The purpose of financial assistance is to provide temporary financial aid to those who are in need. Assistance will be given to those who have an emergency or hardship as determined by the V.S.C. and are otherwise eligible under the Ohio Revised Code, Section 5901.
A person who served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active military duty and was discharged under honorable conditions, and who either served on active duty for reasons other than training or while serving on active duty for training, incurred a disability recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense as service-connected; an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or the spouse, surviving spouse, dependent parent, minor child, or ward of a veteran or active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States; AND a bona fide resident who has lived in Ashtabula County for 3 months prior to the date of application. Proof of residency is the responsibility of the individual seeking assistance; AND Must demonstrate emergency financial hardship and provide documentation to support their request.
Examples of emergency relief currently provided by the V.S.C.
Other needs may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Those who desire financial assistance may view the Relief Application Checklist. If you have further questions, please call (440) 964-8324. Applications are taken daily and will be decided by the V.S.C. Board of Commissioners on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
REQUEST FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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