The Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides a bonus to veterans who were domiciled in Massachusetts immediately prior to entry in the armed forces. In case of the death of a veteran, the spouse and children, mother or father, brother or sister or other dependents of the deceased veteran (in that order) are eligible for a bonus.

Ch. 440 of the Acts of 1953

Korean veterans (see Definition of Massachusetts Veteran chart, as amended by Acts of 2005) are eligible for a bonus according to the following stipulations:

  • Veterans who performed ninety days stateside duty are eligible for a $100 bonus.
  • Veterans who performed six months or more duty are eligible for a $200 bonus.
  • Veterans who served one or more days outside of the continental limits of the United States or performed foreign service are eligible for a $300 bonus.

How to apply

Applications are available from the Office of the Treasurer website .


Office of the Treasurer
One Ashburton Place, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617)367-9333 Ext 859
Fax: (617) 227-1622