|Veterans sought to apply for bonus|
|Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00 AM|
VAN WERT — Van Wert County Veterans Services is looking for Persian Gulf vets to apply for a bonus. Veterans Services Officer Barry Johns stated that he is reminding all veterans that served during the period of Aug. 2, 1990 - Mar. 3, 1991. — whether you served in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations or anywhere else in the world during these dates, to apply for the Ohio Veterans Bonus before Dec. 31, 2013.
If you served during the period of Mar. 19, 2003 - Dec. 31, 2011 in the Iraq Theater of Operations or anywhere else in the world during these dates, you have until Dec. 31, 2014 to apply
If you served anytime after Oct. 7, 2001 in the Afghanistan Theater of Operations or anywhere else in the world during these dates, you can apply. There is no end date at this time.
As of Sept. 20, 2013, Van Wert County has submitted 187 applications and has received $149,952.15 in payments since the program began.
Any Veteran who has not applied for this benefit from the State of Ohio should contact the local Veterans Service Office.
Van Wert County Veterans Service Office is located in the basement of the courthouse on Main St. For questions and/or help with the application call (419) 238-9592 for an appointment.