Financial Benefits

  • Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP)
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Save the Dream Ohio – Mortgage Assistance
  • Smart Money Choices
  • Short-term Financial Assistance
  • Ohio Heroes Program – Home Loan

Education Benefits

  • Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
  • Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund
  • Military Interstate Children’s Compact
  • H.S. Diploma's for Korean War, WWII and Vietnam Veterans
  • Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program
  • KIA Spouse Tuition Waiver
  • Ohio GI Promise In-State Tuition Program

Other State Benefits and Programs

  • Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame
  • Benefits Counseling Services
  • Medals/Awards and Decorations
  • Military Records
  • Military/Veteran License Plates
  • Free Purple Heart License Plates
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments
  • Updating Your Discharge
  • Veterans Rapid Response Employment Program
  • Patriot Program – Legal Assistance
  • OHIO CARES Mental Health Services
  • 88 County Veteran Service Offices

Housing Benefits

  • Ohio Veterans Homes – long term disabled veterans

Benefits for 100% Disabled Veterans

  • Free Hunting and Fishing Licenses
  • Free License Plates
  • Free Boating Licenses
  • Property Tax Rollback
  • Free Camping in State Parks


Ohio Department of Veterans Services

77 South High Street

Columbus, OH 43215


877-OHIO-VET (877-644-6838)




State Director: Jason A. Dominguez

Phone: 614-644-0898

Email: ohiovet@dvs.ohio.gov

National Guard TAA: Terry Dean

Phone: 614-336-7349

Email: terry.w.dean.ctr@mail.mil