CONTACT INFORMATION

Fairfield County
Veteran Service Office

3044 Columbus-Lancaster Rd.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130 (map)
P: 740-652-7920
F: 740-689-6203

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday-Friday

Commission Board
Meeting are held:
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Monthly at 3:00pm

Ohio Department of
Veterans Services

Advisory Committee On
Women Veterans

77 South High Street; 7th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: 614-752-8941
F: 614-728-9498
http://dvs.ohio.gov

Helpful Resources:
Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS)
(website)
VA Benefits Fact Sheets 
(website)
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION

Fairfield County
Veteran Service Office

3044 Columbus-Lancaster Rd.
Lancaster, Ohio 43130 (map)
P: 740-652-7920
F: 740-689-6203

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday-Friday

Commission Board
Meeting are held:
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Monthly at 3:00pm
Ohio Department of
Veterans Services

Advisory Committee On
Women Veterans

77 South High Street; 7th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: 614-752-8941
F: 614-728-9498
http://dvs.ohio.gov

Helpful Resources:
Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS)
(website)
VA Benefits Fact Sheets 
(website)

HELPFUL RESOURCES




VIRTUAL PTSD
The Department of Defense has launched a website, "Virtual PTSD Experience", that will allow users to explore the causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress in an anonymous setting on the Second Life virtual world platform. Second Life provides T2 a limitless space on the Internet where service members can learn more about PTSD causes, symptoms and resources for information and care. Visitors enter the Virtual PTSD Experience space through the Second Life website, which can be accessed for free. For more information, visit the Virtual PTSD Experience website: http://www.t2health.org/vwproj/ 


MAKE THE CONNECTION
The Veterans Administration has launched a website, "Make The Connection", that Has Shared Experiences and Support for Veterans. Connecting veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources and solutions to issues affecting their lives. Visit the website: http://www.maketheconnection.net/
Veterans Links
Veteran's Information Portal
National Resource Directory for Veterans
VA Crisis Hotline
Center for Women Veterans
Information for Iraqi Freedom Veterans
Chillicothe VA Medical Center
Lancaster VA Medical Clinic
Mesothelioma (Asbestos Exposure)
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Resource
Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
Veterans Addiction Support
Addiction Resources
Newspapers
Veterans Hour Online Newspaper
Marine Corps Times
Navy Times
Airforce Times
Stars & Strips Newspaper
The Veterans Voice

OHIO STATE VETERAN'S BENEFITS


Ohio Veteran Housing Programs
Ohio Veterans Home
The Ohio Veterans Home Agency is a State of Ohio establishment comprised of two facilities, a home located in Sandusky, Ohio (approximately 60 miles west of Cleveland) and a home located in Georgetown, Ohio (approximately 45 miles east of Cincinnati). The Georgetown Home is a licensed nursing home providing two levels of nursing care - standard care and special care (Alzheimer/ Dementia). The Sandusky Home, in addition to offering standard care and special care in its licensed nursing home, also offers Veterans Hall (DOM), a domiciliary for those who are able to function in an independent living situation, and DOM+ for those requiring very limited assistance (supervised care) but who do not require the level of care provided to nursing home residents. >>Learn more about the Ohio Veterans Home

OHIO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE BENEFITS



Compensation and VA Claims
County Veterans Service Officers are extensively trained to assist with the preparation and submission of VA claims, compensation and appeals. >>Learn more about Compensation and VA Claims

Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is available through your County Veterans Service Office on a short term basis to eligible veterans and their dependents. >> Learn more about Financial Assistance

Military Injury Relief Fund
Ohio grants money to individuals injured while in active service as a member of the armed forces of the United States and while serving under operation Iraqi freedom or operation enduring freedom. Effective August 21, 2008 MIRF is exempt from State Taxation

OHIO EDUCATION BENEFITS



Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
In order to be eligible for consideration of a scholarship, the child of an eligible person must meet the following requirements:  (1) At the time of application, have attained his or her sixteenth but not his or her twenty-first birthday; (2) At the time of application, if a child of a veteran who entered the armed services: (a) As a legal resident of Ohio, have resided in the state for the last preceding year; (b) Not as a legal resident of Ohio, have resided in the state for the year preceding the year in which application for the scholarship is made and any other four of the last ten years; (3) Be in financial need, as determined by the Board.
>> Learn more about the Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

Ohio GI Promise
In an effort to enhance the benefits for veterans established in the federal Post-9/11 GI Bill, effective on August 1, 2009, the University System of Ohio is taking a proactive step to better serve those who serve our country. The following are components of our state-level initiative, the Ohio GI Promise.
>> Learn more about the Ohio GI Promise Program

OTHER OHIO STATE VETERAN BENEFITS



Burial Benefits
Burial Benefits are available for eligible veterans. (Contact your County Veteran Service Officer)
>> Learn more about Burial Benefits

Medals/Awards and Decorations
Your County Veterans Service Office has forms available and can assist veterans and their families in search of Medals and awards. (Contact your County Veteran Service Officer)
>> Learn more about Medals/Awards and Decorations

Military Records
Your County Veterans Service Office has forms available and can assist veterans and their families in search of military records and discharges. Also please review links to the left for 'Request for Records'. (Contact your County Veteran Service Officer)
>> Learn more about Military Records

Military/Veteran License Plates
Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles has many military/veteran license plates available to eligible veterans.
>> Learn more about Military/Veteran License Plates

Transportation to Medical Appointments
Many of the organizations and County Veterans Service Offices across Ohio free transportation to local VA facilities. (Contact your County Veteran Service Officer)

Updating your Discharge
Your County Veterans Service office has the forms available to request updates to your discharges and can assist you in submitting the form properly. (Contact your County Veteran Service Officer)

Recreational Benefits
Ohio offers the following recreation benefits for qualifying veterans:

Hunting & Fishing Licenses for qualified veterans
   FOR INFORMATION CALL 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543)
Boating Licenses for qualified veterans
   FOR INFORMATION CALL 877-426-2837
• Camping at Ohio State Parks
   FOR INFORMATION CALL 877-426-2837
   http://ohiodnr.com/camps/discounts/tabid/205/Default.aspx
Veterans Hunting and Fishing License