Veterans' Bonus Division
Massachusetts Veterans' Bonus Program
Office of the State Treasurer
1 Ashburton Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1608
(617) 367-9333 ext. 859
veteransbonus@tre.state.ma.us

Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Welcome Home Bonus Application

for living veterans serving from September 11, 2001 to present

INSTRUCTIONS — Please read before continuing:

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for your service.

This bonus application is divided into four sections. This form allows for you, at the end of each section, to continue on to the next section (by clicking Next at the bottom of each page) or to save the application information entered and resume later (by clicking Save and Resume Later at the bottom of each page). If you want to save a partial application to finish in the future, you must provide a password and a valid email address for accessing your application in progress. You will receive an email message containing a link to resume your application. Please note this link is valid for only 30 days; otherwise, you will need to start a new application. Additionally, if you lose your password for accessing your application, we cannot recover your in-progress application submission; you will need to start a new application.

You must complete all of the required entries (indicated by a red asterisk *) in each section. Your application will not be considered submitted until you have completed all required sections, including an acknowledgment at the end of the application.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call (617) 367-9333, extension 859. 


Veterans' Bonus Inquiry

If you applied or are unsure if you applied for the GWOT Welcome Home Bonus in the past, reach out to our team by submitting a veterans' bonus inquiry.


APPLICATION CHECKLIST

An application can be successfully processed when the following is submitted:

✔ Completed application with acknowledgment

✔ Accurate/up-to-date contact information

✔ Pertinent documentation ready to upload, including:

  • Proof of Service
    • DD214, page 4 with block 24 (character of service), if available
  • Proof of residency, such as a signed Certificate of Residency or high school diploma, if available
  • Name change documentation, if applicable.


Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Welcome Home Bonus Application

for living veterans serving from September 11, 2001 to present



Service Member Information

If applicable, please include suffix (e.g., Jr., Sr., III, etc)
Date of birth
Enter without dashes (e.g., 123456789)
Gender
Enter your telephone number in this format: (999) 123-4567

Mailing Address

PLEASE NOTE: This address is where we will mail your bonus check, if qualified. (We do not provide direct deposit.)
Verify your mailing address before submitting your application to ensure check delivery.

Include apartment or unit number (e.g., Apt. 42)
Do you have an alternate contact for this application's information?

Alternate Contact Information

Please enter the first and last name.
e.g., Spouse, sibling, etc.
Include apartment or unit number (e.g., Apt. 42)

Service Information


INSTRUCTIONS — Please read before continuing:

Enter the full history of your service.

This will form the basis of bonus eligibility for assignments and deployments during this service period.

Date of initial entry*
Enter the date on which you first entered service. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Discharge date (if applicable)
Enter the date of your discharge from service. If entered, you must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Select your branch of service
Select your highest service grade achieved.
Select your character of service.
Was your address at time of entry different than your current address?
You must have proof of residency in Massachusetts for when you entered service.
Was your name when you entered the service different than your current name?

Bonus and Deployment Information

Bonus Payment Request


Include all assignment and deployment information that occurred on or after September 11, 2001. This information will be used to determine your bonus eligibility, and you may qualify for multiple bonuses based on your assignment and deployment history. Documentation is required.

You may qualify for one or more of the following bonuses:

  • Initial Deployment
    • 1st time active service in Iraq, Afghanistan or other Veterans' Bonus Imminent Danger List (one time): $1,000
    • 1st time 6 continuous months active service within Continental United States (CONUS) or outside the continental U.S (OCONUS) other than Iraq, Afghanistan or other DoD designated imminent danger location (one time): $500
    • Note: The law allows eligible individuals to receive only one initial $500 bonus for CONUS or OCONUS service
    • If died while on active service: $1,000
  • Subsequent Deployment(s)
    • In Iraq, Afghanistan or other DoD designated imminent danger location: $500
    • Subsequent 6 continuous months CONUS or OCONUS deployment in direct support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Noble Eagle, Inherent Resolve, Freedom's Sentinel, or any successor or related operation: $250

Click here for information on what qualifies as a deployment.


