Under Chapter 115 of Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L. ch. 115), the
Commonwealth provides a uniform program of financial and medical assistance
for indigent veterans and their dependents. Qualifying
veterans and their dependents receive necessary financial assistance for
food, shelter, clothing, housing supplies, and medical care in
accordance with a formula which takes into account the number of dependents and income from all sources. Eligible dependents of deceased
veterans are provided with the same benefits as they would were the
veteran still living.