Welcome to the Ohio Veterans Bonus Program Web Site

The Deadline to apply for the Persian Gulf (8/2/1990-3/3/1991) and Iraq (3/19/2003-12/31/2011) Bonus have expired.
Veterans or Active Service Members who have not received a Bonus for service after October 7, 2001 (in locations: Anywhere else in the World, or service in Afghanistan) may apply. We encourage you to call the toll-free number 1-877-644-6838 option 2 to speak with a representative of the Veterans Bonus Program if you have questions regarding an existing application.

Run the ELIGIBILITY TOOL to determine if you may qualify for the benefit.

SUBMIT an application ON-LINE.
(In addition to submitting the application online, you will need to mail your documentation and signature page.)

CHECK the STATUS of your application
(If you do not know your application number call 1-877-OHIO VET  / 

If you do not know your Claim Number, please call the Ohio Veterans Bonus Program at 1-877-OHIO VET (1-877-644-6838) for your claim number or to check the status of your application.

We strongly encourage using the on-line application tool as it reduces application processing time. However, if you wish to submit a handwritten application form, Veterans and Current Service Members can click here to print a copy of the form. Family members applying for the bonus can click here. You can also visit your local County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) for an application and/or to request a DD214 or make changes to a DD214. For a list of CVSOs click here.