Veterans Services

Veterans Tax Work Off Program

Applications are being accepted June 1 – July 14. 

  • If there are more than 10 individuals that are eligible to participate, a Lottery Drawing of eligible applicants will take place on July 17, 2023 in Mayor John Vieau’s office by the mayor or his designee.
  • the program year which runs from July 17, 2023 to September 15, 2023. (adoption of law was effective 7/1/2023)


The Chicopee Veterans Services Office establishes appropriate veterans memorials, provides burial allowances for eligible veterans and is responsible for the marking, flag placement and identification of all veterans graves in this city.

The City of Chicopee, through Chicopee Veterans Services coordinates and assists in any and all veteran related ceremonies.


The mission of the Chicopee Veterans Services Office is to provide eligible veterans and their families, who are residents of Chicopee, with financial and medical assistance in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 115 and CMR 108.

Additionally, we provide referrals and assistance with housing, alternate sources of income, such as Social Security and the VA, employment opportunities, fuel assistance programs, area food banks, shelters, and employment services. We are committed to ensuring that the veterans and their families receive the assistance that they are eligible for and to encourage them to seek permanent, life-long solutions to their needs.

"Providing our veteran audience with information, education and resources."

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We've got some great events coming up, so make sure to make your calendar and save the date!

Please see the calendar above, or the flyers in the slideshow below for further details.

Department of Veterans’ Services Website Exclusion Policy

The Department of Veteran’s Services has complete and final discretion over what is posted on our Veterans’ Services Webpage and is limited to not-for-profit entities that are working with Veterans Services to serve the needs of and providing assistance for Chicopee’s veteran community. These announcements are provided for the benefit of members of the Military, Veterans, and their Families. It is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Veterans' Services.