An estimated 200,000 Ohio veterans who served during the Persian Gulf,
Iraq and Afghanistan wars can now begin applying for one-time bonuses
from the state.
Similar to the bonuses the state has offered for service during past
wars and conflicts, Ohio will spend up to $200 million on the one-time
payments, which were approved by voters in November.
Veterans are eligible to receive $100 for each month of service in any
of the three wars, up to $1,000. Those who served elsewhere could get
$50 monthly, up to $500, while family members of veterans who died
during the recent conflicts are eligible for a payment up to $6,500.
Applications are available online HERE, at any
of Ohio's 88 county Veterans Services offices, or by calling
Applications must be filled out, notarized and submitted to:
Ohio Veterans Bonus
P.O. Box 373
Sandusky, OH 44871
"Of course, no amount of compensation is adequate to reward the
sacrifices they've made on our behalf," Gov. Ted Strickland said today.
"But these checks will help, perhaps, make a mortgage payment, put food
on the table or start a savings account. And these payments will say
something clearly and directly to our veterans: thank you."
Bill Hartnett, director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services,
said checks will be sent within eight weeks of the receipt of an
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