Post-9/11 Veteran Service Bonus Now Available

Post-9/11 Veteran Service Bonus Now Available

June 6, 2023

Released by the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs.

The 2022 Legislature passed and Governor Walz signed the first-ever Veterans Omnibus Bill that included funding for a service bonus payable to eligible Veterans who served from 9/11/01 to 8/30/21. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is honored to facilitate this program for eligible Veterans, currently serving service members or Veterans’ beneficiaries.

WHEN: The application period will begin on July 7, 2022. The last day to apply is June 30, 2024, unless the funds have been exhausted before then.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Veterans, currently serving service members, Veterans’ beneficiaries, or Veterans’ guardians, conservators or legally appointed personal representatives. Veterans in Minnesota are defined under Minnesota statute 197.447. Visit the website for more details.

AMOUNT: There are three tiers of the Post-9/11 Veteran Service Bonus: $600, $1,200 and $2,000. Visit the website for more details.

HOW TO APPLY: The online application is located at

For more information or to apply, visit:

For additonal questions contact your local County Veterans Service Officer at or call LinkVet at 1-888-LinkVet.