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Marion County Veterans Service

Veterans Memorial Coliseum
220 East Fairground Street, Suite 101
Marion, Ohio 43302

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone (740)387-0100
Fax (740)387-1670


Service and Benefits Provided
to Eligible Veterans
and Their Dependents

Purpose

To provide

assistance in making application for benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Afairs;

emergency financial assistance (through the Marion County Veterans Service Commission),

information and guidance in obtaining aid from various federal, state and local organizations;

referrals to other agencies for assistance as determined by counseling;

assistance with dependents applications for benefits upon the death of the veteran;

and assistance with other matters as is possible based on the need of the claimant.


Documents Required


Certified or original documents are required to apply for benefits. Notarized copies are not acceptable. These documents may include, but are not limited to the following:
Military Discharge Records (DD214)
Marriage Records
Divorce Records
Birth or Adoption Records for Dependent Children


Residency Requirements


No residency requirements are specified for assistance with claims for the Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for financial assistance, applicants must have resided in Marion County for the last three months. The applicant, or the veteran on whose service the application is based, must have been honorably discharged from active military service performed for other than training purposes only.

Marion County Veterans Service Commission

Meetings
First and Third Thursdays of the Month
1:00 p.m.
at the Veterans Service Office

Purpose

Of primary importance to the Veterans Service Commission is the provision of the basic necessities of life to veterans and their dependents. The Veterans Service Commission was established to assist veterans and their dependents who have met with unexpected hardship as a result of sickness, injury, disease; or have become destitute due to lack of employment or lack of adequate employment. The Veterans Service Commission provides temporary assistance to veterans and their dependents until a permanent solution to their difficulties can be arranged.

Eligibility

To qualify for Veterans Service Commission financial assistance, applicants must have resided in Marion County for the last three months. The applicant, or the veteran on whose service the application is based, must have been honorably discharged from active military service performed for other than training purposes only.

Documents Required

Discharge records, proof of income, current bills and proof of residency in Ohio and Marion County may be required at the time of application.

Emergency Financial Assistance

The Veterans Service Commission provides short-term basic living needs to eligible veterans, spouses, dependent children and widows on a temporary basis as follows:
Mortgage/Rent Payments
Utilities
Food

Transportation

The Marion County Veterans Service provides transportation for veterans who have appointments at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Columbus, Ohio. Marion County veterans can reserve seating by calling (740)387-0100, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact the office at least five days prior to your appointment. We have four pickup points for our veterans' convenience--Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Marion County Courthouse, Marion Rotary Towers and Christian Bookstore.

Links

Contact Marion County Veterans Service

Marion County Veterans Representative at ODJFS

Contact Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist

Governor's Office of Veteran's Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page

Marion, Ohio Online, the ultimate news & information guide to Marion, Ohio

Marion County, Ohio Commissioners

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Labor Exchange Self-Service System - Home (SCOTI)

Employment Resources

VA Job Opportunities Home Page

How to Apply for a Job at VA