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Mass. Launches Online Application in Service Member Bonus Program

February 26, 2019 GMT

BOSTON -- The Office of the State Treasurer, Veterans’ Bonus Division, has launched an online application for the Massachusetts Global War on Terrorism Welcome Home Bonus.

Massachusetts servicemembers and veterans can now apply online to streamline the application process and expedite bonus payouts.

Welcome Home wartime bonuses are awarded to servicemembers who lived in Massachusetts for at least six months immediately prior to entering the military and served on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Qualified applicants can receive bonuses for their active service and deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism. In 2018, $1.2 million in bonuses were awarded to Massachusetts veterans.

By visiting VetsBonusMA.com servicemembers and veterans can apply and upload their required supporting documents from wherever they are. The online application will also increase the ability to analyze collected data to optimize outreach to veterans within local organizations and communities.

To learn more about the Veterans’ Bonus Division, visit https://www.mass.gov/orgs/veterans-bonus-division .