The Greene County Veterans Service Commission employs a staff of state certified and nationally accredited service officers who work as advocates for the veterans of Greene County. It is with honor that these service officers work to assist the veterans of this county in filing for appropriate Department of Veteran’s Affairs benefits. Our service officers will be more than happy to not only assist you with the initial application for benefits, but also with any necessary follow-up to include appeals.
Service-Connected Disability Compensation
Disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease, injury, or exposure that incurred or was aggravated during active military service. The service of the veteran must have been terminated through separation or discharge under conditions that were other than dishonorable. Disability compensation varies with the degree of disability and the number of dependents, and is paid monthly. Contact our office for details.
Non-Service Connected Disability Pension
Veteran’s pension is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime veterans. To be eligible for a Veterans Pension, a veteran must have at least 90 days of active-duty service with at least one day during a wartime period. If you entered active-duty after September 7, 1980, generally you must have served at least 24 months or the full period for which you were called or ordered to active-duty (with some exceptions), with at least one day during a wartime period. In addition to meeting the minimum service requirements, the veteran must be:
- Age 65 or older OR
- Totally and permanently disabled OR
- A patient in a nursing home receiving skilled nursing care OR
- Receiving Social Security Disability Insurance OR
- Receiving Supplemental Security Income
There is a qualifying income amount set by Congress for this benefit. Contact our office for details.
The Survivor’s Pension benefit, is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low income, un-remarried surviving spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of a deceased veteran with wartime service. The minimum service requirement for the Survivor’s Pension is the same as the non-service connected disability pension. Survivor’s Pension is also based on a yearly family income with the income limits set by Congress to qualify. Contact our office for details.
Aid and Attendance and Housebound Allowance Benefits
VA Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits provide monthly payments added to the amount of a monthly VA pension for qualified Veterans and survivors. If you need help with daily activities, or you’re housebound. Find out if you qualify by contacting our office for details.
VA Health Care
To receive health care through the VA, veterans generally must be enrolled directly with VA. Although they may apply for enrollment at any time, it is recommended to enroll as early as possible as the enrollment process can be lengthy. Since VA health benefits change frequently it is recommended that you contact our office for more specific information.
Mental Health Resources & Services
Greene County Veterans Services is ready to assist veterans with connecting to a variety of mental health care resources and/or services through either the VA or private providers. If you are interested more information about these programs, see our mental health resource page.
VA Burial Benefits
The VA offers a number of burial benefits that include:
- Burial at a VA National Cemetery
- VA Headstone / Marker
- Burial Flag
- Presidential Memorial Certificate
Contact our office for details on filing for these benefits.
Dependent Indemnity Compensation – DIC
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monthly benefit paid to eligible survivors of military service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease. Contact our office for details.
Emergency Financial Assistance Program
The Veterans Service Commission provides financial assistance to eligible veterans, spouses, dependent children, surviving spouses, and active-duty personnel and their immediate family, on a need basis, which are temporary in nature. See our Financial Assistance page for program information.
Transportation for Appointments at the Dayton VA Medical Center
We offer transportation for medical appointments to the Dayton VA Medical Center. See our transportation page for more detailed information.
Greene County Veterans ID Cards
In conjunction with Greene County Veteran’s Services, Greene County Veterans are able to obtain a Veteran Identification Card from the Greene County Recorder’s office. See details on our ID card page.
Military Records and Replacement Medals
The Greene County Veterans Service Commission will assist veterans in obtaining copies of their DD-214’s as well as their Service Records. We will also assist veterans with their pursuits to obtain their awards. Contact our office for details.
Ohio Veterans Bonus for Service in Afghanistan & Elsewhere
The Ohio Veteran Bonus program provides a monetary bonus for those who served during the time of the conflict in Afghanistan. It pays $100 per month for service in Afghanistan and $50 per month for service elsewhere, up to a maximum of $1,500.
More information about the Ohio Veteran Bonus program can be found on the Ohio Department of Veterans Service website at dvs.ohio.gov/resources-for-veterans/veterans-bonus
Homestead Exemption Program
The Homestead Exemption Program is a real estate tax reduction available to disabled veterans with a 100% VA rating, qualified senior citizens, disabled persons, or a surviving spouse who meet the following criteria: Qualification for the Homestead Exemption can be found on the Greene County Auditor’s website at www.greenecountyohio.gov/388/Homestead-Exemption
Connection to Other Resources
The Greene County Veterans Service office is proud to work with a number of community partners in support of local veterans. Contact our office if you have a questions or needs that is not listed on our website, we would be honored to work to find a resource for you.
- Complete Address
- Contact Number
- Last Four Digits of Your Social Security Number
- VA Appointment Date, Time, and Name of Clinic