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Ohio Wdow/ers and children - Deadline Approaches

Monday, November 17, 2014  
Posted by: Suzanne Gerstner
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Ohio military widows and widowers may be eligible for the Ohio Veterans Bonus:

 

DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR IRAQ

31 DEC 2014

 

Family of an eligible veteran whose death was not a result of injuries or illness sustained in Afghanistan or Iraq service

The family of an eligible veteran whose death was not a result of injuries or illness sustained in Afghanistan or Iraq service, may be entitled for the bonus the veteran would have received if he/she were living in the following order of precedence: spouse, child or parents of veteran, including a person or persons serving as legal guardian for at least one year preceding commencement of service in the United States armed forces.

 

Family of an eligible veteran whose death occurred as a result of injuries or illness sustained in Afghanistan or Iraq

The family of an eligible veteran whose death occurred as a result of injuries or illness sustained in Afghanistan or Iraq service, may apply for the bonus in the following order of precedence: spouse, child or parents, including a person or persons serving as legal guardian for at least one year preceding commencement of service in the United States armed forces, may be entitled to compensation of $5,000. To be eligible, the service member must have met eligibility criteria (1-5) stated above. Family members are not required to reside in Ohio.

 

Veteran or family of a Service member or Veteran who was declared Prisoner of War or Missing in Action

A service member or veteran who was declared Missing in Action or Prisoner of War or the family of a POW/MIA (in order of precedence: spouse, child or parents) who meets eligibility criteria (1-5) stated above, may be eligible for $5,000.

 

For more information and other requirements:

https://veteransbonus.ohio.gov/odvs_web/

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