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Ohio State Benefits

Benefits Counseling Services

Your County Veterans Service Offices can assist you with a multitude of items including helping you with your claims and benefits. They should be your first contact when needing assistance.               


Below are just a few of the benefits they can help you with:

  • Requesting your discharge papers
  • Requesting medical records
  • Compensation and VA Claims Burial Benefits
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Financial Assistance
  • Upgrading your Discharge
  • Assist you with obtaining medals or duplicate medals for yourself or a family member
  • Assist you with obtaining your H.S. Diploma if you are a Korean War, WWII, or Vietnam veteran that qualifies.               



Burial / Cemeteries
Your County Veterans Service Offices can assist you with a multitude of items including helping you with your claims and benefits.  Although the funeral director, in most cases, will provide direct assist regarding veterans burial benefits, we strongly encourage you to contact your County Veterans Service Office to ensure you and your family receive all of the benefits you are entitled to.                












Compensation & Claims

Your County Veterans Service Offices can assist you with a multitude of items including helping you with your claims and benefits. They should be your first contact when needing assistance.



As with all veteran benefits, your County Veterans Service Office can assist you with any questions you may have. 


Education Programs and Services                


Ohio War Orphans Scholarship

The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship provides tuition assistance to children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict. The deadline for this scholarship is July 1st of each year. In order to be eligible the parent who is a veteran must be deceased or severely disabled (level of disability and financial situation is considered). The student must also be under 25 and enrolled full-time in an eligible Ohio university or college.                   


Ohio GI PromiseOhio GI Promise authorizes the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to deem qualified veterans as Ohio residents for the purpose of qualifying for in-state tuition rates. To qualify, veterans must meet the following requirements: be (1) eligible for federal GI Bill education benefits, (2) moving and remaining domiciled in Ohio, and (3) participating in an approved community service or co-op internship program.                         


Montgomery GI Bill Information

The Montgomery GI Bill provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.                    













Post-911 GI Bill Information

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective for education beginning on or after August 1, 2009.                                    


Troops –To-Teachers Program

Designed to assist the transition of eligible military personnel to a new career as public school teachers in schools serving students from low-income families.For more information call: (614) 466-4283 or 800-852-6064.                    


Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund

This fund provides a tuition waiver for children of United States Armed Forces members that were killed in the line of duty during OEF or OIF. A waiver is also available for the spouse or qualified former spouse of a member of the Armed Services who was killed in the line of duty while serving in a combat zone after May 7, 1975. Waivers cover up to four years of undergraduate education. 


Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

Subject to available funding, provides 100% tuition to Army and Air Guard members attending a two- or four-year public college or university. To be eligible applicants must commit to and/or complete a six-year enlistment in the Ohio Guard and maintain good attendance at their unit drills.                    

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