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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.
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, you 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Note: The law allows eligible individuals to receive either a $500 stateside bonus or a $500 overseas bonus.