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VA Benefits

 

Assistance in acquiring VA Benefits:

Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under honorable conditions. To prove eligibility a DD-214 is needed. This is a report of separation that is proof of length, period and character of service.

Accredited Representatives:

The County Veterans Service Officers are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and are certified by the Ohio Governor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. 

Our staff provides a vital and convenient link between our veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Claims Assistance – Pension or Compensation claims:

Non Service Connected Pension

You may be eligible for pension if you are a wartime veteran with limited income and are no longer able to work.  Income may be offset with out-of-pocket medical expenses. 

Service Connected Compensation

You may be eligible for Compensation for injuries or illnesses you suffer, as a result of active duty or for any disabilities you had before service that were aggravated because of your active duty. If you qualify for compensation, you may be entitled to an additional amount for your family members. Income has no effect on eligibility or amount of compensation awarded. 

If your service connected injury or illness contributes to your death, your surviving dependents may be eligible for DIC benefits.  DIC stands for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. DIC is compensation paid to the surviving spouse and children. DIC beneficiaries are eligible for education and healthcare benefits. 

Please phone our office for more information, or to make an appointment with a Service Officer.

Educational Benefits:

The VA pays monthly benefits to eligible veterans, dependents, reservists, and service members. You can use your education benefits for: 

Undergraduate work at a college or university

Technical or Vocation Training

On-the-job/Apprenticeship Training

Correspondence and Flight Training

The toll free number for more information is 1-888-GI BILL1 or 1-888-442-4551 

Home Loan Information:

The first step in acquiring a VA loan is a Certificate of Eligibility.  You may apply for a Certificate of Eligibility at our office. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not make loans. With a VA guarantee, the lender is protected against loss up to the amount of the guaranty, if the borrower fails to repay the loan. VA loan guarantees are made to service members, veterans, reservists, and unmarried surviving spouses to buy a home, townhouse, manufactured home, lot or certain types of condominiums. VA also guarantees loans for building, repair, and improvement loans. If you already have a mortgage, the VA may be able to help you refinance your home at a lower interest rate. 

Please call our office for more information, or to make an appointment with a Service Officer.

The Ohio Veterans Home (OVH):

Our office assists in helping veterans apply to the Ohio Veterans Home.  We have applications in our office. Please call us if you have any questions. You may also get more information from the OVH web site.  http://www.ohioveteranshome.gov/

 

Last Updated:12/16/2014

 
Wayne County Veterans Service Commission
 356 W. North Street (Lower Level)
 Wooster, Ohio 44691

Office Phone: 330-345-6638
Toll Free: 800-335-6638
Fax: 330-345-6945