Eligible Veterans can receive $1,000 for their first deployment in either Iraq or Afghanistan and are qualified to receive $500 for each subsequent deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. Veterans can also receive $500 for serving either six or more months stateside or overseas and $250 for each subsequent tour for six or more months overseas outside of Iraq or Afghanistan. The Welcome Home Bonus is 100% tax free and currently there is no time limit to apply for the bonus.
First-time applicants must have at least six months of active service either stateside or overseas and or one or more days in Iraq or Afghanistan on or after September 11, 2001. Subsequent applicants must have at least six months of active service overseas on or after September 11, 2001 and or one or more days of active service in Iraq or Afghanistan.
For more information, click here to visit Mass Vets Advisor.