Bonuses and Annuities


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts provides a bonus to veterans who were domiciled in Massachusetts immediately prior to entry in the armed forces. In case of the death of a veteran, the spouse and children, parent, sibling or other dependents of the deceased veteran (in that order) are eligible for a bonus.

MA State Treasurer's Office: List of Available Bonuses


An annuity in the amount of $2000, which is payable biannually on August 1st and February 1st in two installments of $1000 each is available for certain veterans and their spouses, as well as Gold Star Parents. This benefit is provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Department of Veterans' Services.

MA Department of Veterans' Services: Annuity