Ohio Military and Veterans Benefits

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Summary of Ohio Military and Veterans Benefits: Ohio offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including Veterans' burial benefits, employment assistance, public employment preference, compensation for state active duty, Ohio War Orphans and Severely Disabled Veterans Scholarship Program, special vehicle license plates, as well as hunting, fishing license and state park privileges. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status.

Ohio Department of Veterans Services, County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO): The Ohio Department of Veterans Services, CVSOs are trained to assist Service members, Veterans, retired Service members and their Families find and apply for military/ Veterans benefits under federal, state and local laws.
Ohio Department of Veterans Services, County Veterans Service Officers Directory
Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Online Contact Page

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Ohio Military and Veterans State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility

What are my Ohio Military and Veteran State Tax Benefits?

Military Pay Income Tax Deduction for Resident Service Members Stationed Outside Ohio: U.S. Armed Forces Service members on active duty while stationed outside Ohio can deduct their military pay from Ohio Income tax, if the military pay is included in federal adjusted gross income. In addition, they are not required to pay Ohio school district income tax.

Learn more about Military Pay Income Tax Deduction for Resident Service Members Stationed Outside Ohio

Ohio State Income Tax Deduction on Military Retired Pay: Military retired pay can be deducted from Ohio Income taxes.

grieving widowLearn more about the Ohio State Income Tax Deduction on Military Retired Pay

 Ohio Income Tax Exemption for Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP): SBP, RCSBP and RSFPP are not taxed in Ohio.

Learn more about Ohio Income Tax Exemption for Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP)

Disabled Veteran with prostetic leg Military Disability Retirement Pay Ohio Income Tax Exemption: Military Disability Retirement Pay received as a pension, annuity or similar allowance for personal injury or sickness resulting from active service in the U.S. Armed Forces should not be included in taxable income. Some of the payments which are considered disability benefits include:

  • Disability compensation and pension payments for disabilities paid to Veterans or their Families

  • Grants for homes designed for wheelchair living

  • Grants for motor vehicles for Veterans who lost their sight or the use of limbs, or

  • Benefits under a dependent-care assistance program.

If you are a retired Service member and receive disability benefits from the VA, see IRS Publication 525 for more information.

Learn more about Ohio Military Disability Retirement Pay Income Tax Exemption

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Ohio Income Tax Exemption (DIC): DIC is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.

Learn more about Ohio State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Ohio Senior Citizens, Disabled Person, and Surviving Spouses Homestead Property Tax Exemption: Ohio offers a homestead exemption to low-income senior citizens and permanently and totally disabled state residents. The exemption is a credit on property tax, which allows qualifying homeowners to exempt up to $25,000 of the market value of their homes from all local property taxes. For example, a home with a market value of $100,000 is billed as if it is worth $75,000.

The tax exemption is for the residence and up to one acre of land and may not exceed the value of the homestead. The income threshold for 2020 is $33,600 and for 2021 is $34,200.
Who is eligible for the Ohio Senior Citizens, Disabled Person, and Surviving Spouses Homestead Property Tax Exemption? To qualify for the homestead exemption applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify under the income thresholds for the tax year

  • At least 65 years old or turns 65 in the year that they apply, or

  • Totally and permanently disabled as of January 1 of the year that they apply, (must be certified by a licensed physician, psychologist, or a state or federal agency), or

  • Surviving Spouse of a person who was receiving a homestead exemption at the time of death, and the Surviving Spouse was at least 59 years old on the date of death.

Applications for real property must be filed on or before December 31 of the year that the homestead exemption is sought. Applications for manufactured or mobile homes must be filed anytime on or before the first Monday in June of the year preceding the year for which homestead is sought.
Homestead Exemption Application for Senior Citizens, Disabled Person, and Surviving Spouses

The application must be filed with the county auditor of the county in which the property is located.
Ohio Directory of County Auditors

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What are my Ohio Military and Veterans Education Benefits?

High School Diplomas for Ohio Wartime Veterans: Ohio school district/ city boards of education will award high school diplomas to Veterans of World War II, the Korean War or Vietnam War, or to women who left school to support the war effort.

Who is eligible for High School Diplomas for Ohio Wartime Veterans? Eligibility requirements:

  • Veteran left school prior to graduation to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces or left school prior to graduation due to Family circumstances and subsequently entered the U.S. Armed Forces

  • Veteran did not receive diploma

  • Veteran must have received an honorable discharge

  • Woman that left school prior to graduation to join or subsequently joined the workforce to support her Family or to join the war effort.

These diplomas can be awarded posthumously. Applications are available at County Veterans Service Offices (CVSOs). CVSOs will process requests through their local school district or board of education.
Ohio County Veterans Service Office Locations

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graduation cap on top of a pile of money Ohio War Orphan and Severely Disabled Veteran’s Children Scholarship: The Ohio War Orphan and Severely Disabled Veteran’s Children Scholarship awards tuition assistance to the Children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio Veterans and Service members declared missing in action (MIA), or prisoner of war (POW).

The application deadline is May 15th of each year to be eligible for the following school year.

For the 2021- 2022 academic year, the amount of the scholarship is:

  • Public Universities and Community Colleges: 84% of tuition/general fees

  • Private institutions: $7,532 per year

The scholarship can be used to pay general and instructional fees only. The applicant may be required to pay various miscellaneous fees.
Who is eligible for the Ohio War Orphans and Severely Disabled Veteran’s Children Scholarship?

Child Eligibility Requirements: To receive a scholarship, a student must be an Ohio resident and enrolled for full-time undergraduate study and pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree at an eligible Ohio college or university. Applicants must apply between the ages of 16 and 24.

