On November 11, 2005, the Welcome Home Bonus Bill was signed into law. In part, this law establishes a bonus payment for certain veterans, service members and their families, for qualified active service since September 11, 2001. Please review the requirements to determine your eligibility for this particular bonus.
Chapter 130 Acts of 2005: 6 months domicile in Massachusetts immediately prior to entry into the Armed Forces service beginning September 11, 2001
Discharge must be under Honorable conditions
Active service in Afghanistan or Iraq: $1000
6 months or more active service, state side or outside the continental, limits of the United States service: $500