County Courthouse

301 N Main Street

PO BOX 1243

Lima, Ohio 45802

Phone 419.223.8522

Fax 419.223.8535

acvso@allencountyohio.com

 

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Allen County Veterans 

Service Commission

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All services provided by the Allen County Veterans Service Commission are free of charge.

The Veterans Service Commission exercises extreme care in determining those individuals entitled to eligible temporary financial assistance. Section 5901.01 through 5902.99 of the Ohio Revised Code governs the Commission. This law provides help to those veterans who have served our country honorably and are now in need of assistance. It is to this end that the Allen County Veterans Service Commission devotes a major portion of its resources.

 

In order to serve better the veterans of Allen County, the Commission also works closely with other agencies that provide care. Some of these agencies are: Department of Human Services (General Assistance, Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, Medicaid), Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Social Security Administration, (SS, SS Disability, SSI, Medicare), Department of Veterans Affairs (Compensation and Pension, Medical Care, Counseling, etc.), and various other federal, state and local agencies. Referral to an appropriate agency will be made as needed.

Statement of Policy

After the Civil War, when the remnants of the Grand Union Army returned to their homes, the scars of the nation's bloddiest conflict made it a meager homecoming.

 

Ohio, the breadbasket of the nation, was particularly hard hit. Land that had laid fallow for years was overgrown; farming implements were rusted; there was no money to buy seeds for a new crop. Empty sleeves, which had once held an arm or leg, were common. In addition, for the many thousands who did not return, a legacy of poverty and loss were all that remained for their widows and orphans.

 

For this reason, the state legislature of Ohio passed the Soldiers Relief Act in 1888, thus establishing the Veterans Service Commission (formerly the Soldiers Relief Commission). Its role was, as it is now, to provide emergency relief and support services to veterans who served this country and to their family members or survivors.

The Birth of the Veterans Service Commission
Tamara Curtis
Executive Director/Veterans Service Officer
Lisa Jefferson
Veterans Benefits Assistant
Jasmine Williamson
Veterans Service Officer
Maricel Corpus
Administrative Assistant
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Our Staff

Chad Cupples

The American Legion

Coleman Clark Jr

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Howard Sealcott

AMVETS

Steve Montgomery

Vietnam Veterans of America
 

 

William King Jr

Disabled American Veterans

 

 

Board Members

Jasmine Williamson

Veterans Service Officer