The Franklin County Veterans Service Commission (VSC) is reaching out to veterans in Franklin County who may be impacted by the current government shutdown. VSC has an established financial aid program which may be able to assist veterans in meeting monthly bills such as rent, mortgage, utilities and nutritional needs.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- be a veteran with some active duty time other than initial training (basic training) and have an honorable or general under honorable conditions discharge
- be a Franklin County resident for at least 90 consecutive days
- be in an immediate or emergency financial situation
“Our services are available every day to veterans that meet the above criteria,” said VSC Executive Director Robert “Buck” Bramlish. “We want all of our veterans to know that we are here to serve them, and at this this time, especially those affected by the shutdown.”
Veterans whose spouses are impacted by the shutdown may also be eligible for assistance.
Any veteran impacted by the shutdown is invited to visit the VSC’s downtown office located at 280 E. Broad St. on Tuesday, January 22 or Tuesday, January 29 for extended office hours from 4-8 pm to meet with staff to determine eligibility and apply for support. Veterans may also visit the VSC office during normal business hours – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 am-4 pm and Tuesday from 12:30-4pm.
Click here for a list of items that a furloughed employee needs to apply for financial assistance
The Franklin County Veterans Service Commission is funded entirely by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners via the county’s General Revenue Fund. For more information about the Franklin County Veterans Service Commission, visit Vets.FranklinCountyOhio.gov or call 614-525-2500.