Financial Assistance

Based on (ORC) Ohio Revised Code 5901.08 each applicant for financial assistance must be a veteran, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, a spouse, widow/widower, or dependent parent who is drawing VA compensation, a minor child under 18, or disabled children prior to reaching 18 and eligible to draw VA benefits, whose parent or parents are a veteran(s). Eligibility also extends to a minor child under 18 that has been adopted by a veteran.

The Veteran or qualifying applicant must also be a resident of Montgomery County for at least (3) months prior to applying for emergency assistance. It is the policy of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission (MCVSC) to provide financial assistance to any individual qualifying under section 5901.01 to 5901.14 of the Ohio Revised Code and policies contained in the document established by the MCVSC. There is a lifetime limit of $25,000 in financial assistance per Resolution 17-032202. 

Financial assistance falls under three broad categories. They are; indigent burial, necessities of life, and transportation.  Financial assistance is a short term temporary or one-time payment to assist veterans and their qualifying dependents based on need.  The assistance granted by this office is not a pension, wage replacement, or automatic entitlement.  It is to provide temporary assistance to those who are making a conscientious effort to find a permanent solution to their financial need.

The required documentation for application includes, but is not limited to: DD-214 or equivalent, a current picture ID, proof of household income and expenses for the last 60 days, proof of county residency, marriage certificate, minor children’s birth certificate, and landlord or mortgage statement with tax ID information. Other information may be requested as needed by the customer support specialist.

 Detailed information on application requirements and necessary forms are available at these links:

 AFTER YOU HAVE OBTAINED ALL THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION, PLEASE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH OUR OFFICE AT 937-225-4801.

Forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download.

“It is the policy of the Montgomery County Veterans Service Commission (MCVSC) to
provide financial assistance to any individual qualifying under section 5901.01 to 5901.14 of the
Ohio Revised Code and policies contained in the document established by the MCVSC.”

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