In November, the voters of Ohio resoundingly supported Issue 1. “Ohioans wanted to extend a small measure of our thanks and offer a tangible sign of our profound respect for our veterans of recent conflicts and their survivors. Today we are asking all eligible veterans and their survivors to apply for this special payment from the state.
All Ohio veterans could be eligible for a bonus if they served on active duty with U.S. armed forces, including the Ohio National Guard, anywhere in the world during specified periods of time.
The active duty must be for purposes other than training.
Applicants must have been legal residents of Ohio when they went on active duty and also must be Ohio residents when they apply for a bonus.
To apply for the bonus, applicants visit https://veteransbonus.ohio.gov/odvs_web/ and complete the online application.