Veteran Parent Eligibility Requirements:

  • The Veteran parent must be deceased, disabled or declared a POW/ MIA at time of application

  • If the Veteran parent served only in the Ohio National Guard or Reserves, they must have been killed or permanently and totally disabled while at a scheduled training assembly, field training, or active duty for training of any duration

  • Must have entered the U.S. Armed Forces as a resident of Ohio, or

  • If the Veteran’s DD214 shows a place of entry or home of record other than Ohio, the Child must have five cumulative years of residency, one year prior to their application and four out of any 10 of the previous years

  • If disabled as a Service member on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Veteran must have a 60% or greater service-connected disability or receiving VA benefits for a permanent and total non-service-connected disability.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education, Ohio War Orphan and Severely Disabled Veteran’s Children Scholarship, Student Acknowledgement Statement must be submitted with all applications.
Ohio War Orphan and Severely Disabled Veteran’s Children Scholarship Application

Learn more about the Ohio War Orphan and Severely Disabled Veteran’s Children Scholarship

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP): ONGSP provides tuition assistance for eligible National Guard Service members pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree at a participating school in Ohio. (Some nursing programs also qualify).

Tuition assistance is awarded as educational units based on length of enlistment:

  • Active six-year enlistment with the Ohio National Guard can receive a lifetime maximum of 96 educational units

  • Less than six-year enlistment can receive 48 educational units

  • Active duty Prior-Service members with an enlistment of three-or-more years, but less than six-years, can receive a maximum of 48 educational units

Service members are only eligible for ONGSP during a current enlistment. Deployed Service members may apply to extend their benefits for the length of time they were deployed. To be eligible for an extension the Service member must have received an honorable discharge and may use their remaining educational units for up to five years after their discharge. Non-deployed Service members with remaining educational units must extend their enlistment to use them.
Information for Deployed Ohio National Guard Service Members

Who is eligible for the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP)? Ohio National Guard Service members must be currently serving, in good standing and have the required number of years in their enlistment are eligible.

Suspense Dates for Enrollment:

  • Fall Semester / Quarter - July 1

  • Spring Semester / Winter Quarter – November 1

  • Spring Quarter - February 1

  • Summer Semester / Quarter – April 1

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program Online Application Portal (You must use a Common Access Card (CAC) to register and log on to the ONGSP Website)
Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program Hardcopy Application
ONGSP Approved Schools

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Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund: The Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund provides assistance to the Children and Spouses of a Service member in the U.S. Armed Forces , who was killed in the line of duty during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom or an officially designated combat zone. The Child is only eligible for this program if they are not eligible for the Ohio War Orphan and Severely Disabled Veterans’ Children Scholarship.

The Memorial Fund will provide 100% of instructional and general fee charges at public colleges and universities and $8,451 per year at private post-secondary institutions. Eligibility is for a maximum of the equivalent of four academic years of full-time or part-time undergraduate study.

Students may also use this benefit for a certificate program at an approved post-secondary institution. not to exceed $8,000 per academic year and for instructional and student fee charges at public and private (non-profit and for-profit) post-secondary institutions. Students can receive tuition waivers for up to two certificate programs, not to exceed the equivalent of four academic years of full-time or part-time undergraduate study.
Who is eligible for the Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund? Applicant must be the Ohio resident Child or Surviving Spouse of a Service members killed in action while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Students should apply at the educational institution they plan to attend and will be required to provide a copy of the Report of Casualty and a copy of their marriage certificate or birth certificate as applicable.

Learn more about the Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund

Children sitting on the steps of a schoolOhio Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (MIC3): The purpose of this compact is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on Children of military Families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by:

  • Facilitating the prompt enrollment of Children of military Families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of educational records from the previous school district or variations in entrance or age requirements

  • Facilitating the student placement process through which Children of military Families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content or assessment. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities

  • Facilitating the on-time graduation of Children of military Families

  • Providing for the enforcement of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact

  • Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military Families under this compact

  • Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military Children.

  • Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.

MIC3 Assistance Request

Primary Point of Contact: Phone: 614-466-6573

Learn more about the Ohio Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Purple Star Purple Star Designation for Ohio Military-Friendly Schools : The Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to students and Families connected to the U.S. Armed Forces. Schools that earn the award will receive a special Purple Star recognition to display on site.

For a school to qualify for the Purple Star Award they must appoint a school liaison that is specially trained to handle the unique challenges experienced by military Families. This liaison will ensure that other teachers at their school are aware of special considerations that students from military Families can benefit from. Each school will also have a dedicated page on their school website featuring resources for military Families. For more information about Ohio Purple Star Award schools, please call 614-869-7600.
List of Ohio Purple Star Designated Schools

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What are my Ohio Military and Veteran Employment Benefits?

Ohio National Guard Compensation for State Active Duty: Ohio National Guard Service members ordered to state active duty are eligible for the same pay and allowances as provided to Service members of the same grade and time in service in the active duty U.S. Armed Forces, but not less than $75 per day, whichever is greater.
Who is eligible for Ohio National Guard Compensation for State Active Duty? Ohio National Guard Service members on state active duty are eligible for compensation.

Learn more about Ohio National Guard Compensation for State Active Duty

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD): OOD is a state agency residents with disabilities through employment assistance, disability determinations, and increasing their independence. They help people with disabilities get or keep a job by partnering with businesses, educational programs and non-profit organizations to create customized employment plans for disabled residents.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Fact Sheet

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Leave for Military Duty for Ohio State Employee for Reserve Component Service: State employees receive 176 hours military leave with pay each federal fiscal year. While on paid military leave, employees continue to earn all forms of leave (sick, vacation, and personal).Soldiers standing behind a humvee

If the employee has used all military leave with pay or chooses not to use military leave for an active duty call-up, the employee is authorized to take military leave without pay.

