Barrar Encourages Veterans to Apply for 1990-91 Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus
HARRISBURG – Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) reminds veterans to apply for the 1990-91 Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus Program after a bill authored by Rep. Neal Goodman (D-123rd District) to extend the program until Aug. 31, 2018, was signed into law today.

“To give our veterans another opportunity to apply for their bonuses, Rep. Goodman worked to extend the application filing period for the program. I ask all eligible veterans who have not yet applied to gather the necessary paperwork and submit it,” Barrar said. “Veterans, please claim the bonus your service has earned.”

The bonus is available for veterans who served on active duty during the Persian Gulf War, including mobilized National Guard and Reserve personnel, between Aug. 2, 1990, and Aug. 31, 1991. Qualified veterans can receive $75 for each month of active duty service in the Persian Gulf Conflict theater of operation, with a $525 maximum bonus limit. To be eligible, the veterans must have resided in Pennsylvania during the time of their service and be a recipient of the Southwest Asia Service Medal.

An additional bonus of $5,000 is available to surviving families of those killed in action during the same period.

The program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, was established by Act 29 of 2006. Funding for the bonus was approved overwhelmingly by voters as a ballot question during the 2006 General Election.

More information about the program, including eligibility guidelines and an application is available at

Representative Stephen E. Barrar
160th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Alison Evans
717.260.6206 /
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