Government benefits

Martha's Vineyard

Dukes County Veterans Agent
Jo Ann Murphy
Phone: 508-693-6887
Fax: 508-696-3841
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Veterans Services provides for the provision of Federal Veterans Administration and general laws governing the financial support of local veterans, including the determination of eligibility, the disbursement of veterans benefits and assisting local veterans and their families in obtaining financial & other counseling, advice and assistance... See More

Feeding MV Map
Mary Korba
Phone: 508-693-7900 x222
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The Feeding Martha’s Vineyard Food Map is a location and information guide to connect Islanders in need of local free and low-cost food; it has been a collaboration among The Martha’s Vineyard Times and the 40-plus organizations participating in the Vineyard Food Equity Network... See More

Healthy Incentives Program
Noli Taylor
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What is the Healthy Incentives Program? A program of See More

Martha's Vineyard Community Services (MVCS)
Phone: 508-693-7900
Fax: 508-693-7192
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Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS) is a health, education and human services agency serving Islanders of every economic circumstance and offering services that would otherwise be unaffordable or completely unavailable... See More

Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Phone: 617-887-6367
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The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue is to achieve maximum compliance with the tax, child support and municipal finance laws of the Commonwealth... See More

National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)
Phone: 703-838-776
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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Associations (NARFE) is a nonprofit, 501(c)5 membership association dedicated to improving the benefits of active and retired federal employees... See More

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Rose Cogliano
Phone: 508-693-4509 x3
Fax: 508-693-7655
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The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging’s primary mission is to promote and provide programs and services that foster dignity, independence, and life long learning for elderly citizens... See More

Private Practice / Patricia Mello & Associates, P.C.
Patricia Mello
Phone: 508-477-0267
Fax: 508-477-2952
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Patty Mello offers a free legal clinic monthly at the Up-Island Council on Aging... See More

Summer Food Service Program
Noli Taylor
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What is the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)? A program of See More

The Salvation Army: Martha's Vineyard Service Unit
Richard Reinhardsen
Phone: 774-563-9436
Fax: 508-693-4292
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The Salvation Army provides financial and counseling assistance to those in temporary need due to an unusual circumstance in their life... See More

Tisbury Council on Aging
Joyce Stiles-Tucker
Phone: 508-696-4205
Fax: 508-693-0887
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Multi-service senior center providing programs and referrals. Programs include fitness and exercise like yoga and tai chi; diabetes support group; food stamps (SNAP) and fuel assistance program enrollment; discount VTA bus pass enrollment; AARP-trained volunteer tax assistance; home medical supplies; short-term respite for caregivers for time and help with errands and shopping, etc... See More

Up-Island Council on Aging
Joyce Albertine
Phone: 508-693-2896
Fax: 508-693-1447
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Provides social, educational and cultural services to people 55 years of age and older to meet specific needs and interests... See More

Vineyard Health Care Access Program
Sarah Kuh
Phone: 508-696-0020
Fax: 508-696-7352
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The Vineyard Health Care Access Program is a community-based service of Dukes County that connects residents of Martha’s Vineyard with health benefits... See More

Off Island

BenefitsCheckUp
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BenefitsCheckUp helps you find state, federal, and private benefits programs available where you live... See More

Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board
Phone: 508-775-5900
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The Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board (C&I WIB) is a regional, private sector led agency responsible for overseeing all publicly funded vocational education and training programs serving the entire Cape and the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket ... See More

Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.
RJ Connelly, III
Phone: 401-724-9044
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Connelly Law Offices, Ltd. is an elder law firm that specializes in estate planning and probate law, as well as a variety of fiduciary services... See More

EconomicCheckUp
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Whether you’re retired or still working, it pays to be smart about your income. Discover tips and resources in your community to manage your budget, save money, find work, and set financial goals... See More

Home Modification Loan Program
Amy Allen
Phone: 508-202-5919
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A state-funded low or no-interest LOAN program, which provides funding to make homes more accessible... See More

Mass 2-1-1
Phone: 211
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Mass 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community... See More

Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Phone: 800-AGE-INFO (800-243-4636)
Fax: 617-727-9368
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Elder Affairs connects seniors and families with a whole range of services in communities throughout Massachusetts – everything from senior centers to councils on aging, nutrition programs such as Meals on Wheels, exercise, health coaching, and much more... See More

My Medicare Matters
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MyMedicareMatters.org is brought to you by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in partnership with Aon Retiree Health Exchange™... See More

NAMI Mass COMPASS
Megan Wiechnik
Phone: 617-704-NAMI (6264)
Fax: 800-370-9085
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The NAMI Mass COMPASS is your guide to mental health and related resources in Massachusetts. Navigating the mental healthcare system can be complicated—we help individuals and families affected by mental health issues find their way... See More

National Council on Aging
Jeri Githiora
Phone: 571-527-3900
Fax: 571-527-3901
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We’re a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging... See More

Prescription Advantage / Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Phone: 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636)
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Prescription Advantage is a prescription drug insurance plan available to all Massachusetts residents age 65 and older, as well as younger individuals with disabilities who meet income and employment guidelines... See More

Project Bread's GettingSNAP.org
Phone: 800-645-8333
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Project Bread built this website to help people in Massachusetts, including families with children, individuals, immigrants, elders, and working people access this important nutrition program that helps them buy more healthy food... See More

Providence VA Medical Center
Phone: 401-457-3336 (M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
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The Providence VA Medical Center is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive outpatient and inpatient health care to Veterans residing in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts... See More

Social Security Administration
Phone: 855-881-0212 (Falmouth)
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The Social Security Administration toll-free number 800-772-1213 operates from 7AM to 7PM, Monday to Friday... See More

Universal Service Administrative Company / Lifeline Support
Phone: 888-641-8722
Fax: 866-873-4665
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The Lifeline Program is a federal program that provides a monthly discount on landline or wireless phone service to eligible low-income households... See More

Verizon / Lifeline Discount Program
Phone: 800-837-4966
Fax: 877-306-6175
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Lifeline is a government assistance program that is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Federal Communications Commission... See More