Each applicant for financial assistance under sections 5901.02 to 5901.15 of the Ohio Revised Code 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 active-duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, who has been a bona fide resident of the county in which application is being made for at least three months.
The Veterans Service Commissioners primary concern is to help the veteran and their dependents that are in need of immediate financial assistance. The financial assistance grants provided to the veterans and their families are not intended to be on a long term, on going basis. They are designed to provide assistance to those who encounter situations usually of emergent need that threatens their health or safety. AN applicant for assistance must utilize all available income and resources in meeting the emergent need. There are no minimum or maximum levels established for financial assistance. Each application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. All applicants who are physically capable of work must be actively seeking employment. All applicants must provide proof of income and proof of all bills paid and due for the past 30 days. The final determination of any financial assistance application presented through this office is solely at the discretion of the Veterans Service Commissioner. Our office is able to assist with basic life necessity bills such as rent, mortgage, water, electric, heating and food.