Commonwealth of Massachusetts enacts a $500 bonus for Guard members activated in response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
The Commonwealth recently unveiled a bonus for Massachusetts National Guard members activated in direct response to the state of emergency declared by Governor Baker on March 10, 2020. Soldiers and Airmen that meet the criteria are encouraged to apply for the $500 bonus. First-line leaders should identify Guard members that qualify and direct them to apply for the benefit via the following link: mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-a-massachusetts-covid-19-bonus-for-mass-national-guard.
- All personnel activated under State Active Duty, Title 32, and ADOS may qualify.
- A roster of eligible service members was provided to the State Treasury for verification.
- Applicants may be asked to submit additional documentation to verify service, such as orders or awards.
Applicants should submit questions related to the COVID-19 bonus through their unit chain of command. According to mass.gov, most people receive their checks 4-6 weeks after submitting their application.