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Apply for a Vietnam Conflict Veterans' Bonus

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

Veterans' Bonus Division Contact

The Details of Apply for a Vietnam Conflict Veterans' Bonus

What you need for Apply for a Vietnam Conflict Veterans' Bonus

To apply for Vietnam War benefits, your active service must fall between: July 1, 1958 and May 17, 1975

This is a one-time bonus which most received at discharge.  If you are not sure if you received it contact the Veterans’ Bonus Division prior to applying

You will need the following documents to apply:

In addition:

  • Your discharge must be under honorable conditions

Please note: Active service shall not include active duty for training in the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, or reserves.

Contact the Veterans’ Bonus Division if you need to confirm whether you have applied in the past. 

How to apply Apply for a Vietnam Conflict Veterans' Bonus

Your application packet will include the Vietnam Conflict Application Form, Certificate of Residency, and a copy of your DD214.

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
1 Ashburton Place, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

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

 

Next steps for Apply for a Vietnam Conflict 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 Vietnam Conflict Veterans' Bonus

Vietnam War Bonus Payment Amount  
Vietnam Service (in country) $300
All other service $200
If died while on active service $300

 

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