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Federal Benefits for Veterans Booklet
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.
Ohio Veterans Bonus Program
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.