Lorain County Veterans Service Commission (LCVSC) is dedicated to delivering the finest quality of service to our Veterans, their dependents and their survivors.

LCVSC is a county agency funded by Lorain County taxes. The Commission works closely with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Department of Human Services, Social Security Administration, and various other Federal, State and local agencies.


In May 1886, after the Civil War was over and the US was in the period of reconstruction, the Ohio Legislature created the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Relief Commission. The state legislature has felt a need to repay the debt owed Ohio’s Civil War veterans along with concerns for their families formulated this set of laws to provide financial assistance for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and their dependents or survivors.

The Soldier’s Relief Commission functioned for nearly sixty years, providing for Ohio veterans’ needs, with little change. Each Soldier’s Relief Commission, acting as a separate entity.


Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in 2021 (except in July, where we will only have one meeting) at 9:00 a.m. EST. All meetings will be located at the LCVSC office 1230 N Abbe Road Elyria, Ohio, and start at 9 am unless other changed by the President of the LCVCS.



January-               6th   and  20th

February-            3rd   and  17th

March-                 3rd   and 17th

April-                  7th    and 21st

May-                     5th and 19th

June-                    2nd and 16th

July-                           21st

August-                4th and 18th

September-        1st  and 15th

October-             6th and 20th

November-        3rd and 17th

December-         1st and 15th if needed