Veterans counselors can:
- answer questions about state & federal benefits, eligibility and application procedures.
- make referrals to VA facilities, such as medical centers and national cemeteries.
- can inform you about eligibility for VA benefits based upon discharge from military service. The office deals with MassHealth, Medicare, transportation, housing, finances, fairly full range of case management.
Families with VA guaranteed loans can get both counseling and aid with financing arrangements to avoid foreclosure. To find a counselor call the VA toll free at 1-877-827-3702. For info about the VA's home loan guaranty program go to www.homeloans.va.gov
Veterans & Families Transportation Call Center: coordinates transportation services for military veterans and their families to Pittsfield’s VA clinic, and VA facilities in Leeds and Albany, N.Y. It will also connect local vets to the VA shuttle in Leeds that provides transportation to outlying veterans facilities. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Submit transportation requests by calling 413-418-4300 or toll free 855-483-8743 or visiting www.veteranfamilyrides.com.
For veteran-related questions and problems, contact your local Berkshire County agent below:
John Herrera, email@example.com, 499-9433 - Hinsdale, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Washington, Windsor
Richard Demyer, 458-5671 - Hancock
Stephen Roy, 662-3040 - Dalton, Lanesboro
Stephen Roy, 662-3040 - Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Lanesborough, North Adams, Savoy, Williamstown
Richard Demyer, 458-5671 - New Ashford
Doug Mann, LeeVetsAgent@wmconnect.com, 243-5519 - Becket, Lee, Lenox
Laurie Hils, 528-1580 - Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Monterey, Mt Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Sandisfield, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, West stockbridge
Last formal update: 7/2018