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Active Status Application pdf format of Active Status Application


□ Application page
□ Proof of deployment* (if applicable)
□ Certificate of Residency
□ Commanding Officer Form
□ Military ID (copy)
* Please refer to our FAQ’s section for acceptable forms of proof of deployment.


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Massachusetts residency
    1. First-time applicants – Chapter 130, Acts of 2005: Six months domicile in Massachusetts immediately prior to most recent enlistment/commission into the Armed Forces.
    2. Subsequent applicants – Chapter 132, Acts of 2009: Six months domicile in Massachusetts immediately prior to most recent tour/deployment.
  2. Service criteria
    1. First-time applicants – At least 6 months of active service* either stateside or overseas and/or one or more days in Iraq or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001.
    2. Subsequent applicants – At least 6 months of active service* overseas on or after September 11, 2001 and/or one or more days of active service in Iraq or Afghanistan.
  3. Characterization of service
    1. All service must be characterized as Honorable.

  4. * Active service shall not include active duty for training in the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, those in the Naval Academy or active duty for training as a reservist in the armed forces of the United States. You must also be activated under Title 10, not Title 32.



    Payment Information:

    First-time ApplicantsSubsequent Applicants
    Iraq or Afghanistan: $1000Iraq or Afghanistan: $500
    6+ months stateside or overseas: $5006+ months overseas: $250
    (may be eligible for both first-time bonuses)(may be eligible for each subsequent deployment)