COLUMBIANA COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION
Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses. For more information, click here.
Generally, a Veteran must have at least 90 days of active duty service, with at least one day during a wartime period to qualify for a VA Pension. If you entered active duty after September 7, 1980, generally you must have served at least 24 months or the full period for which you were called or ordered to active duty (with some exceptions), with at least one day during a wartime period. For more information, click here.
The Survivors Pension benefit, which may also be referred to as Death Pension, is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to a low-income, un-remarried surviving spouse and/or unmarried child(ren) of a deceased Veteran with wartime service. For more information, click here.
VA will pay up to $2,000 toward burial expenses for deaths on or after September 11, 2001, or up to $1,500 for deaths prior to September 11, 2001. If the Veteran is buried in a VA national cemetery, some or all of the cost of transporting the deceased may be reimbursed. For more information, click here.
The Veterans Service Commission provides transportation to and from Wade Park Monday through Friday, and Youngstown on Wednesdays only. Eligible veterans must schedule with the VSC in advance to secure transportation from pickup points in East Liverpool, Lisbon, & Salem. Veterans who schedule in advance and have a medical appointment/emergency receive priority.
The financial assistance area relates to providing a short-term safety net for a veteran with no other resources who is seeking VA monetary benefits and/or pursuing gainful employment. Any honorably discharged veteran, spouse or widow of a veteran may apply for temporary financial assistance through the Veterans Service Office. The applicant must have resided in Columbiana County for at least three (3) months immediately prior to applying for benefits, and the veteran, or in the case of a survivor or dependent, the sponsoring veteran, must have served a minimum of 90 days on active duty.For more information, contact our office here
The primary focus of the veteran benefit services area is one of securing long-term monetary benefits that contribute to the quality of a recipient’s lifestyle. The Columbiana County Veterans Service Commission provides assistance to veterans who are attempting to obtain, or are receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The assistance provided includes benefits counseling, preparation of forms and paperwork for: