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Persian Gulf Bonus
On April 24, 2006, Governor Edward Rendell signed House Bill 1820 into law
as Act 29 of 2006. This Bill establishes the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Benefit Act. On November 7, 2006, Pennsylvania
voters gave overwhelming approval to a ballot question to fund the program. The bond issue created a fund for the payment
of compensation to, or on behalf of, eligible current and former members of the United States Armed Forces, a reserve component
of the United States Armed Forces, or the Pennsylvania National Guard.
The deadline for submitting applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’
Benefit Program is August 31, 2015.
Veterans Emergency Assistance
Purpose: Provides financial aid in an
emergency and on a temporary basis (not to exceed three months in a 12-month period) to veterans and their beneficiaries who
reside in Pennsylvania for the necessities of life (food, dairy, shelter, fuel and clothing).
Veteran's eligibility criteria: An honorably discharged veteran.
Served during established war service dates as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
decorations can also be used to establish wartime service:
Forces Expeditionary Medal or Navy Expeditionary MedalMust be a Pennsylvania resident.Unexpected loss of income within 180
days of application through no fault of the individual.May not be on Public Assistance.Must have a financial need.
Upon the recent death of a veteran, their spouse or orphaned children are eligible provided the veteran would have
qualified prior to his/her death.
Veterans who served in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from August 2, 1990
to August 31, 1991, can apply for a bonus from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The deadline to apply is August 31, 2015. The bonus pays $75 a month, up to a maximum of $525, for those
who served in Operation Desert Shield or Operation Desert Storm.