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Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

1060 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH 44306
330-643-2830

 


      

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COLUMBUS – Our state and nation will mark Veterans Day tomorrow. In Ohio, this occasion is an appropriate time to reach out to all Iraq War veterans and make sure that they have applied for the Ohio Veterans Bonus – the deadline for those who served in Iraq is Dec. 31, 2014.

To be eligible for this component of the Ohio Veterans Bonus, eligible veterans and Ohioans serving on active duty must have been boots-on-the-ground in the country of Iraq from March 19, 2003 through Dec. 31, 2011.

Through October 31, the Ohio Veterans Bonus program has paid 84,453 applications that total more than $68.3 million in direct payments. While some of these applications represent multiple periods of eligibility, service in Iraq represents 24,091 of this total, the most of any period of eligible service. In October Bonus applications for service in Iraq showed an increase of nearly 57 percent over September. Currently, the Bonus team is approving more than 135 applications each week.

The Ohio Veterans Bonus will continue to be awarded to those who served in Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the world, since Oct. 7, 2001. Eligibility for the Bonus will end when the President declares an end to the war in Afghanistan.

 


      

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Financial Assistance Appointments

During these tough times, don’t forget to remind veteran families that we are here for them.

Qualifying veterans may receive assistance with food, utilities, mortgage, rent, dental, eyeglasses and emergency home repairs. All assistance is determined upon the veteran’s eligibility and needs.

 
   

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Agent Orange is not a valid claim without an Illness

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees disability compensation, which is a monetary benefit paid to veterans who are disabled by an injury or illness that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. There is a list of Presumptive Conditions that a veteran must have to apply for and receive disability compensation related to exposure to Agent Orange.

 
   

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Helping you get the help you need.

We provide transportation to the VA Hospitals Wade Park and Akron Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Monday through Friday. Helping eligible veterans to get necessary medical assistance. 

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11/27/2014 8:00 AM Agency Closed - Thanksgiving
12/4/2014 4:00 PM Budgeting and Expense Managment Class
12/10/2014 1:00 PM Commissioners Meeting
12/11/2014 4:00 PM Budgeting and Expense Managment
12/24/2014 8:00 AM Agency Closed - Christmas Eve
12/24/2014 1:00 PM Commissioners Meeting
12/25/2014 8:00 AM Agency Closed - Christmas
1/1/2015 8:00 AM Agency Closed - New Years Day
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