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Johnson Encourages Afghan War Heroes to Apply for Ohio Veterans Bonus

September 7, 2023
Terry Johnson News

COLUMBUS —State Senator Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) reminds 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. 

"Ohio's veterans deserve our heartfelt admiration for their courageous service in Afghanistan," said Johnson. "I encourage those who have not already applied for their bonus to do so. I was proud to support funds provided in House Bill 33 so our heroes can receive the bonus they rightfully earned." 

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