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Apply for a Persian Gulf War Veterans' Bonus

All veterans of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may be eligible to receive a bonus for their service in the Persian Gulf War. See below for details.
Most people receive their checks 4-6 weeks after submitting their application.

Department of Veterans' Services

Phone

Open Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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What you need for Apply for a Persian Gulf War Veterans' Bonus

To apply for Persian Gulf War Bonus, your active service must fall between the following dates: August 2, 1990 and April 10, 1991

You will need the following documents to apply:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Certificate of Residency
  • DD214 (Discharge papers)
  • IRS W-9

In addition:

  • You must have performed service for 30 days or more during the period of August 2, 1990 to April 10, 1991
  • Your discharge must be under honorable conditions

Contact the Veterans' Bonus Division if you need to confirm whether you have applied in the past. All bonuses, with the exception of the Welcome Home Bonus, are one-time payments.

How to apply Apply for a Persian Gulf War Veterans' Bonus

Your application packet will include a Persian Gulf War Bonus Application Form, Certificate of Residency, a copy of your DD214 and your completed IRS W-9 form.

If you are an active duty servicemember, you must also submit the Active Duty Application Form.

If you are a family member applying on behalf of a deceased veteran, please submit the Deceased Veteran Application Form.

Mail your application and required documents to:

Veterans' Bonus Division
Department of Veterans' Services
600 Washington St., 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

If you have any questions about your application, please email veteransbonus@tre.state.ma.us.

Next steps for Apply for a Persian Gulf War Veterans' Bonus

  1. Receive bonus

    Payments take approximately 4–6 weeks to process and deliver, via mailed check. Unfortunately, we do not have direct deposit services available.

  2. Appeal a denial

    You will receive a letter regarding your denied bonus detailing the reason(s) the application was not accepted.

    You are able to appeal the Division's decision. You must send a written request for an appeal within 60 days from the date of receiving the denial.

More info for Apply for a Persian Gulf War Veterans' Bonus

Persian Gulf War Bonus Payment Amount  
Active service in support in an area other than the Persian Gulf   $300
Active service in the Persian Gulf area (war zone or contiguous waters) $500

 

 

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Contact for Apply for a Persian Gulf War Veterans' Bonus

Address
600 Washington Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Phone

Open Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fax
617-210-5755
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