Ohio Gulf War-era vets urged to apply for bonus

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.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Monday (http://bit.ly/1ezzV4V ) that 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.

Online: https://veteransbonus.ohio.gov/odvs_web/

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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