For more information or assistance please call 614-752-5393 or email DASHRD.HRPolicy@das.ohio.gov.

Learn more about Leave for Military Duty for Ohio State Employee for Reserve Component Service

Right of Reinstatement for Ohio State Employee After Reserve Component Service: An employee has the right to be reinstated to the same or similar position if the employee meets the following requirements:

  • Received an honorably discharged or was released from active duty in an honorable status for their period of active duty service

  • Active duty service of less than 30 days - the request for reinstatement must be made immediately after release from active duty

  • Active duty service of 31 to 180 days - Employee has full reinstatement rights after release from active duty if the individual submits a written request for reinstatement within 14 days

  • Active duty service for more than 180 days with no known date of return - The request for reinstatement must be made within 90 days of the employee's release from active duty

For more information or assistance please call 614-752-5393 or email DASHRD.HRPolicy@das.ohio.gov .

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Ohio State Employee May Maintain/Reinstate Health Care Benefits during/ after Military Service: An Ohio State Employee that is called to federal active duty may maintain or reinstate their health care benefits as if they were still at work. If health care benefits are maintained or reinstated the employee must still pay their portion of their health care premiums and the state employer will still be responsible for their share of the health care premiums.

For more information or assistance please call 614-752-5393 or email DASHRD.HRPolicy@das.ohio.gov.

Learn more about how an Ohio State Employee May Maintain / Reinstate Health Care Benefits during/ after Military Service

Ohio State Employee Pay Supplements for Reserve Component Service Members Called to Federal Active Duty: A reserve component Service member that is an Ohio state employee can receive a pay supplement while on a federal active-duty under certain limited conditions.

The pay supplement is the difference between the employee's gross monthly salary as a state employee and their gross military pay and allowances while serving on federal active duty. The pay supplement cannot be more than their state employment salary.
Who is eligible for Ohio State Employee Pay Supplements for Reserve Component Service Members Called to Federal Active Duty?
To be eligible Service members must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be eligible to receive and use military leave with pay

  • Must be ordered to active duty for longer than one month

This statue does not apply to a state-duty call-up.

For more information or assistance please call 614-752-5393 or email DASHRD.HRPolicy@das.ohio.gov.

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Ohio State Employment Veteran Hiring Preference: Veterans can receive 20% added to passing scores on Ohio civil service exam. Current Service members in a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, who complete Initial entry-level training, can receive 15% added to passing scores.
Who is eligible for Ohio State Employment Veteran Hiring Preference? Ohio resident Veterans that are honorably discharged from active duty or transfer to a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, after serving 180 days active duty are eligible for 20% added to their scores.

Current resident Service members in good standing in a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for 15% added to their Scores.

Learn more about Ohio State Employment Veteran Hiring Preference

Ohio Educator Licensing Benefits for Veterans, Service Members and Spouses: The Ohio Department of Education has eliminated fees for educator licenses to recognize the contributions of military Families. The fees for an initial or renewal of an Ohio educator license, permit, or certificate will be waived for candidates who are Veterans, current Service members in the U.S. Armed Forces, (including the National Guard or Reserves), and Spouses of active-duty Service members.

In addition, the Ohio Department of Education offers a streamlined licensing process for educators involved with the military.

  • One-year out-of-state educator license - Incoming licensed teachers from other states - including Service members, Spouses of Service members and Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces – can receive this license soon after applying if they meet all requirements. This license allows someone to teach for a year in Ohio while they are meeting any additional requirements for full licensure.

  • Military extensions to Ohio licenses – Service members in a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces who are called to active duty and have a valid educator license in Ohio, may have their license extended for the duration of their active duty service. Service members must receive an honorable discharge from their period of active duty service to be eligible for an extension.

  • Alternative routes to Ohio licensure - The Ohio Credential Review Board will assist individuals who are pursuing an alternative educator license by considering factors such as successful experience, academic qualifications and professional accomplishments that may serve as a basis for meeting licensure requirements through alternative means.

  • Temporary Military License - Temporary educator licenses may be issued to active duty Service members and/ or their Spouses that are stationed in Ohio and hold a valid (active) out-of-state license. Candidates must be in good standing in the issuing state may teach only the grade levels and subject area(s) listed on the Ohio temporary license.

For more information about military educational license benefits please contact educator.licensure@education.ohio.gov.

Veterans may seek reimbursement for Educator Licensure Tests: The VA offers a reimbursement program for educational expenses, which can include the cost of taking the Ohio Assessments for Educators.

VA Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees

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Ohio Licensed Occupations for Veterans: The Ohio Department of Job and Family offers a guide to help Veterans and their Spouses earn a license or certificate required for a civilian occupation in Ohio. Veterans can input their Military Occupation Specialty or Code (MOS/ MOC) into the Military Occupation to Licensed Occupation Crosswalk and a list of occupations, licensing agencies and websites will populate. Veterans can find more information on how to obtain a state-issued license or certificate and additional benefits offered to Veterans and their Spouses by visiting these websites.

Learn more about Ohio Licensed Occupations for Veterans

Federal Employment Veteran's Hiring Preferences: By Federal law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-Veterans in hiring into the Federal civil service and in retention during reduction in force. Veterans may be entitled to 5 or 10 points included in any scoring process for examination or interviews.

