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Financial Assistance

Emergency Financial Assistance

The Lake County Veterans Service Commission (VSC) provides EMERGENCY financial assistance on a TEMPORARY basis for basic living expenses such as: rent or mortgage, utility bills, food, etc. Other needs may be considered on a case by case basis. The assistance is available to veterans, survivors, or dependent children.


  • The veteran is required to have active federal service for other than training purposes and have been discharged under honorable conditions. Proof of service (DD 214) is required.
  • The applicant must have 3 months of residency in Lake County immediately preceding the date of application. Proof of residency is required.
  • A definite financial need must be demonstrated. The Lake County Veterans Service Commission considers many factors when determining financial need including but not limited to, income, living expenses, and liquid assets.

How to Apply 

As of 8/1/2023 we are no longer accepting Financial Assistance Applications via email or fax. You may download the application packet here. When you have gathered all the required documentation, please call 440-350-2904 to schedule an appointment.