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Veterans Day is November 11 2020, and The Blitz and Franklin County Veterans Service Commission wants to make sure veterans have all the tools they need where needed. We have teamed up with them to empower Veterans and their families by providing guidance, resources, immediate financial assistance and access to benefits, in order to provide a path to sustained solutions.
The Franklin County Veterans Service Commission is a county agency dedicated to helping veterans, active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States, and their dependents.
For more information you can contact the Veterans Service Commission at: 614-525-2500 or Click Here
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Each applicant for financial assistance shall be a veteran, an active-duty member of the armed forces of the United States, or the spouse, surviving spouse, dependent parent, minor child, or ward of a veteran or an active-duty member of the armed forces of the United States. Ohio Revised Code, 5901.01 definition of a veteran who may be eligible for financial services is a person who served in the armed forces of the United States on active military duty and was discharged from service under honorable conditions, and who either served on active duty for reasons other than training or, while serving on active duty for training, incurred a disability recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense as service connected.
The applicant must be a bona fide resident who has lived in the county for at least three months prior to the date of application for financial assistance. Proof of residency is the responsibility of the individual seeking assistance.
Each applicant eligible for financial assistance shall provide a statement concerning household income and the amount of real and personal taxable property, stocks, bonds, money on hand, loaned or deposited in any bank or elsewhere, shares in building associations, mortgages, notes or other, articles of value from which an income or revenue is derived.
Financial assistance requests can be submitted via e-mail, fax, or using the drop box inside Memorial Hall at 280 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Our lobby is closed to walk in service and we are unable to meet with clients face to face. A staff member will contact you by phone to review your request.
Areas of Assitance Include, but are not limited to:
Program Priorities (Please Contact Us for More Information)
Other financial assistance needs are provided on a case-by-case basis. Proper documentation concerning all household income and expense is required for each application for financial assistance (please see client screening sheet link below for additional requirements).
You may receive a monthly compensation if you are at least 10 percent disabled as a result of your military service.
Also, you may receive a monthly pension if you are a wartime veteran with limited income and assets and are permanently and totally disabled or are at least 65 years of age.
We will be glad to help you understand these benefits and apply for programs.
For detailed information please go to Compensation and Pension Benefits which covers the following topics:
If you're in need of assistance with Activities of Daily Living, please complete the Aid and Attendance Letter
DIC is a monthly check paid to eligible survivors of certain deceased veterans.
To get DIC, you must be an eligible survivor of a veteran who died because of a service-related illness or injury.
(Note: Certain helpless adult children and some parents of deceased veterans are entitled to DIC. Call VA toll free (1-800-827-1000) for the eligibility requirements for these survivors.)
VA pays a basic monthly rate of $948 to eligible surviving spouses. In some cases, VA can pay more. Call the Veterans Services Office for information about rates paid to eligible children.
You can apply by filling out VA Form 21-534, Application for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation, Death Pension and Accrued Benefits By a Surviving Spouse or Child, and mailing it to the VA Regional Office that serves your area
Franklin County Veteran Service Commission
300 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 525-2500 fax (614) 525-2505
Veterans Service Commission is available to help you understand these benefits and to apply for programs and services for which you may be eligible.