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Financial Assistance

    COVID-19 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 depentent children.

    ELIGIBILTY:

    • The veteran is requred 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 assests.

    HOW TO APPLY DURING COVID-19 CRISIS ONLY*: (Please see important information BELOW.)

    CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION.

    The application, etc. can be sent via email to: [email protected] OR faxed to: 440-350-5980 OR via US Mail to Lake County Veterans Services, 105 Main St., Painesville, OH 44077 OR Drop off at the Lake County Administration Bldg. (call for instructions).

    PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS

    *Please note that our normal financial assistance policies and procedures have been relaxed due to the current situation. Our usual procedure requires that you call for an appointment to apply in person and provide all necessary income and expense documentation. Also, it generally takes a week to ten days to receive assistance. Follow us on Facebook at Lake County Ohio Veterans Services for updates.