Where were you serving? (1)*

Assignment/Deployment (1)

Deployment From Date (1)*
Enter the date of your deployment. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Deployment To Date (1)
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Type of Service (1)
Activation Date Start (1)*
Enter your activation start date. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Activation Date End (1)*
Enter your activation end date. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Would you like to add another assignment/deployment? (1)*
You may qualify for an additional bonus.

Additional Assignment/Deployment (2)

Where were you serving? (2)*

Assignment/Deployment (2)

Deployment From Date (2)*
Enter the date of your deployment. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Deployment To Date (2)
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Type of Service (2)
Activation Date Start (2)*
. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Activation Date End (2)*
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Would you like to add another assignment/deployment? (2)*
You may qualify for an additional bonus.

Additional Assignment/Deployment (3)

Where were you serving? (3)*

Assignment/Deployment (3)

Deployment From Date (3)*
Enter the date of your deployment. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Deployment To Date (3)
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Type of Service (3)
Activation Date Start (3)*
. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Activation Date End (3)*
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Would you like to add another assignment/deployment? (3)*
You may qualify for an additional bonus.

Additional Assignment/Deployment (4)

Where were you serving? (4)*

Assignment/Deployment (4)

Deployment From Date (4)*
Enter the date of your deployment. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Deployment To Date (4)
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Type of Service (4)
Activation Date Start (4)*
. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Activation Date End (4)*
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Would you like to add another assignment/deployment? (4)*
You may qualify for an additional bonus.

Additional Assignment/Deployment (5)

Where were you serving? (5)*

Assignment/Deployment (5)

Deployment From Date (5)*
Enter the date of your deployment. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Deployment To Date (5)
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Type of Service (5)
Activation Date Start (5)*
. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Activation Date End (5)*
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Would you like to add another assignment/deployment? (5)*
You may qualify for an additional bonus.

Additional Assignment/Deployment (6)

Where were you serving? (6)*

Assignment/Deployment (6)

Deployment From Date (6)*
Enter the date of your deployment. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Deployment To Date (6)
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.
Type of Service (6)
Activation Date Start (6)*
. You must include a full date, indicating month, day, and year.
Activation Date End (6)*
If a date is entered, you must include month, day, and year.

Documentation and Supporting Materials

You are required to submit:

Your application will not be considered for bonus eligibility until all pertinent documentation is received.

You can attach the documents below via file upload (this is the preferred method of submission) or submit via mail to:

Veterans' Bonus Division
1 Ashburton Place, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

You can confirm receipt of your materials by emailing veteransbonus@tre.state.ma.us.

If you are missing required documentation, you can submit your online application below and send your supporting materials afterward by U.S. mail. Please do NOT send your supporting documents as scanned attachments in an email. It is important to us to keep your personal information private.

Attach Supporting Documents

Attachment 1

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Additional Documentation (1)

Attachment 2

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Additional Documentation (2)

Attachment 3

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Additional Documentation (3)

Attachment 4

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Additional Documentation (4)

Attachment 5

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Additional Documentation (5)

Attachment 6

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Confirmation

Did you attach your supporting documentation pertinent to your application?*

We cannot fully process your application without your supporting documents. Please use the attachment fields above to attach your documents. We accept most major file formats.

If you are NOT attaching your supporting documents here, will you be submitting your documents by mail?*

We strongly prefer materials be submitted online as digital attachments. To protect and ensure your privacy, we cannot accept materials via email. If you must mail your materials in, please contact veteransbonus@tre.state.ma.us to let us know to expect your application materials by mail. Be sure to include your application ID, which was emailed to you at the time you submitted your application, and we will follow up with you accordingly.

We cannot consider your application for this bonus until all pertinent documentation has been received. We strongly prefer materials be submitted online as digital attachments with the application here. We cannot accept supporting documents via email due to privacy reasons.

Use the fields above to attach your documents. If you must mail your materials in, please contact veteransbonus@tre.state.ma.us to let us know to expect your application materials by mail. Be sure to include your application ID, which was emailed to you at the time you submitted your application, and we will follow up with you accordingly.

Electronic Signature

TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE

You must read and agree to the statement below before submitting your application.




I hearby swear under the pains and penalties of perjury that the information I have provided in this application is true and accurate.*
Please type your First and Last Name
I understand that checking this box constitutes a legal signature confirming that I acknowledge and agree to the above Terms and Acceptance.*
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