Providing the services and benefits you’ve earned.
VA Benefits Help
Through the CCVSC, you can receive advice and access to the VA benefits you’ve earned. We employ accredited service officers who can assist Veterans and dependents in filing for VA benefits including compensation, pensions, home loans, education, rehabilitation, as well as other benefits available from other state and federal resources.
The CCVSC provides emergency funds for the range of the financial needs our Veterans may experience. For example, we can help with funds for food, housing, and utilities for Veterans and their dependents. The Veteran must have been discharged “under honorable conditions” and have an established residence within the county and must show proof of that residence.
VA Healthcare Support
Our goal is to assist our Veterans with enrollment and regular health maintenance through the VA, assuring they receive the highest quality of care regardless of treatment. Veterans can access a comprehensive medical benefits package, which VA administers through an annual patient enrollment system.
The PACT Act and your VA benefits
The PACT Act is a new law (2022) that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.
The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. The new law expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-9/11 eras. It also adds more presumptive-exposure locations for Agent Orange and radiation, and it requires the VA to provide a toxic exposure screening to every Veteran enrolled in VA health care.
Call the Clermont County Veterans Service Office at 513- 732-7363 to file a claim for PACT Act-related disability compensation or apply for VA health care. Or click this link to get answers to your questions about what the PACT Act means for you or your loved ones.
The PACT Act And Your VA Benefits | Veterans Affairs
Click the button below to download the Pact Act PowerPoint presentation to share with your veterans’ group.
As a service to you, Clermont County Veterans can receive free transportation to any local VA medical center for appointments. To take advantage of this service, proof of veteran eligibility is required, which can be established by completing DD form 214. If you have questions or would like to schedule a ride, our transportation hotline is 513-732-7471. Please contact our office at least five business days prior to your appointment to schedule transportation.
Medals Requests, Discharge Records
We can help you replace a medal, or obtain a lost or damaged discharge record. Just make an appointment with one of our service officers at 513-732-7363. You can also order your records online from the National Personnel Records Center in St Louis, MO. You can do this via mail or fax them SF Form 180.
The Veterans’ Service Office provides markers and flags for the grave of each Veteran of Clermont County. Each cemetery handles the placement of the flags and markers independently. Contact the cemetery to find out what their policy is. Or, we’re happy to provide a flag and marker to family members who wish to mark the grave themselves. Markers are available from 1776 to the current day.
Veteran ID Cards
We can assist you in obtaining your Veteran ID card, which is an essential tool in applying for benefits ranging from healthcare to employment counseling. Any of our service officers will be happy to help at 513-732-7363.
The Clermont County Veterans Service Office can assist the veteran or their dependent in obtaining lost documents needed to file for federal, state, or county benefits. These documents may include the DD form 214, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, birth certificates, and medical records. The office will not pay for any fees needed to obtain the document.
Forever GI Bill
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the Forever GI Bill, has expanded education benefits to Veterans, service members, dependents and survivors. Our office can help you understand the many features and benefits of the bill, and assist you as you gain education and training that will lead to a better job.
Ohio Means Jobs
Ohio Means Jobs assists Ohio residents in finding good jobs, and the Clermont County extension office is a valuable career resource for our Veterans. OMJ offers a variety of services and programs, including job listings, job fairs and hiring events. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, and their phone number is 513-943-3000. Or, click below to get started.