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. 731 of the Acts of 1945

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

  • Those veterans who performed one day to six months active service are eligible for a $100 bonus.
  • Those veterans who performed six months or more stateside service are eligible for a $200 bonus.
  • Those veterans who performed foreign service are eligible for a $300 bonus.

How to apply

Applications are available from the Office of the Treasurer website .

Contact

Office of the Treasurer
One Ashburton Place, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-367-3900, Ext. 308
Fax: (617) 227-1622
www.mass.gov/treasury