Veterans Services

The mission of the City of Peabody Veterans Services Department is to assist veterans and their dependents by providing services that may include applying for benefits, both state and federal, helping in employment and under employment situations along with monetary support, if qualified under the State 115 benefit program. Services may also include help with applying for V.A. medical care and services.

Veteran Services Department is also responsible for all discharge records for the City of Peabody veterans. It is recommended that allveterans ensure that a copy of their DD214 is kept at this office if they apply for any future benefits.

Please call (978) 538-5925 for an appointment if you are not able to visit during the above listed hours.

If you have any questions about VA benefits, please call (978) 538-5925.

New Information

Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal - Applications due by July 28, 2017
Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal - Application
Peabody Council on Aging Transportation
Veteran's Day Breakfast November 11, 2016
Veteran's Day Breakfast Slideshow
Obtaining Military Personnel Records
Veterans Shuttle Schedule


Federal VA Benefits Video
Honoring Peabody's Veterans
To Honor our late Veterans, Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr. and the Peabody Veterans Department invite the family of those heroes to present a flag in their loved one's memory which will be flown for one week at City Hall. This symbol of service will stand watch over a city that is forever grateful for their service.

All Gave Some, Some Gave All!
Veterans 100th birthday
Ted Lazarakis
Local Hero and Purple Heart Recipient Ted Lazarakis celebrates his 100th birthday
on September 2, 2017
Peabody's Disabled American Veterans present Honda North with a Certificate of Appreciation
Mayor Bettencourt and Veterans Agent Steve Patten receive new veterans shuttle from Honda North
Watch Video
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Director: Steve Patten   (978) 538-5925   Email
Secretary: Lisa Leavitt   (978) 538-5928   Email

Walk in hours

Peabody City Hall Office (at the basement level)
Mon-Wed: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Thurs: 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Fri: 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Military Funeral Honors

To arrange for military funeral honors, contact your local funeral home. Direct access via phone and/or fax number is necessary for people who are doing the arrangements without the benefit of a funeral director. Contact the branch of service directly.

Air Force: (781) 225-5900 - Fax: (781) 377-3153
Army: (774) 286-1915 - Fax: (508) 233-6781
Coast Guard: (617) 990-6249 - Fax: (617) 223-3490
Marine Corps: (866) 826-3628 - Fax: (703) 784-9827
Navy: (860) 694-3475 - Fax: (860) 694-3699

General Information

Telephone: (978) 538-5925
Fax: (978) 538-5990