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Ohio OEF/OIF Veterans' War Bonus

Veterans Bonus Program - Online Application

Assistance with this application is available at the Williams County Veterans Service Office

Eligibility Criteria

A person who has served greater than 90 days of active duty service in the US Armed Forces, excluding dates for training, during at least one of the compensable time periods and meets eligibility requirements may be eligible for the Ohio Veterans Bonus.

  1. Served or currently serving in the US Armed Forces during compensable periods:
  1. The person was separated from the United States armed forces under honorable conditions, is still serving in active duty or after serving on active duty remains in any reserve component of the United States armed forces or in the Ohio National Guard.
  2. The person was an Ohio resident at the start of active duty service.
  3. The person is currently an Ohio resident.
  4. The person has not received a bonus or compensation of a similar nature from another state.
Compensation

Service for a fraction of a month shall be paid at the rate of 1/30 of the appropriate monthly amount for each day of service. Compensation may not exceed $1,500 for combined service.

Active Duty Service Member

US Armed Forces active duty service members who have served greater than 90 days may be eligible for bonus compensation if they meet the eligibility criteria (1-5) indicated above.

Required Documentation

Veteran

Former members of the US Armed Forces who served greater than 90 days may be eligible for bonus compensation if they meet the eligibility criteria (1-5) indicated above.

Required Documentation

Medically discharged or medically retired from service due to combat-related disabilities sustained during Afghanistan or Iraq service

Medically discharged or retired veterans who meet all eligibility criteria above may be eligible for an in-theater bonus of $1,000 (regardless of time served in-theater), and may be eligible for non-theater service at $50 per month, excluding training time. The maximum benefit award is $500 for non-theater service. A medically discharged or medically retired veteran may be eligible for a total maximum benefit of $1,500.

Required Documentation