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How Can We Help You

    How Can We Help You

    Veterans Service Office

    An Office of the Lake County Government

    Veterans Serving Veterans

    Providing Assistance to the Men and Women who have Honorably Served Their Country

    How Can We Help You


    We are county government employees whose job is to provide services and advocacy for Lake County’s veterans. As County Veterans Service Officers, we act as a liaison between veterans (and their dependents) and any agency from which they may be entitled to benefits such as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and state and local agencies.

    All of our services are FREE!


    Our staff will help you to obtain any VA benefits to which you may be entitled to by:

    • explaining available benefits
    • assisting in obtaining necessary documentation
    • completing forms and applications
    • acting as your advocate throughout the entire process

    We also offer temporary financial assistance in times of dire financial emergency for basic living needs such as rent, utility bills, food, and prescriptions. We will also help you seek other benefits to assist you on a long term basis. 


    County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO) are highly trained professionals. We must maintain state and federal accreditations and certifications. We are trained by VA employees and National Veterans Service Organizations to be able to properly and completely assist you through the sometimes daunting task of obtaining benefits from the VA. Most veterans who use the services of a CVSO find that their claims are processed quicker and more favorably ($$) (based on a study by the Institute for Defense Analysis).

    MOST IMPORTANTLY, we are all VETERANS who care and are paid to help you at NO COST!!

    All Veterans Service Officers on our staff have been trained and accredited by the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers. We also hold accreditations by the VFW, DAV, American Legion, Amvets, Marine Corps League, Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs and the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.