Welcome to Fairfield County Veterans Service Commission, Lancaster, Ohio.
VA CLAIM ASSISTANCE
The Veterans Service Commission employs two (2) Service Officers to assist veterans and their dependents in filing claims for compensation, non- service connected improved pensions, dependency indemnity compensation, death benefits or any other assistance required.

They Service Officers are accredited by the Ohio Department of Veteran Services and attend yearly training seminars for certification. 

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EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID
The Veterans Service Commission provides Emegency Financial Assistance to honorably discharges veterans and dependents who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship. This assitance is not an entitlement, but a helping hand to help them get back on their feet so they can make arrangements to help themselves. The amount and types of assistance given is determined by 5901 Ohio Revised Code and the Veterans Service Commission's assistance guidelines.

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TRANSPORTATION
The Veterans Service Commission provides transportation for Fairfield County veterans that are enrolled in the VA Healthcrare System. We will only transport to VA Medical Centers unless the VA contracts to have services provided in the private sector. Our transportation does not include the local CBOC due to having the Lancaster Public Transit System that will transport disabled veterans at a reduced cost.  

This service is provided for veterans that cannot transport themselves due to health or financial reasons.  If you are financialy or physically able to transport yourself, Please do not use this service and cause someone in need to be left behind.

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GRAVE DECORATION
The Veterans Service Commission provides flag holders and flags to decorate Fairfield County cemeteries on Memorial Day. Our goal is that every veteran's grave has a flag displayed to commemorate the sacrifice he made by serving his country.

Our Thanks are expressed to the Service Organizations that provide the volunteers to place a flag in every flag holder on Memorial Day. Without them this commemoration to honor or deceased veterans would not be possible. 

>> If you find your loved one's flag holder is missing or damaged, you can obtain a replacement at the Veterans Service Commission Office. For the Office location, view contact information.
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Contact Information:

Fairfield County
Veteran Service Office

227 E. Main Street (map)
Lancaster, Ohio 43130
P: 740-652-7920
F: 740-689-6203

Office Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday-Friday

Commission Board
Meeting are held:
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Monthly at 3:00pm

Ohio Department of
Veterans Services

Advisory Committee On
Women Veterans

77 South High Street; 7th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: 614-752-8941
F: 614-728-9498
http://dvs.ohio.gov

Helpful Resources:

Ohio Department of Veterans Services (ODVS)
(website)
VA Benefits Fact Sheets 
(website)
Fairfield County
Veterans Service
Commission
OUR MISSION
Since 1994, the Ohio Department of Veterans Services Advisory Committee on Women  Veterans has served to “locate, educate, and advocate for all women veterans who served in the United States military." The committee is dedicated to outreach through various intiatives including the creation of an informational website, the organization of a state-wide women veterans' conference and the promotion of benefits and superior heathcare for women veterans.

The committee serves as a focal point of information for all women veterans.  The committee acts as a liaison and advocate on behalf of women veterans with state legislators, veterans affairs administrators and county veterans service offices.  Members of the committee ensure programs and policies of the Department of Veterans Affairs remain open to women and are mindful of those elements of the veteran experience unique to women.

TOGETHER WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS
The committee is made up of 22 women veterans representing all eras and branches of service.  Each member is responsible for a specific region in the state and recruits volunteers to assist her in regional outreach.  Committee members encourage women to identify themselves with pride and encourage them to stand up and be counted for their role in defense of this nation.

Informational sessions and local town meetings allow women veterans to come together to identify and address their concerns with committee members.  Community service outreach programs allow the committee to inform school children, business leaders, educators, and legislators about the important role women play in our Armed Forces.  VA Hospital visits allow women on the committee to interact and networ4k with VA women veteran program managers and to get a first-hand look at the healthcare process.

If you are interested in participating in any of these events or volunteering to help with an outreach program in your region, please call our man office.
 
THE OHIO WOMEN VETERANS ROSTER
There are more than 65,000 women veterans living in Ohio.  An initiative of the committee is to identify by name and address as many women veterans as possible so information about benefits, conferences and resources are readily available and accessible.

The Ohio Women Veterans Roster is an informational bridge connecting women veterans with the committee and its resources.  The roster is strictly confidential and used solely as a link of information among Ohio’s women veterans.  If you are a woman veteran, please take a moment to fill out and return the attached information sheet.  If you are not a veteran, please give the gift of information and pass this brochure on to a woman veteran.