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To apply for the Welcome Home Bonus, your active service must fall between the following dates: September 11, 2001 to present.
Applications are at the bottom of the page.
Depending on your application, you will need the following documents to apply:
Active Duty Servicemembers
Please note: Active service shall not include active duty for training in the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, or reserves.
If you are an active servicemember, your application will include:
If you are a discharged servicemember, your application will include:
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 email@example.com.
Payments take approximately 4–6 weeks to process and deliver, via mailed check. Unfortunately, we do not have direct deposit services available.
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.
(1) For the purposes of this program, a member of the armed forces shall be considered to be deployed or in a deployment on any day on which, pursuant to orders, the member is performing service in a training exercise or operation at a location or under circumstances that make it impossible or infeasible for the member to spend off-duty time in the housing in which the member resides when on garrison duty at the member's permanent duty station or homeport, as the case may be.
(2) In the case of a member of a reserve component who is performing active service pursuant to orders that do not establish a permanent change of station, the housing referred to in paragraph (1) is any housing (which may include the member's residence) that the member usually occupies for use during off-duty time when on garrison duty at the member's permanent duty station or homeport, as the case may be.
(3) For the purposes of this program, a member is not deployed or in a deployment when the member is--
(A) performing service as a student or trainee at a school (including any Government school);
(B) performing administrative, guard, or detail duties in garrison at the member's permanent duty station; or
(C) unavailable solely because of--
(i) a hospitalization of the member at the member's permanent duty station or homeport or in the immediate vicinity of the member's permanent residence; or
(ii) a disciplinary action taken against the member