Welcome Home Bonus

Chapter 130 of the Acts of 2005

The State Treasurer's Office, Veterans' Bonus Division, will administer the Welcome Home Bonus to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism.


You are eligible if you meet the following criteria: six months domicile in Massachusetts immediately prior to entry into the armed forces service, beginning September 11, 2001, and discharge under honorable conditions.
  • Service members who served active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan receive $1,000.
  • Service members with six months or more active service, stateside or outside the continental limits of the United States, receive $500.
Note: Active service shall not include active duty for training in the Army or Air National Guard, or active duty for training as a Reservist in the armed forces of the United States.

How to Apply

Applications are available in the City's Veterans office.

Proof of residency must accompany the application; examples of residency include:
  • Census Documents
  • School Diplomas or Transcripts
  • Vehicle Excise Tax Bill
  • W-2 Form

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact your local Director of Veterans' Services/Veterans' Agent at the City of Lowell located at:
Senior Center
276 Broadway Street
2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01852

Or please call the office directly at 978-674-4066.