• Assistance in completing application for benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    • Compensation and Pension

    • Home Loan Certificates

    • Educational Benefits

    • Medical Benefits

  • Information and guidance in obtaining aid from various federal, state, and local organizations.

  • Transportation for medical treatment to Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center(s).

  • RTA Bus Passes to the Lima Community Based Outpatient Clinic 

  • Emergency Financial Assistance (Administered by the Allen County Veterans Service Commission).

  • Memorial Day Ceremonies

  • Markers, memorials, and flags

Veterans Services

Veterans Service Commission Financial Assistance is temporary in nature and is meant to prevent undue hardship for veterans and their families until other federal, state, or local benefits can be obtained. 


To qualify for benefits the applicant or the veteran on whose service the application is based must have been honorably discharged from active military service performed for purposes other than training.


To qualify for financial assistance, applicants must have resided in Ohio for three months prior to application and in Allen County for three months prior to application. There are no residency requirements to obtain assistance in filing claims for the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. The Veterans Service Commission provides basic living needs to eligible veterans, family members and widows on an emergency basis. These include rent/shelter, utilities, food, and prescriptions. 

Allen County Veterans 

Service Commission

County Courthouse

301 N Main Street

PO BOX 1243

Lima, Ohio 45802

Phone 419.223.8522

Fax 419.223.8535



Helpful Links

  • Wix Facebook page

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