Welcome to The Veterans Service
Commission of Ashtabula County
Your Veterans Service Commission is comprised entirely of veterans that understand the issues faced in today's veteran community. We center our efforts around the specific needs and circumstances of every veteran that walks through our doors. We provide assistance with VA benefits, emergency financial assistance, memorial affairs, transportation, budget counseling, and so much more. If you are a veteran or a dependent of one, we will make you our #1 priority. Please take some time to peruse our website to understand the services we provide, or contact us
at (440) 964-8324 to speak with a Service Officer for your personalized assistance. Thank you for your service!
SERVICES WE OFFER
The Ashtabula County Veterans Service Commission understands the issues today’s veterans are facing.
The purpose of financial assistance is to provide temporary financial aid to those who are in need.
Our Service Officers can work with you to determine services you're eligible for as an honorably discharged veteran.
Transportation is available to eligible veterans for medical appointments at both, the Erie VA Medical Center and the Cleveland Wade Park VA Medical Center.
ABOUT VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION
The Veterans Service Commission was established to assist honorably discharged veterans, their spouses and minor children. We prepare claims for the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs so that veterans and their eligible dependents can receive compensation, pension and education benefits. We also assist veterans who have met with unexpected hardships by providing financial assistance to help with mortgage, rent, food, utilities and other expenses of daily life. We provide veterans with employment contacts and maintain current open positions on the wall in our lobby. While the Veterans Service Commission is not funded by, or associated with the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs, we assist veterans and their families with VA claims.
The Veterans Service Commission does not take applications over the phone and will never call you to solicit any personal information such as Social Security number, VA claim number, or date of birth. Do not give any of your personal information to anyone who calls you claiming to represent any agency. The Veterans Service Commission is legislated by the State of Ohio and funded by Ashtabula County property taxes. Each of the 88 Veterans Service Commissions in the State of Ohio has a board of five Commissioners created under the Ohio Revised Code, ORC 5901, who administer the programs for their respective counties.
VETERAN SERVICE COMMISSION
The mission of the Veterans Service Commission is to provide financial assistance and other benefits to veterans and their dependents who have met with an unexpected hardship and meet the eligibility requirements established by Ohio Revised Code. We assist in the processing of claims for VA benefits consistent with each veteran’s service, process applications for free grave markers, burial benefits, funerals for honorably discharged indigent veterans, and more.
VETERAN CRISIS LINE
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can click here for support. Veterans Crisis Line.
The Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention has released the 2022 National Veteran Suicide Prevention report as of September 2022. The report provides a detailed analysis of the most recent suicide data which is organized by suicide deaths, average number per day, demographics, and many other rates. click here to view