Who is eligible to apply for the $2,000 bonus?

A token of gratitude to veterans was announced by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz.

All veterans who served during the "Global War on Terror" (after 9/11) can apply for an extra payment from Governor Walz.

The state of Minnesota will reward them with $2,000 bonus payments for their service.

What's the program about?

Legislation signed in 2022 includes the Post-9/11 Veteran Service Bonus.

Post-9/11 veterans in Minnesota were awarded $25 million in service bonuses by Governor Tim Walz and legislators.

The bonus is also available to Gold Star families. The first "Veterans Omnibus Bill" was signed by Governor Waltz.

As a result of the bill, Minnesota will be able to offer bonuses to veterans who served between 9/11 (2001) and August 30, 2021.

The amount of money you will receive depends on your service:

How much is the Post-9/11 Veteran Service Bonus?

A veteran who did not receive an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism 

Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, or Afghanistan Campaign Medal will receive $600.

You will receive $1,200 if you hold an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism 

Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, or Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

How can I receive $2,000 with the program?

Between September 11, 2001, and August 30, 2021, the Veteran served honorably in the federal government.

A service-connected condition caused the Veteran's death between September 11, 2001, and August 30, 2021.

Veterans were eligible to receive the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism

Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, or Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

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