Provide advice and assistance to veterans, active duty members of the armed forces of the United States, and their dependents in obtaining benefits and entitlements from federal, state, and local agencies; and to provide immediate financial assistance when necessary and appropriate.
The Veterans Service Commissioners meet each Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. to review and render decisions on the financial assistance applications of the prior week.
On February 13, 1862, the General Assembly of the State of Ohio memorialized its decision to provide "for the relief of the necessities to .[veteran]. who now are, or hereafter may be, in the service of the state or the United States.". That decision, to provide "for the aid and financial assistance" of veterans, still stands.