5-point Hiring Preference: Five points are added to the examination score or rating of a Veteran who served:

  • During a war, or

  • During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955, or

  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976, or

  • During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990, through January 2, 1992, or

  • For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010, the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom, or

  • In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal has been authorized. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti, qualifies for preference.

10-point Compensable Disability (CP) Preference: Ten points are added to the examination score or rating of a Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of at least 10% but less than 30%.

10-Point 30% Compensable Disability Preference (CPS): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of a Veteran who served at any time and who has a compensable service-connected disability rating of 30% or more.

10-Point Disability Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of:

  • A Veteran who served at any time and has a present service-connected disability or is receiving compensation, disability retirement benefits, or pension from the military or the VA but does not qualify as a CP or CPS, or

  • A Veteran who received a Purple Heart.

10-Point Derived Preference (XP): Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of Spouses, Surviving Spouses, or Mothers of Veterans. Both a Mother and a Spouse (including Surviving Spouse) may be entitled to preference based on the same Veteran's service if they both meet the requirements. However, neither may receive preference if the Veteran is living and is qualified for Federal employment.

Ten points are added to the passing examination score or rating of the Spouse of a disabled Veteran who is disqualified for a Federal position along the general lines of their usual occupation because of a service-connected disability. Such a disqualification may be presumed when the Veteran is unemployed and

  • Is rated by appropriate military or VA authorities to be 100% disabled and/or unemployable, or

  • Has retired, been separated, or resigned from a civil service position because of a disability that is service-connected in origin, or

  • Has attempted to obtain a civil service position or other position along the lines of their usual occupation and has failed to qualify because of a service-connected disability.

Preference may be allowed in other circumstances but anything less than the above warrants a more careful analysis.

A campaign medal holder or Gulf War Veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980, (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty. The 24-month service requirement does not apply to 10-point preference eligible Veterans separated for disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, or to Veterans separated for hardship or other reasons under Title 10 U.S.C. 1171 or 1173.

Learn more about Federal Employment Veteran's Hiring Preferences

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act: Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA): USERRA protects civilian job rights and benefits for Veterans and members of reserve components. USERRA also protects Service member rights and benefits by clarifying the law, improving enforcement mechanisms, and adding Federal Government employees to those employees already eligible to receive Department of Labor assistance in processing claims.

Soldiers training Absence from Work for Military Duty: USERRA establishes the cumulative length of time that an individual may be absent from work for military duty and retain reemployment rights to five years. Exceptions to the five-year limit, include initial enlistments lasting more than five years, periodic National Guard and Reserve training duty, and involuntary active duty extensions and recalls, especially during a time of national emergency. USERRA establishes that reemployment protection does not depend on the timing, frequency, duration, or nature of an individual's service as long as the basic eligibility criteria are met.

Disability Accommodation: USERRA provides protection for disabled Veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability. Service members recovering from injuries received during service or training may have up to two years from the date of completion of service to return to their jobs or apply for reemployment.

Return to Work without Loss of Seniority: USERRA provides that returning Service members are reemployed in the job that they would have attained had they not been absent for military service, with the same seniority, status and pay, as well as other rights and benefits determined by seniority. USERRA also requires that reasonable efforts (such as training or retraining) be made to enable returning Service members to refresh or upgrade their skills to help them qualify for reemployment. USERRA also provides that while an individual is performing military service, they are deemed to be on a furlough or leave of absence and are entitled to the non-seniority rights accorded other individuals on non-military leaves of absence.

Extension of Health and Pension Plans: Health and pension plan coverage for Service members is provided for by USERRA. Individuals performing military duty of more than 30 days may elect to continue employer sponsored health care for up to 24 months; however, they may be required to pay up to 102% of the full premium. For military service of less than 31 days, health care coverage is provided as if the Service member had remained employed. USERRA clarifies pension plan coverage by making explicit that all pension plans are protected.
Who is eligible for Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act?
Veterans, Reservists, or National Guard members who leave a position for training or active military service are eligible.

The Department of Labor, through the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides assistance to all having claims under USERRA, including Federal and Postal Service employees.
VETS Ohio Regional Office Locations

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Ohio Veteran Career Information Center: The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Veteran Career Information Center offers a complete collection of resources available to military Veterans and their Families searching for employment. In addition, OhioMeansJobs Centers offer priority service to Veterans and U.S. Armed Forces Service members, eligible Spouses and Family caregivers. For more information please fill out the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Veteran Questionnaire and emailing it to ohiovetsfirst@jfs.ohio.gov.

Contact your local OhioMeansJobs Center for more information and specific eligibility requirements.

Learn more about the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Veteran Career Information Center

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What are my Ohio Unemployment Benefits?

Ohio Unemployment Insurance (UI): Ohio's Department of Job and Family Services, Office of Unemployment Compensation administers the UI program, that provides temporary financial assistance to unemployed Ohio workers that lost their job through no fault of their own.

Applicants can file either online at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Unemployment Insurance Portal or by calling 877-644-6562 or TTY 1-614-387-8408, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (excluding holidays).

To file for unemployment benefits, applicants will need:

  • Social Security number

  • Driver's license or state ID number

  • Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address

  • Name, address, telephone number, and dates of employment with each employer during the past 6 weeks of employment

  • Reason for leaving employment from each employer

  • Dependents' names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth

  • If not a U.S. citizen or national, alien registration number and expiration date

  • Regular occupation and job skills

  • For out-of-state employment, worked for the federal government, or are separated from the U.S. Armed Forces, more information is required, including:

    • DD214, member 4 copy (for military service)

    • SF-8 or SF-50 form (for federal government employment)

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Worker’s Guide to Unemployment Insurance

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What are my Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) Military and Veteran Benefits?

