WELCOME HOME – Chapter 130 Acts of 2005 & Chapter 132 Acts of 2009

Eligible service dates:  September 11, 2001 – PRESENT

Application:

Application for Active Status Application Form  pdf format of Application for Active Status Application Form

Application for Discharged Status Application Form  pdf format of Application for Discharged Status Application Form

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Six months domicile in Massachusetts immediately prior to entry into the Armed Forces beginning: September 11, 2001.
  • Discharge must be under honorable conditions.

Payment Information:

  • 1st time active service in Iraq or Afghanistan: $1000 (one time)
  • 1st time 6 months stateside active service (Active service shall not include active duty for training in the Army National Guard, Air National Guard or reserves.): $500 (one time) or 1st time 6 months foreign active service OCONUS, AK & HI: $500.  The law allows eligible individuals to receive either $500 stateside bonus or $500 overseas bonus.
  • Subsequent Iraq or Afghanistan: $500
  • Subsequent 6 months foreign service OCONUS, AK & HI: $250