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Veterans Service Center


45 South Main Street
Room #213

Office Hours

Mon & Thur, 9 am - 3 pm
Tue & Wed, 9 am - 12 pm
Closed Fridays


Veteran Services Officer: George Messier

Tel: (203) 294-2165
Fax: (203) 294-2137

Memorial Day Observance 2024

Memorial Day Historical Observances (videos):

Veteran's Day Observance Ceremony ~ November 11, 2023

Veteran's Day Historical Observances (videos):

Department Responsibilities

1. Provide information to all Wallingford and Meriden residents who are eligible for veterans benefits and refer them to proper agencies, as needed.

2. Assist veterans, widows, dependent parents, dependent children and orphans by completing applications to obtain federal and state benefits.

Federal Benefits: (Additional information on federal benefits)

  • Applications for:
    • Burial allowance, headstones/foot markers
    • Compensation (service-connected disabilities)
    • G.I. school, home loans and insurance 
    • Discharge/separation papers (DD 214)
    • Pension (non-service connected disability) benefits
    • V.A. hospital treatment
  • Outreach - mailings to local veterans' organizations with updates from the VA Regional Office in Newington on veteran benefits.

State Benefits (Additional information on state benefits)

  • Applications for:
    • Admittance to the Veterans Home and Hospital located in Rocky Hill
    • Assistance through the State Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund
    • Burial in the State Veterans' Cemetery in Middletown
    • Payment of cost to install federal grave-markers in private cemeteries
    • State of Connecticut veteran's driver's license.
    • Educational assistance for children of servicemen killed in action or totally disabled

3. Available for group presentations