Athens County Veterans Service Office
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
88 North Plains Rd. Suite 102
The Plains, OH. 45780
Phone: 740-592-3216 Fax: 740-592-3217
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Financial Assistance is a short-term temporary program to assist Veterans and their dependents on an emergency basis. Financial Assistance is not a pension, income supplement or an automatic entitlement program. (Income Supplement shall be considered to exist when the applicant’s monthly obligations routinely exceed the applicant’s monthly income, i.e. living above one’s means.)
--Who is eligible? Any veteran as defined by ORC 5901.01
--Who may apply? A veteran as defined by ORC, is an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the U.S., or the spouse, surviving spouse, dependent parent, minor child or ward of a Veteran or Active Duty member of the armed forces of the U.S.
--What is the process? Completed and signed application with requested income, expenses, and ID verifications. Applications must be submitted to the VSC office by 4 p.m. the Thursday prior to the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS FOCUSED ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
SHELTER (MORTGAGE, RENT)
UTILITIES (ELECTRIC, GAS, WATER)
TRANSPORTATION (CAR REPAIRS, REGISTRATION, INSURANCE)
Some or all of these will be examined as a direct payment option first. Meaning that payment will be made directly to the vendor.