Armed Forces Designation on Ohio Driver License or ID Card: The Ohio Department of Public Safety offers an ‘Armed Forces’ emblem on Ohio driver licenses and ID cards to Veterans and Service members of active and reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces. Ohio drivers license with Veteran ID

Applicants may visit any OHIO Deputy Registrar License Agency and must provide their Ohio driver license or ID card and one of the following:

  • DD214

  • Active or retired military ID

  • Veteran ID card

  • Copy of current orders

Learn more about Armed Forces Designation on Ohio Driver License or ID Card

Ohio Military and Veteran Special Vehicle License Plates: Ohio offers 75 distinctive military license plates to honor the service and sacrifice of Veterans, retired Service members, Service members and Family members.

There are no additional fees for these license plates. Some military license plates may be personalized for a $50 fee. Supporting documentation is required to determine eligibility for the desired license plate.
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Fees
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Personalized License Plate Guidelines

OH Honorably discharged Army Honorably Discharged Veteran Plate: Any Veteran with an Honorable Discharge or General (Under Honorable Conditions) Discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces may apply; applicants must complete a Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Form 4705, provide a DD214 or discharge certificate for verification of an honorable discharge. There are no fees for this plate, and it may be personalized.

OH Disabled Veteran plate Disabled Veteran Plate: Any Veteran who has a 100% service-connected disability and/or were awarded funds to purchase or modify a vehicle may apply. Applicants must complete Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Form 4507 and provide a current letter from the VA stating they have a 100% disability rating or awarded funds to purchase or modify a vehicle. There is no fee for this plate and it cannot be personalized.

OH Gold Star family plate Gold Star Family Plate: The Gold Star Family license plate is available to any immediate Family member of a Service member who died in a combat zone while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Immediate Family member is defined as:

  • Spouse

  • Parent

  • Grandparent

  • Sibling

  • Child

Applicants must fill out and submit an Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Form 4635 verifying the relationship to the Service member. Personalized plates are available.

Please go to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Vehicle Registration, Organizational Plates Page then select the Gold Star Family tab for specific information.

OH Medal of Honor Plate Medal of Honor Plate: Recipients of the Medal of Honor are eligible for the Ohio Medal of Honor license plate. Applicants must complete and submit Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle Form 4507, and documentation proving they received the medal. There are no fees for this plate and it cannot be personalized.

OH Purple heart plate Purple Heart Plate: Recipients of the Purple Heart are eligible for the Ohio Purple Heart license plate. Applicants must provide a copy of their DD214 with award indicated or their medal certificate. There are no fees for this plate, it may be personalized.

Learn more about Ohio Military and Veteran Special Vehicle License Plates

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What are my Ohio Military and Veterans Health and Insurance Benefits?

OHIOcares logo OHIOcares: OHIOcares is a collaboration of state and local agencies to support the behavioral health of returning OIF/OEF Veterans, current active National Guard Service members and their Families. This partnership identifies additional community-based resources available to Service members, Veterans and their Families.

OHIOcares is designed to provide seven days a week consultation regarding behavioral health issues or concerns for Ohio National Guard members and their Families. It is staffed by the Ohio National Guard with independently licensed clinicians and should be an integral part of the decision-making process for all behavioral health incidents for active members.

OHIOcares purpose is to enhance the "safety net" community of behavioral health services available for military personnel and their Families and to complement the services available through the VA and Vet Centers with links to county alcohol, drug and mental health boards and behavioral health care providers. Resources can be accessed by calling the non-emergency resource information line at 800-761-0868.

Learn more about OHIOcares

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Life Insurance: The VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to Veterans, active and reserve component Service members and their Families to provide financial security given the extraordinary risks involved in military Service. The VA provides the following life insurance benefit programs:

  • Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)

  • Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI)

  • Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI)

  • Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program (TSGLI)

  • Service-Disabled Veterans’ Life Insurance (S-DVI)

  • Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI).

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Life Insurance

OH National Guard Association logo Ohio National Guard Association, State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI): SSLI is offered through the Ohio National Guard Association. This program is made up of a combination of several voluntary group life insurance policies available to Service members in National Guard. They are designed to help meet the needs of National Guard Service members and their Families.

Key Benefits of the SSLI:

  • Up to $50,000 through a combination of the SSLI plans

  • Every Ohio National Guard Service member is covered with $1,000 SSLI at no cost

  • Coverage available for Spouse and Children

  • Payable in event of death from any cause­

  • Coverage is twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year­

  • No war clause­

  • No aviation exclusion­

  • No hazardous duty or civilian occupation restriction­

Who is eligible for SSLI for National Guard Service Members? National Guard Service members and their dependents are eligible for SSLI coverage.
SSLI Enrollment Form

Learn more about Ohio National Guard Association, State Sponsored Life Insurance

TRICARE Reserve Select Health Insurance: TRICARE Reserve Select is a premium-based plan, available worldwide for Selected Reserve, (Reserve and National Guard) and their Families who meet the following qualifications:

  • Not on active duty orders

  • Not covered under the Transitional Assistance Management Program

  • Not eligible for or enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program or currently covered under FEHB, either under their own eligibility or through a Family member.

The plan provides comprehensive health care coverage when you are not activated and covered by active duty TRICARE benefits.

Learn more about TRICARE Reserve Select Health Insurance

Ohio National Guard Death Benefits: The Ohio National Guard will pay the beneficiaries of a National Guard Service member that dies in an active duty status a $100,000 death benefit.
Who is eligible for the Ohio National Guard Death Benefit? The beneficiaries of an Ohio National Guard Service member who dies while serving on federal or state active duty are eligible for the death benefit.

