Veterans Affairs

Town of Somers

Department of Veterans Affairs

600 Main Street, Room B-1, Somers, CT 06071-2119

Office Hours:  Suspended during COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis – Call Us at: (860) 604-0634

Contact us at our office number to set-up discussion and counseling appointments. 

To Make an Appointment contact us at 860-604-0634, or send us an email to

Our Pledge: Veteran’s deserve dignified services and together, here in our Somers community, we PLEDGE to leave no one behind!


The Connecticut Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Fund was established in 1919 to assist needy wartime veterans and their families. Assistance is provided for temporary periods only and is limited in amount, frequency and duration as specified by the State Fund Commission. Income and asset limitations apply.

Somers and local area Connecticut veterans requiring assistance may contact the Somers Fund Representative in order to discuss their situation and determine the assistance that the agency might be in a position to provide.

Purposes for which temporary assistance is available:

  • Assistance with rental payments or mortgage interest payments
  •  Assistance with utilities such as gas, electricity, water and home heating fuel
  • Assistance with medical expenses (Limits apply)
  • Assistance with emergent dental care (Veteran only)
  • Eye examination and eyeglasses
  • Audiological evaluation and hearing aids
  • Funeral expenses
  • Durable medical equipment

Eligibility requirements are Honorable wartime service as defined in Conn. Gen. Statutes Section 27-103, Connecticut residency, and Demonstration of need. Contact our office at for more information or to start an application. We ARE processing applications during the pandemic/COVID-19 Outbreak.

The Town of Somers Department of Veterans Affairs is staffed with two appointed military veterans standing by to assist fellow veterans and their family members with information about the following (not all-inclusive):

  • General Information concerning Veterans Benefits and Services
  • Obtaining VA Healthcare Identification Card
  • Obtaining VA Identification Card
  • Information concerning Veterans Healthcare Benefits
  • Obtaining Connecticut Cold War Medal
  • Elder Services for Veterans and Spouse
  • Vocational Rehabilitation – Education – GI Bill
  • Prescription Enrollment Services
  • Employment/Career Services
  • Veterans Housing
  • Correction/Upgrades of Military Discharge/Records
  • Replacement of Record of Service/DD-214
  • Pensions
  • Transition Assistance Programs
  • Women Veterans Outreach
  • Burial Benefits and Grave Registry, Markers, Flag and Headstones
  • Veterans License Plates
  • Veterans Flag on CT Drivers Licenses
  • Assistance with Preparing and Submitting Compensation and Pension Applications
  • Veterans Widow Benefits
  • Veterans and Widows Emergency Assistance
  • Real Estate Tax Exemption for 50-100% Disabled Wartime Veterans
  • Blind or Paralyzed Veteran Pensions
  • Application and Submission of Soldier-Sailor-Marine Fund (SSMF) Financial Assistance Packages
  • General Information concerning Veterans Benefits and Services
  • Veterans Dental Programs
  • Awards and Medals Correction/Replacement
  • Understanding Social Security/Medicare and how it relates to Veterans
  • Veterans benefits for Home Improvement and Structural Alterations
  • Mental Healthcare Benefit for Veterans
  • Caregiver Programs and Services
  • Veterans Home Loan Guaranty Program
  • Home-bound Veterans Services

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact our office at 860-604-0634 or email us at If you have a specific question pertaining to the SSMF program, please email To reach a specific team member, contact us:

Director:  David P. McCaffrey, SCPO, USN, Ret.

Phone: (860) 604-0634          Email:


Deputy Director: Sherri A. Marquis, JO1, USN, Ret.

Phone: (413) 318-4651            Email:


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