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April 19 – 21, 2018 – Buckeye Wheelchair Games, Geneva, Ohio. Click here for more information.
June 22 – 23, 2018 – Annual 8-ball Billiards Tournament, Wickliffe Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio
July 30 – August 4 – National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Orlando, Florida. For more info, click here.
August 27, 2018 – Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser, Windmill Lakes Golf Course, Ravenna, Ohio
*Dates are subject to change. Please watch the Buckeye website and future Banner newsletters for updates and more information.
Ohio recently created a Veterans Bonus Program to thank Ohio Veterans who served during periods of conflict. Eligible veterans serving on active duty (except active duty for training) anywhere in the world during specified dates may receive $50 a month up to a maximum bonus of $500. Eligible veterans who served in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, or Iraq during certain dates may receive a $100 bonus for each month they served in those locations, up to a maximum of $1,000. An eligible veteran may combine their service bonuses for a maximum payment of $1,500. To see the eligibility requirements or to apply online for the bonus, applicants should go to veteransbonus.ohio.gov. You may visit a public library if you do not have internet access or visit your local Ohio’s County Veterans Service Office for assistance. Applicants with specific questions can call 1-877-OHIO-VET or go online at: veteransbonus.ohio.gov. Please help spread the word and forward this information to any Ohio veterans you may know. Those who have been separated from the military for several years may not be aware of this benefit.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors. This publication has information about health care, pensions, education and training, home loans, life insurance, transition assistance, and how to appeal a decision on a claim for benefits. This publication also includes a special chapter for Service-Connected Disabilities. The Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors Booklet is a valuable tool to help veterans and their families navigate the world of federal benefits.