Learn more about the Ohio National Guard Death Benefit

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What are my Ohio Military and Veteran Parks and Recreation Benefits?

Division of Wildlife logo Ohio Disabled Veteran and Former Prisoner of War (POW), Five Year Free Hunting and Fishing License: Resident former POWs or Veterans that are 100% permanent and totally disabled may apply for a free five year Ohio hunting and fishing license.

This benefit includes the fishing license, hunting license, fur taker permit, deer permit, wild turkey permit, wetlands habitat stamp, or any combination of those licenses.
Who is eligible for the Ohio Disabled Veteran and Former Prisoner of War (POW), Five Year Free Hunting and Fishing License? To be eligible Veterans must meet the following requirements:

  • Lived in Ohio for the last six months

  • Received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Forces

  • Rated by the VA as 100% permanent and totally disabled

  • Receive a pension or compensation from the VA, or

  • Was a former POW and received an honorable discharge.

Learn more about the Ohio Disabled Veteran and Former Prisoner of War, Five Year Free Hunting and Fishing License

Active Duty Military Service Members, Ohio Hunting License Benefits : Ohio resident Service members on active duty, while on leave or furlough are not required to purchase a hunting license, Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp, or fur taker permit. All other licenses and permits are required.

Non-resident Service members on active duty stationed in Ohio, may purchase an Ohio hunting license for resident prices.

Learn more about Active Duty Military Service Members, Ohio Hunting License Benefits

Active Duty Military Service Members, Ohio Fishing License Benefits : Ohio resident Service members on active duty, while on leave or furlough are not required to purchase a fishing license.

Non-resident Service members on active duty stationed in Ohio, may purchase an Ohio fishing license for resident prices.

Learn more about Active Duty Military Service Members, Ohio Fishing License Benefits

Parks and Watercraft logo Free Ohio Registration of Watercraft for Eligible Ohio Veterans: Ohio offers free watercraft registration for Veterans that meet the following requirements:

  • 100% Disabled Veteran – Must provide letter from the VA stating they have a 100% service-connected disability.

  • Medal of Honor Recipient – must provide official documentation they were awarded the Medal of Honor

  • Former Prisoner of War (POW) - Must provide official documentation that they were a former POW and received an honorable discharge, or that they were a former POW and are still currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Learn more about Free Ohio Registration of Watercraft for Eligible Ohio Veterans

Camping Discounts for Military and Veterans at Ohio State Parks: Active military and retired Service members can receive a 10% discount every night of the week for all overnight facilities. There are no restriction on home state for military customers.

Mosquito Lake State Park Free Camping for Former Prisoners of War and 100% Disabled Veterans at Ohio State Parks: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers free camping for resident former Prisoners of War or honorably discharged Veterans with a permanent and total disability, (as determined by the VA). This discount is only for campsites and cannot be used for multiple campsites for same time period.

This discount is only available for reservations made through the call center. Please call 866-644-6727 for reservations.

Learn more about Ohio State Park Benefits for Military and Veterans

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What are the Ohio Military and Veterans Miscellaneous Benefits?

Short Term Financial Assistance for Ohio Veterans and their Families: Each County Veterans Service Office provides short-term financial assistance to Veterans and their Families. The amount and type of assistance varies according to the individual abilities of each county and may be used for payment of rent, mortgage, food, utilities, car payment or insurance.

Contact your local County Veterans Service Office for more information.
Ohio County Veterans Service Office Locations

Learn more about Short Term Financial Assistance for Ohio Veterans and their Families

Ohio Patriot Program for Service members, Veterans, and their Families: The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is proud to offer the following services to Veterans, active and reserve component Service members.

  • Consumer Protection - Provides information to assist Service members and Veterans to better protect themselves from consumer scams

  • Charities – Helps identify Veteran charity scams and can assist when starting a new charitable organization

  • Collections - Can assist with developing payment plans for state debts

  • Legal Assistance for Active Duty and Mobilized Service Members - Free legal services to active duty and mobilized Service members and their Families for various legal issues:

    • Violations of the Service members Civil Relief Act and the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act of 1994

    • Creating wills and powers of attorney

  • Civil Rights - Protects active duty Service members and Veterans from discrimination based on military status in employment, housing, and public accommodations.

  • Identity Theft – Can assist Service members, Veterans, and their Families if they have fallen victim to identity theft, can place an “Active Duty Alert” on their credit report to reduce the risk of identity theft.

Additional Services: In addition to the direct services listed above the Ohio Attorney General’s Office can also assist Service members by providing information about additional resources that may be available, such as:

  • Questions regarding payment of Ohio income taxes while on active duty

  • Questions about utility payments and/or shut off

  • Provide information regarding the law and other helpful resources

  • Report patient abuse or neglect

  • Search for concealed carry instructors

  • Information on bonuses for Veterans.

For more information, please call 800-282-0515.

Learn more about the Ohio Patriot Program for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

Ohio’s Veterans’ Courts: Ohio has special Veterans’ Courts, that emphasize treatment and diversion rather than punishment. The Ohio Department of Veterans Services has established effective working relationships with these courts to assist Veterans involved in the court system. Please contact your local County Veteran Service Officer for more information.
Ohio County Veterans Service Office Locations

Learn more about Ohio’s Veterans’ Courts

Ohio Department of Veterans Services Military Records Office: Veterans can request military records through their County Veterans Service Office. The Ohio Department of Veterans Services maintains service records for Veterans who enlisted from Ohio and wartime bonus records.

