Veterans' Services

Veterans' Services Officer

VSO Peter Harvell

The Veterans’ Services Officer (VSO) is an advocate for Lincoln’s veterans and their dependents. The VSO can assist veterans with questions they have about their state and federal veteran benefits and services. The VSO can also help veterans apply for those benefits. Benefits and services include emergency financial or medical assistance programs for veterans in need, Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension claims, educational benefits, real estate tax abatement, employment and training opportunities, burial information, and innumerable other benefits. Lincoln’s Veterans Services Officer, Peter Harvell, will have regular office hours each Thursday from 9 am to Noon at Bemis Hall. To avoid waiting, call ahead. You may also reach Peter by email at

For more information about social and educational programming or special projects, contact Jim Hogan at (781) 259-8811 or

Veterans Tax Work-Off Program

The Town of Lincoln also offers a Veterans Tax Work-Off Program through which veterans may work for the Town for 90 hours in a variety of capacities and receive $1,000 off their taxes. For more information on this program, contact the Council on Aging at (781) 259-8811.