Cox Reminds Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans to Apply for Bonus

Representative Jim Cox (R-Berks) is reminding veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf theater in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm to apply for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus. 

“While there is no way to put a price on a veteran’s service to our country, the bonus is the Commonwealth’s way of saying ‘thank you,’” Cox said. 

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs offers the Pennsylvania Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus to veterans who served on active duty, including mobilized National Guard and Reserve personnel, between August 2, 1990, and August 31, 1991, with a payment of up to $75 per month for every month of active Gulf War service.  Veterans who received a Southwest Asia Service Medal and were legal residents of Pennsylvania at the time of their service are also eligible for the benefit. 

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

“As a Commonwealth, we have a responsibility to care for the families of veterans who lost their lives while serving our country,” Cox said.  “The bonus program is one way we live up to that responsibility.” 

For more information on the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus, visit Cox’s Website at and click on “Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Bonus.” 

Rep. Jim Cox
129th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(610) 670-0139
(717) 772-2435
Contact:  Dan Massing
(717) 782-9845
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