To request their records Veterans must submit an Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Request for Military Records to:

Ohio Department of Veterans Services
77 S. High Street, 7th Fl
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: 614-387-7317

For more information call 888-387-6446 or contact the local County Veterans Service Office.
Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Request for Military Records
Ohio County Veterans Service Office Locations

Learn more about the Ohio Department of Veterans Services Military Records Office

Ohio Concealed Carry License Exemption for Active Duty Service Members : Active duty Service members in the U.S. Armed Forces that have documentation of successful firearms training that meets or exceeds the requirement for an Ohio concealed carry license do not need a carry license. Service members are required to carry proof of training and a valid military ID when carrying a weapon.

Learn more about Ohio Concealed Carry License Exemption for Active Duty Service Members

Ohio Veterans Bonus: The Ohio Veterans Bonus program offers a bonus for military service from October 7, 2001, until a date to be determined (compensable period). Eligibility and compensation for the Ohio Veterans Bonus program is based on where and when the Veteran or Service member served during active duty. The following calculations are used to determine the bonus amount:

  • $100 per month, not to exceed $1,000, for service in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001, until a date to be determined

  • $50 per month, not to exceed $500, for service anywhere else in the world during the compensable periods.

Service for a fraction of a month is paid at the rate of 1/30 of the monthly amount for each day of service. Once a Veteran has received $500 for service anywhere in the world, or $1,000 for service in Afghanistan, or the maximum $1,500 bonus, the Veteran is not eligible for additional funds, even if they served in multiple conflicts.
Who is eligible for the Ohio Veterans Bonus? Service members/ Veterans must have served, or they are still serving, for greater than 90 days, on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, (not including active duty for training), during the compensable time period. Some Family members may be eligible for compensation as well.

The Service member/ Veteran eligibility criteria:

  • Served or currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces from Oct 7, 2001 through a date yet to be determined

  • If separated must have received an honorable discharge

  • Ohio resident at the start of active duty service

  • Currently an Ohio resident

  • Has not received a bonus or compensation of a similar nature from another state.

Ohio Veteran Bonus for Service Members Medically Discharged: Medically discharged or retired Veterans who meet the eligibility criteria above are eligible for an in-country bonus of $1,000 regardless of time served in-country and are eligible for anywhere else in the world service at $50 per month, (not including active duty for training), up to $500. To be eligible Veterans must meet the eligibility criteria listed above.

Ohio Veterans Bonus for Family Members of Service Members whose Death IS Attributed to Illness or Injury in Afghanistan: The Family of an eligible Veteran died due to injuries or illness they received in Afghanistan service, may apply for a $5000 bonus in the following order of precedence:

  • Spouse

  • Child/Children

  • Parents, including individuals that were legal guardian of the Service member for at least one year prior to their entry into the U.S. Armed Forces

To be eligible, the Service member must have met eligibility criteria stated above. Family members are not required to live in Ohio.

Ohio Veterans Bonus for Family Members of Service Members whose Death is Not Attributed to Illness or Injury in Afghanistan: The Family of an eligible Veteran whose death was not a result of injuries or illness sustained in Afghanistan, can receive the bonus the Veteran would have received if they were living. Bonuses are awarded in the following order of precedence:

  • Spouse

  • Child/Children

  • Parents, including individuals that were legal guardian of the Service member for at least one year prior to their entry into the U.S. Armed Forces

To be eligible, the Service member or Veteran must meet the eligibility criteria listed above.

Ohio Veterans Bonus for Family Members or Service Members declared a Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA): Service members or Veterans who have been declared a POW/MIA or their Family of a POW/MIA can receive a $5000 bonus. The bonus is awarded in following order of precedence:

  • Spouse

  • Child/Children

  • Parents, including individuals that were legal guardian of the Service member for at least one year prior to their entry into the U.S. Armed Forces

To be eligible, the Service member must have met the eligibility criteria listed above.

To apply applicants can use the online application located at the “Learn more…” link below or they can download the Ohio Veterans Bonus Application and send the completed application and required documents to:

Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Veterans Bonus Program
Post Office Box 373
Sandusky, OH 44871

The Ohio Veterans Bonus is not taxable, bonus recipients do not need to report it as income on either their federal or Ohio income tax return.

For assistance, contact 877-OHIO VET (877-644-6838) or visit the local County Veterans Service Office.
Ohio County Veterans Service Office Locations
Ohio Veterans Bonus Application Instructions and Required Documents
Ohio Veterans Bonus Online Eligibility Tool

Learn more about the Ohio Veterans Bonus

Ohio Housing Finance Authority (OHFA) Ohio Heroes Veteran's Home Loans: The OHFA Ohio Heroes Home Loans offers Ohio residents who serve the public discounted mortgage interest rates.

Applicants can choose to include down payment assistance in their Ohio Heroes loan. Down payment assistance is forgiven after seven years. If home buyers sell or refinance their home within seven years, they must repay all the assistance provided.

person using a cutting torch to cut steel Applicants must purchase a qualifying property that is limited to two acres within a municipal corporation and five acres outside a municipal corporation, unless additional acreage is required by local health or safety code. Qualifying properties include:

  • Existing homes: single-Family homes, conforming condominiums, duplexes, and up to four-unit properties

  • Newly built spec/nearly completed homes: one-unit single-Family homes.

  • Modular homes: one-unit single Family homes

  • Manufactured homes.

