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Mission Statement

The Mission of Erie County Veterans Service Commission is to ensure and preserve the basic, human, civil and constitutional rights and maintenance of the services, benefits, and entitlements due any veteran under the fair and impartial application of the law (Title 59) without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age or station in life. Our commitment is:

  • To treat all veterans with the tolerance, compassion, dignity, and the understanding we, as Veteran Services Commissioners, veterans, would expect to receive ourselves in similar circumstances;
  • To provide financial assistance;
  • To assist veterans in correctly completing V.A. forms, such as pension forms, service-connected disability applications, upgrades, appeals and applications for the Ohio Veterans Home;
  • To provide Veterans Service Officers to assist veterans with claims and to serve as liaisons with the Veterans Administration;
  • To provide outreach events for Erie County Veterans.

The Erie County Veterans Service Commission is a board of five honorably discharged veterans who oversee operation of the county's Veterans Service Office. Our role is to see that veterans, their spouses, and their dependent children, as well as surviving spouses of deceased veterans, obtain temporary financial assistance when they are in need. We also assist veterans in obtaining earned benefits from Federal, State, and local government agencies. 

We Are At Your Service

The Erie County Veterans Commission and Office will assist you with establishing benefits from the following sources:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Service Connected Compensation
  • Non-Service Connected Disability (wartime service only)
  • VA Healthcare Enrollment
  • Death and Burial Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation