The purpose of financial assistance is to provide temporary financial aid to those who make a conscientious effort to find a permanent solution to their financial problems, possibly created as a result of sickness, injury or disease, lack of employment, or unable to find adequate employment. Assistance will only be given to those who have a legitimate emergency or hardship as determined by the Veterans Service Commission, and meet the eligibility requirements established by the Ohio Revised Code. It is our intention to assist veterans and their dependents on a short term basis until a permanent solution to their difficulties can be arranged.
Section 5901.08 of the Ohio Revised Code establishes eligibility for financial assistance from county veteran service commissions. To qualify for assistance, an applicant must demonstrate financial need and unexpected hardship. Additionally, the applicant must be a veteran, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or the spouse, surviving spouse (widow/widower), dependent parent, minor child, or ward of a veteran or active duty member of the Armed Forces of the U.S.
Applicants must have been a bona fide resident of Richland County for at least three (3) months prior to the date of application.