FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.

  • Mortgage/Rent

  • Food

  • Clothing

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Utilities

  • 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.

Relief Document Checklist

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REQUEST FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Please provide details of your financial emergency below.

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REQUEST BUDGET COUNSELING & MONEY MANAGEMENT

Confidential budget and debt counseling is available to veterans. Our Budget Counselor can review your current spending patterns and help you to meet your financial goals. Through this program, veterans can work with a budget counselor to:

  1. Create and/or develop a household budget

  2. Access and understand your personal credit report

  3. Set financial goals for the future

  4. Money management and eliminating debt

  5. Review current spending patterns

  6. Prepare for home ownership

Anyone can benefit from a free consultation from a budget counselor, but it's especially valuable for those who struggle to manage their monthly financial obligations.

In order to accurately assess your current financial situation, your counselor will need to know your monthly income and living expenses, as well as how much you owe each of  your creditors. Prior to your session, you will need to gather proof of all income, 2-months bank statements, and copies of all bills paid on a monthly basis. 

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CONTACT VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION

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1212 Lake Avenue

Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

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Office: (440) 964-8324

Fax: (440) 964-3582

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8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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