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Clock Is Ticking To Claim Cash Bonuses For Ohio Iraq and Afghanistan Vets

The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is trying to get the word out about cash bonuses available to vets who have served since September 11, 2001.

A spokesman for the department says 81,000 Ohio vets have already received bonuses totaling tens of millions of dollars, but an important deadline is approaching: This is the last year for veterans who served in Iraq between March 2003 and December of 2011 to apply for the bonus.

The bonus could be worth up to $1,500 per person, and eligibility is based on military deployment, residency and service records. Anyone who thinks they might be eligible is urged to call 1-877-Ohio-Vet or go to the agency’s website at veteransbonus.ohio.gov

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