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October 3, 2017

Pennsylvania veterans who served in the Persian Gulf conflict between August 2, 1990 and August 31, 1991, have one year, until August 31, 2018 to claim a bonus payment from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This bonus provides $75 per month of service up to $525. The are additional benefits available for survivors of a service-member who died in Desert Shield or Desert Storm.

To be eligible, the veteran must have:

–Served with the United States Armed Forces, reserves, or Pennsylvania National Guard

–Served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations between August 2, 1990 and August 31, 1991

–Received the Southwest Asia Service Medal

–Been a legal resident of Pennsylvania at the time of service

–Been discharged from duty under honorable conditions or currently be still serving

For more details, please visit persiangulfbonus.pa.gov