Cell Phones for Soldiers Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Newton City Hall is an official drop site for used cell phones that are turned into calling minutes for our troops. Look for the collection box marked "Cell Phones for Soldiers"