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   Welcome To The Veteran Service Commssion  
In 1886, The Ohio Legislature passed an act establishing The Soldiers Relief Commission. Each of the 88 counties in Ohio has a board of five honorably discharged veterans appointed to the Commission who administer the programs for their respective county. Operating expenses are provided through county real estate taxes. After 100 years, the name of The Soldiers Relief Commission was changed to The Veterans Service Commission.



500 Market Street Suite 310
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
Phone: (740) 283-8571
Fax: (740) 283-8668





Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Closed for Lunch 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Closes on Wednesdays at 12:00PM

   Board Members  
James R. Blair

Dan Wilson 

William Demjan
Charles J. Strizak AL
Benjamin Turnbaugh 


Schelley Brooks 

Kenneth L. Nice 
Thomas Pearce

Jo Ann Giralico
   VA Benefit Services  

The Jefferson County Veterans Services Commission provides assistance to veterans and/or their dependents who are attempting to or are receiving benefits from the Veterans Administration. The assistance provided includes preparation of forms and all necessary paperwork for:

  • Compensation - Service Connected
  • Disability Pension - Non-Service Connected
  • Veterans or Widow's Pension (War Time)
  • Death and Burial Benefits
  • Headstones and Grave Markers
  • Education
  • Home Loans
  • Insurance
  • VA Medical Center Treatment and Nursing Homes
  • Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, OH
  • Any Other VA Benefit

   Financial Assistance  

The Veterans Services Commission provides temporary financial assistance to needy veterans, dependents, and/or widows. Eligibility and verification of a definite financial need is determined through the application process. Assistance is provided through food orders and cash vouchers.

Who May Apply for Assistance?
Any qualifying veteran, spouse, widow, or dependent of a veteran who meets the residency requirement of 3 months and provides all necessary information and documentation as required may apply for financial assistance.
The Veterans Service Commission considers many factors when determining financial need. In most cases, after providing adequate proof of need, the granting of assistance will normally be processed the same day


   Other Services  
  • Transportation to VA Medical Centers in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assistance in locating and obtaining service discharges (DD 214)
  • Assistance in obtaining birth and death certificates
  • Assistance in obtaining eye glasses
  • Assistance in obtaining counseling
  • Total commitment to the veteran and/or their dependents
   Outreach Program  

To assist every veteran and/or their dependents in meeting any need. The Veterans Service Commission is committed to working together with all social service agencies within Jefferson County.

   Medical Centers  


  • University Drive C
    Pittsburgh, PA 15240
    (866) 482-7488
  • 10000 Brecksville Road
    Brecksville, OH 44141
    (440) 526-3030
  • 10701 East Boulevard
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    (216) 791-3800
  • 221 3rd Street, S.E.
    Canton, OH 44702
    (330) 489-4600
  • 2031 Belmont Avenue
    Youngstown, OH 44505
    (330) 740-9200

VA Outpatient Clinics

  • 103 Plaza Drive - Suite A
    St. Clairsville, OH 43950
    (877) 434-2721  
  • 15655 St Rt 17
    East Liverpool, OH 43920
    (330) 386-4303

Ohio Veterans Home

  • 2003 Veterans Blvd
    Georgetown, OH 45121
    (937) 378-2900  
  • 3416 Columbus Avenue
    Sandusky, OH 44870-5598  
    (419) 625-2454;




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