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Veterans Bonus

Benefit Category: State

Military Operations Adjusted Compensation

In order to ease the financial hardships and personal and family sacrifice sustained by members of the North Dakota national guard, and North Dakota residents of the reserve, and active duty component who were mobilized  after December 5, 1992, in support of military operations  around  the  world  it  is  the  intent  of  the  legislative  assembly  that  additional compensation be provided to those resident veterans of North Dakota and payment of that compensation is declared to be a public purpose. It is the  further intent of the legislative assembly  to  encourage  those  North  Dakota  resident  veterans  to  continue  their  voluntary membership in the national guard, reserve component, and active military force.

Go to the ND National Guard website for more information and an application or contact a Veterans Service Officer for more information.

Veterans' Adjusted Compensation

Adjusted Compensation Program Manager

P.O. Box 5511
Bismarck, ND 58506-5511
Voice (701)333-3008
Fax (701)333-3313

Veterans' Bonus Information


1) Each National Guard or Reserve Component resident veteran mobilized stateside (Title 10) is eligible for $50 for each month or major fraction thereof for state-side duty or mobilization trainup.
2) Each National Guard, Reserve, or Active Component resident veteran of Foreign Service who was activated under Title 10 orders is eligible for

i) $100 for each month or major fraction thereof if receiving hazardous duty pay, or

ii) $50 per month or major portion thereof if not receiving hazardous duty pay.

3) If the veteran received a Purple Heart for Foreign Service, the veteran is entitled to a payment of $2500 in lieu of the monthly payments. 
4) If the veteran is deceased, the veteran's beneficiary is entitled to any payments to which the veteran would have been entitled. 
5) In the case of a veteran who died as a result of active service during the period of service, the beneficiary is entitled to a payment of $5000 in lieu of the monthly payments. 
6) Applications for adjusted compensation may be filed with the adjutant general through 30 June 2011, or in the case of mobilization on 30 June 2011, not later than six months after the end of the mobilization period of service.

"RESIDENT" means a veteran who was a bona fide resident of the state of North Dakota at the time of mobilization or, in the case of an active component member, at the time of deployment. "Resident" also includes all mobilized members of the North Dakota National Guard.


Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).