Family Member Benefits

Death Pension
An income based program available to surviving spouses and/or minor children of wartime veterans. Rules are essentially the same as for non-service connected pension, but rates are much different.

Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC)
Payable to the surviving spouse and/or minor children of veterans whose death has been adjudicated by VA as being “service connected”. Along with monthly payments, eligible survivors may receive health care coverage through CHAMPVA, and educational benefits under Chapter 35, Dependents Educational Assistance.

Other Benefits
Surviving family members may be eligible for other benefits such as education, medical coverage, home loans, and other benefits. This varies case by case, and is determined by the VA.

Financial Assistance

Board Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.

Title 59, Ohio Revised Code, requires each County Veterans Service Commission to establish and administer a financial assistance program. As such, each county develops its own policies and guidelines regarding financial assistance and is NOT bound by the policies of any other county.
In Preble County, you may be eligible for assistance with the basic necessities of life such as:

  • Rent and Mortgage Payments
  • Utility Payments
  • Food Assistance

The commission has developed a set of guidelines that is applied to every eligible applicant. It is applied across the board, and exceptions to the policy are made ONLY when the commission determines that the individual situation warrants such an exception.

This program is for temporary, emergency financial assistance. It is not a long term program. Every applicant for financial assistance is required to complete a formal application and provide a complete financial disclosure for all members of his/her household. Failure to provide all required information will result in the denial of the application. Financial assistance applications are taken on a walk in basis.

We transport to VA required medical appointments. Forty-Eight hours advanced notice is required to ensure you get to your scheduled appointment on time.