New Hampshire offers veterans of the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism a $100 bonus if eligibility requirements are met. The state previously offered veteran bonuses to those who served in World War II and the Korean Conflict, however those programs have been expired for almost forty years now.
New Hampshire Military Veterans Bonus
New Hampshire Veterans Bonus Eligibility Requirements
Here we will look at the eligibility requirements for those veterans still active or who served in recent conflicts. To qualify for the New Hampshire Veterans Bonuses, military members must have been a bona fide resident of the state at the time they began active duty.
New Hampshire Military Veterans Bonus – Vietnam Service. It appears Vietnam veterans who have not made a claim for the $100 bonus can still do so, however claims made today must be approved by the Adjutant General, Governor and Executive Council. To be eligible for the Vietnam Veterans Bonus, service members must have served between July 1, 1958 and August 5, 1964 receiving the Vietnam Service Medal or Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
New Hampshire Military Veterans Bonus – Persian Gulf. To qualify for the Persian Gulf War Bonus, service members must have actively served between the dates of August 2, 1990 and November 30, 1995 earning the Southwest Asia Service Medal. This program expired on August 31, 2002 however service members who did not claim this bonus from another state and are otherwise eligible may fall within provisions that allow acceptance after this date.
New Hampshire Military Veterans Bonus – GWOT. The Global War on Terrorism Operations Service Bonus is available to individuals who actively serviced on or after September 11, 2001 up until a date that has not yet been determined by the Secretary of Defense. Service members earning the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign or Iraq Campaign Medal qualify for this bonus as long as they meet other conditions. This program expired on June 11, 2009 but like other War bonuses, there are provisions which allow service members to submit applications after this date.
To be eligible for any of the New Hampshire state Veteran Bonuses, service members must have been discharged from duty in an honorable condition and have been a resident of the state at the time they were called into active duty for a current or recent conflict listed above. You will need to provide a copy of your military discharge paperwork, DD Form 214.
How to Claim New Hampshire Military Veterans Bonus
For more information on the Veterans Bonuses available through the state of New Hampshire, living veterans as well as surviving relatives of veterans KIA are encouraged to contact the State Office of Veterans Services for the state of New Hampshire. You may do so on their website, via telephone at 603-624-9230, or by mail at 275 Chestnut Street, Room 517, Manchester, NH 03101.