SOUTH DAKOTA VETERANS BONUS
South Dakota is paying a bonus to members of the Armed Forces who
were legal residents of the state for no less than six months immediately preceding their period of active duty
and who served on active duty during one or more of the following periods.
1. August 2, 1990 to March
3, 1991 – All active
service counts for payment.
4, 1991 to December 31, 1992 – Only service in a hostile area qualifying for the Southwest Asia
Service Medal counts for payment.
3. January 1, 1993 to September
10, 2001 – Only service
in a hostile area qualifying for any United States
service medal awarded for combat operations against hostile forces counts for payment.
11, 2001 to a date to be determined – All active service counts for payment.
Veterans with qualifying service before Dec 31, 1992 [Desert
Storm] and after Jan 1, 1993
[Operation Iraqi Freedom] may receive two separate bonuses of up to $500.00
Applicants living outside of South
Dakota may obtain an
application by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your branch of the military and dates of service. If you do not
have email you may request an application and instructions by writing SD
Veterans Bonus, 500 E. Capitol, Pierre,
or by calling 605-773-7251.
Applicants living in South Dakota may apply through the nearest County or Tribal Veterans
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