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. 646 of the Acts of 1968, amended by Ch. 112 of the Acts of 2010

Vietnam veterans who performed six months active duty from July 1, 1958 and prior to May 17, 1975 are eligible for a bonus according to the following stipulations:

  • Veterans who served six months or more active duty are eligible for a $200 bonus.
  • Veterans who served on duty in Vietnam 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