133 South Main Street
Suite L-11, (Basement)
Washington C.H., Ohio 43160
Voice: (740) 335-1610 
Fax: (740) 333-3587
E-Mail to: vetsservices@fayette-co-oh.com
Office Hours
Monday through Friday 9:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00
Service Officer - Ronnie H. Sword
                                                                                                                       Service Officer - Amy Jackson

Services and Benefits Provided To Eligible Veterans
A Brief History of the Veterans Assistance Act
Since 1886, all Ohio Counties have, operated under the Veterans Service Commission to provide service and assistance to veterans. This provision for veterans is based on County taxes and is considered to be an earned benefit due our Honorably discharged veterans.
1. To oversee the operation of The Veterans Service Center.
2. To provide temporary financial assistance to indigent veterans, spouses dependent children and  surviving widows
3. To obtain benefits earned by the veterans of this County and their family members and survivors.
The Veterans Service Commission is comprised of veterans from Fayette County. The representatives are listed below:

Robert L. Malone

American Legion
Eddie Fisher

John Mason

V. F. W.
Eddie J. Wynne




The Veterans Service Center is a County agency dedicated to aiding veterans in times of need. There are two services the agency provides:
Emergency financial assistance to eligible veterans and family members who have demonstrated a need.

Eligibility Requirements for Financial Assistance

1. Honorably discharged veteran, spouse, dependent children and surviving widows.

2. Resident of Ohio for one year and Fayette County for three months immediately preceding the application.

3. Financial disclosure and other proofs as required.


Financial Assistance May Be Provided?

Any Honorably discharged veteran, spouse, widow or dependent children may be served with respect to:

Mortgage/Rent (to avoid eviction), Utilities (to avoid disconnection), Transportation for medical treatment and Food Assistance.  The Veterans Service Center represents and assists veterans, spouses, dependent children and surviving widows when they apply to the VA for benefits for which they may be entitled.


Eligibility Requirements for Service

Any Honorably discharged veteran (as defined by VA rules), spouse, widow or dependent children may be served by this office:

Services Offered:
1. V.A. claims assistance (for service connected Disability or non-service connected pension)
2. Medical benefits
3. Certificate of Eligibility for VA loan application.
4. Ohio Veteran Bonus
5. Help with forms, letters or communications with the V.A.
6. Military Injury Relief Fund (MIRF)
7. Grave markers/flag holders
8. E.V.R. preparation
9. Notary Public Services
This office will copy your veterans related documents, provide secretarial help with your V.A. communication, assist an unemployed veteran with job search and maintain a file of your important documents.

Funding for Center

We are a Fayette County Agency, with funding from County taxes under entitlement in Ohio Law. This law states at up to .5 mills may be collected for veterans service. (ORC 5901).

We are not directed or supported by any agency of the Federal or State Government.

Please understand that any assistance application or income disclosure will be held in total confidence as far as the law allows.

Additional Information

Veterans Service Commission does not view the granting of emergency assistance as welfare. Rather it is seen as earned benefit due Fayette County veterans who qualify.

Home Visits: If you are elderly or infirm and need services, please do not hesitate to call our office. A home visit from our Service Officer may be arranged. Our office hone number is (740) 335-1610.

Our Pledge: Our solemn pledge is to serve our fellow veterans while according them the highest respect and dignity.


Helpful Phone Numbers

Cleveland VARO 1-800-827-1000
VA Insurance Center 1-800-669-8477
Chillicothe VAMC 1-800-358-8262
Dayton VAMC 1-800-368-8262
Cincinnati VAMC 1-888-267-7873
Outpatient Clinic Columbus, Ohio 1-888-615-9448
Adjutant General Veterans 614-466-5453