Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans' Services District

Mission Statement

To advocate for veterans, their spouses, dependants, widows or widowers for Veterans' Benefits on the Local, State and Federal levels.

To assist in obtaining federal benefits which can include:

  • Filing for compensation and non-service connected pensions
  • Obtaining gravestones and markers
  • VA Healthcare
  • Obtaining military records

MGL Ch. 115 provides financial, fuel and medical assistance and a host of other services to qualified individuals. This office also provides referral services for areas regarding homelessness, health, education and employment.

Member Towns

Ashfield • Bernardston • Buckland • Charlemont • Colrain • Conway • Deerfield • Erving Gill • Greenfield • Hawley •  Heath • Leverett • Leyden • Monroe • Montague • New Salem • Northfield • Plainfield • Rowe • Shelburne • Shutesbury • Sunderland • Warwick • Wendell • Whately

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Timothy Niejadlik Director
Laura Thorne Veterans' Services Assistant