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Bonus Application Deadline for Ohio Persian Gulf Vets Comes Tuesday

COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- Time is running out for Ohioans who served their country during the Persian Gulf War to take advantage of available financial bonuses.

Monthly bonuses of $100 to $1000 are available to Ohio veterans who served in the Persian Gulf theater during the era of Operation Desert Storm from August 2, 1990 to March 3, 1991. Veterans who served in other areas of the world during that time are eligible for monthly bonuses that range from $50 to $500.

Qualified veterans who would like to take advantage of the program must complete their applications by Tuesday to be eligible for bonuses.

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are also eligible for the bonuses, and can submit applications through December 31, 2014.

Family members of military members who were killed in action, or died of disease resulting from their service, are also eligible for the program.

Click here for more information on eligibility criteria, and to apply for the bonuses, Or call 1-877-OHIO VET (1-877-644-6838).
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