Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 13
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs - Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs provides resources and assistance to Pennsylvania's one million veterans and their families, and provides quality care for aging and disabled veterans. On April 24, 2006, House Bill 1820 was signed 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. Eligible Pennsylvania veterans of the Persian Gulf Conflict are entitled to receive:
  • A one-time benefit of $75 per month for each month (or major fraction thereof) of active service in the Persian Gulf Conflict Theater of Operations during the covered period. The maximum compensation is $525.
  • An additional one-time benefit of $5,000 if the service member was declared a prisoner of war at any time while on “active service” in the Persian Gulf Theater during the period of August 2, 1990 to August 31, 1991.
Eligible beneficiaries of deceased veterans are entitled to receive:
  • A one-time benefit of $75 per month for each month (or major fraction) of the veteran’s active service in the Persian Gulf Conflict Theater of Operations during the covered period. The maximum compensation is $525.
  • An additional one-time benefit of $5,000 if the service member died while on “active service” in the Persian Gulf Theater during the period of August 2, 1990 to August 31, 1991 or died as a result of service connected wounds, diseases or injuries sustained during such active service as certified by DoD or the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Payment shall be made to eligible beneficiaries, as defined by the Act, in the order named, to: surviving spouse, surviving children (to be divided evenly), and surviving parents (to be divided evenly).
Fort Indiantown Gap
Building 7-36
Annville, PA 17003
Eligibility: The program allows for compensation to be paid to eligible service members (current and former) as well as certain surviving relatives of deceased veterans. In each case, the service member/veteran must have:
  • Served with the United States Armed Forces, a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces or the Pennsylvania National Guard.
  • Served on active duty service in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations during the period from August 2, 1990 to August 31, 1991.
  • Received the Southwest Asia Service Medal (SWAM) for the period from August 2, 1990 to August 31, 1991.
  • Been a legal resident of Pennsylvania at the time of active duty service in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations during the period from August 2, 1990 to August 31, 1991.
  • Been discharged from active duty under honorable conditions, if not currently on active duty. Eligible beneficiaries of deceased veterans include, in the following order of precedence:
    • Surviving spouse.
    • Surviving children.
    • Surviving parents.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (866) 458-9182 Main
Intake Procedure: Visit website: How To Apply
Service Contact: David Heiland, Director for Veterans Programs, 717-861-2856
Phone Hotline: Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Services:
  • Disability Benefits
  • Families of Retired Military Personnel
  • Families of Veterans
  • Gulf War I Veterans
  • Veterans
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Pennsylvania National Guard - Family Assistance - Region 13
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