Who is eligible for the Ohio Housing Finance Authority, Ohio Heroes Home Loan? To qualify for an OHFA Ohio Heroes Loan applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Has not owned or had an ownership interest in their primary residence in the last three years, (Veterans are exempt from this requirement)

  • Has credit score of 640 or higher, 660 or higher for an FHA Loan

  • Must meet OHFA's income and home purchase price limits

And one of the following:

  • Veteran or Service member in an active or reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces

  • Police or correctional officer

  • Firefighter, emergency medical technician or paramedic

  • Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses (LPN, RN) and STNAS

  • Teachers, (Pre-K through grade 12), Administrators and Counselors

Qualified buyers are required to complete free homebuyer education. Information on OHFA’s streamlined education program is available on their website or, you may complete a course offered by any U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved counseling agency in Ohio.

To determine eligibility, use the OHFA eligibility questionnaire. To start the home buying process contact an OHFA participating lender or call 888-362-6432.

Learn more about Ohio Housing Finance Authority, Ohio Heroes Veteran's Home Loans

Reimbursement of U.S. Veterans Affairs Life Insurance Premiums for Ohio National Guard Service Members: Ohio National Guard Service members that have opted for coverage under the SGLI program can be reimbursed for their premium payments when ordered to state or federal active duty. This does not include Service members performing full-time Ohio National Guard duty or special work.

Learn more about Reimbursement for U.S. Veterans Affairs Life Insurance Premiums for Ohio National Guard Service Members

Ohio State Veterans Homes : Ohio has three Veterans Homes that offer a combination of intermediate care, memory care and skilled nursing care. Each one offers a quality of life which emphasizes privacy, encourages independence, provides comfort and security, and meets social needs.

Ohio Veterans Home The Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown offers 168 beds for nursing home care that that can provide standard care for Veterans who need an intermediate level of care, and memory care for Veterans with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

Sandusky Home The Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky is a 427-bed nursing home facility that offers standard care for Veterans who need an intermediate level of care, and special care for Veterans with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

The Sandusky Domiciliary is for Veterans who need medical care but are capable of living independently. The "Dom", (short for Domiciliary), offers 206 beds, a dining facility, and necessary medical care. Dom residents each have their own room, with cable access, and a shared bath. The wing features two reading lounges, a computer lounge, recreational facilities, clubs and regular and special activities.
Who is eligible for care at Ohio State Veterans Homes: To be eligible for admission, Veterans must meet the following criteria:

  • Resident of Ohio for one year during their lifetime

  • Veteran’s most recent discharge must have been an Honorable Discharge or a General Discharge, Under Honorable Conditions

  • Veteran must have served on active duty (other than for training) during a period of war or declared armed conflict OR have been a recipient of the Purple Heart, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, or the Vietnam Service Medal

  • Veteran’s must have a disability due to disease, wounds or otherwise, by reason of their disability, unable to earn a living.

Ohio Veterans Homes Admission Information and Forms

Learn more about Ohio State Veterans Homes

Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery: The Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery is located in Perkins Township, Sandusky, Ohio. It is also known as The Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Cemetery, and Soldiers' Home Cemetery.

Burial is available to Veterans with active federal military service, their Spouses, and dependent minor Children. Provided at no cost to the Family, a state cemetery burial includes:

  • The gravesite and grave-liner

  • Opening and closing of the grave

  • Headstone or marker

  • Perpetual care as part of a national shrine

  • Burial flag

  • Presidential Memorial Certificate

To be eligible, Family must provide a DD214 to prove the Veteran’s active federal military service. Veterans and Family members should contact their local Ohio County Veterans Service Office for more information and assistance.
Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Military Burial Information
VA National Cemetery, Burial Eligibility Requirements

Learn more about the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery

Ohio National Guard Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program: The Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program is designed to provide information and resources to Ohio National Guard Service members and their Families.

In addition to providing information, the programs provide a platform to meet and relate to other Service members and Families who understand the challenges and experiences of military life and a geographically dispersed force.

Their website provides links to resources in the following areas:

Learn more about Ohio National Guard Family Readiness and Warrior Support Program

Ohio Military Injury Relief Fund (MIRF): MIRF grants a one-time, $500 tax-exempt payment to Service members that were injured or diagnosed with post-traumatic stress that occurred while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, after October 7, 2001. All applicants must be Ohio residents at the time of application. For more information, please call 877-644-6838, option 3.
MIRF Application
MIRF Brochure

Learn more about the Ohio Military Injury Relief Fund

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Ohio

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Ohio: The VA has numerous resources available for Veterans and Family members. Please see the local location listing for your nearest facility.

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facilities in Ohio

Western Reserve National Cemetery U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries in Ohio: The VA National Cemetery Administration maintains five national cemeteries in Ohio. Please see the local location listing for the nearest cemetery.

Learn more about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries in Ohio

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Military Installations in Ohio

Please see the Ohio Military Resource Locator for additional information.

Active

Air Force
Wright-Patterson AFB

National Guard
Ohio National Guard

Ohio Army National Guard

Ohio Air National Guard
180th Fighter Wing
121st Air Refueling Wing
178th Wing
179th Airlift Wing

U.S. Army Reserve (USAR)
88th Readiness Division


Resources

Ohio State Government

Army National Guard

Ohio Department of Higher Education, Opportunities for Veterans and Service Members

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Facility Directory Ohio

Ohio Means Jobs, Military Service Career Center

FEDSHIREVETS, Veterans Preference

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Ohio Department of Taxation

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Veterans Benefits

Ohio Department of Veterans Services, Veterans Benefits Resource Guide

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Revised Code

Ohio Legislative Service Commission

U.S. Department of Labor, Veteran's Employment and Career Transition Advisor

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Document Review Date: 22 July 2021