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Wilson Encourages Afghan War Veterans to Apply for Ohio Veterans Bonus

September 13, 2023
Steve Wilson News

COLUMBUS—State Senator Steve Wilson (R-Maineville) is encouraging service members who completed deployments in Afghanistan to apply for the Ohio Veterans Bonus program. The deadline to apply is August 30, 2024.

$9.5 million was included in House Bill 33, the state's main operating budget, to ensure every veteran who qualifies can receive payment. Eligible veterans may receive up to $1,500 in bonuses.

"This money was set aide to show our deep gratitude to the men and women who served our country in the Afghanistan War.," said "Wilson. "We want to make sure every veteran who is eligible is aware that this money is available. I strongly encourage them to apply for these well-earned bonus payments." 
Since 2010, the Ohio Veteran Bonus has paid $77.7 million to more than 97,000 veterans from the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Wars. There are approximately 32,000 Afghanistan veterans in Ohio, and 19,865 have received payouts thus far. 

Eligible service members can apply at www.ohiovets.gov/veteransbonus.