Veterans Service Commission
Fayette County Veterans Service Center
133 South Main St.
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
Monday thru Friday
9:00 AM to 4 PM
Please Call for an Appointment
Director/ Service Officer: William Rheinscheld; William.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell Phone: 740-505-0195
Financial Benefits Counselor: Tasha Harris – Jackson; email@example.com
Cell Phone: 740-505-0335
Claims Benefits Counselor: Valorie Morton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell Phone: 740-505-0475
DAV: Robert L. Malone; President
American Legion: Edward E. Fisher; Vise President
AMVETS: Patricia A. Dewees
VFW: Russell E. Bernard
At Large: Jerred S. Mitchell
"FOR OVER 100 YEARS . . . VETERANS HELPING VETERANS"
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.
ROLE OF THE VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION
- To oversee the operation of The Veterans Service Center.
- To provide temporary financial assistance to indigent veterans, spouses dependent children and surviving widows
- 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:
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WHAT IS THE VETERANS SERVICE CENTER?
The Veterans Service Center is a County agency dedicated to aiding veterans in times of need. There are two services the agency provides:
1). Emergency financial assistance to eligible veterans and family members who have demonstrated a need.
Eligibility Requirements for Financial Assistance
- Honorably discharged veteran, spouse, dependent children and surviving widows.
- Resident of Ohio for one year and Fayette County for three months immediately preceding the application.
- Financial disclosure and other proofs as required.
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.
2). 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:
- V.A. claims assistance (for service connected Disability or non-service connected pension)
- Widows benefits
- Certificate of Eligibility for VA loan application.
- Ohio Veteran Bonus
- Help with forms, letters or communications with the V.A.
- Military Injury Relief Fund (MIRF)
- Grave markers/flag holders
- E.V.R. preparation
- 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.
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.
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 phone number is (740) 335-1610.
Our solemn pledge is to serve our fellow veterans while providing them with the highest respect and dignity.
VA Home Loan Centers
VA Home Loan Centers https://www.vahomeloancenters.org, a veteran services organization that specializes in helping veterans obtain access to affordable home ownership. For more information "click" button below.
VA Further your education and career in Ohio
In an effort to help veterans, service-members and their families achieve college degrees, the University System of Ohio (https://ohiohighered.org/veterans) has taken proactive steps to better serve those who have served our country. For more information "click" button below.