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 reconstruction was well along, the Ohio Legislature enacted 83 Ohio Law 232. This law provided for a Soldier’s Relief Commission of three members to be appointed for each of the 88 counties in the state. The state legislature has seen 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 the needs of Ohio veterans, with little change. Each Soldier’s Relief Commission, acting as a separate entity.


Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. EST, with the exception of January this year (2019). If a holiday falls on Monday the week of the meeting or the Friday before the meeting then the meeting will be moved to Wednesday. This year that happens in February, September, October and December. Please note: Due to end of the year deadlines in the County Budget Department there will be one meeting in December.


JANUARY          Tuesday 8th
                            Wednesday 23rd  

FEBRUARY        Tuesday 5th
                            Wednesday 20th

MARCH              Tuesday 5th
                            Tuesday 19th

APRIL                 Tuesday 2nd 
                            Tuesday 16th 

MAY                    Tuesday 7th
                             Tuesday 21st 

JUNE                   Tuesday 4th 
                             Tuesday 18th 

JULY                    Tuesday 2nd 
                             Tuesday 16th 

AUGUST             Tuesday 6th
                             Tuesday 20th

SEPTEMBER       Wednesday 4th 
                              Tuesday 17th

OCTOBER            Tuesday 1st
                              Tuesday 16th

NOVEMBER        Tuesday 5th
                             Tuesday 19th

DECEMBER         Tuesday 4th (tentatively)