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Ohio Gulf War-Era Vets Urged to Apply for Bonus

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state is urging Ohio veterans who served during the first Gulf war to apply for a bonus before a year-end deadline.

Veterans of the Persian Gulf War that ran Aug. 2, 1990 to March 3, 1991, are eligible for a one-time state bonus of up to $1,000.

Vets who served anywhere else in the world during that time are eligible for a bonus of up to $500.

Family members of veterans killed in action during the Gulf War are eligible for bonuses of up to $6,500.

Voters approved the Ohio Veterans Bonus four years ago, resuming a tradition dating to the Civil War of rewarding state vets' service.


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