Montgomery County Veteran Services is encouraging eligible veterans to apply for the Persian Gulf portion of the Ohio Veterans Bonus. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2013.
To be considered for compensation, the following guidelines must be followed:
- Applicants who complete a paper application must send the application by mail. It must contain a US Postal stamp and be postmarked no later than December 31, 2013 to meet the required deadline. Call 1-877-OHIO VET to get a paper application. In most cases, applying on-line is the simplest and fastest option.
Eligible Veterans or Active duty service members may receive $100 for each month spent on active duty in the Persian Gulf between August 2, 1990 and March 3, 1991, the date when Iraq accepted the conditions for a permanent cease fire. Again, eligible Veterans can apply for a bonus until December 31, 2013.
Applications are available at www.veteransbonus.ohio.gov, or at any of Ohio’s 88 County Veterans Services Offices. Montgomery County Veteran Services is located on the 4th Floor of East Medical Plaza, 627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton, Ohio. Office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.