Serving Those Who Served

The Crawford County Veterans Service Commission strives to offer assistance to Veterans living within Crawford County, Ohio.

The Veterans Service Commission is a state agency dedicated to aiding Ohio veterans during times of need. There are two distinct services the agency provides:

  1. Emergency financial assistance to eligible veterans and family members who have a demonstrated need.
  2. Assistance when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The Veterans Service Commission represents and assists veterans, family members, and survivors when they apply to the DVA for benefits, with special emphasis on veteran compensation claims and widows’ benefits.

Ohio is the only state that provides such comprehensive support and services to its veterans. Each of Ohio’s 88 counties has a board of five appointed commissioners who administer the program for their respective county.

Funds for operating expenses and benefits are provided through county real estate taxes.

The purpose of the Veterans Service Commission is not to subsidize an unsatisfactory lifestyle. Rather, it’s to provide temporary assistance to those who will make a conscientious effort to find a permanent solution to their financial problems.

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We are located inside of the Crawford County Court House at 112 East Mansfield Street, Bucyrus Ohio 44820.

The office is on the lower level in Suite #95. 

Benefit Counselors are available from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. Appointments are preferred. 

For scheduling, please call 419-562-7761.