VA CLAIMS ASSISTANCE and BENEFITS INFORMATION

Our Veterans Service Officers (VSO’s) serve as a liaison to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) They advise and assist Veterans and family members of their rights and/or obtaining possible benefits through the VA, the State of Ohio and Lorain County.

All of our VSO’s hold accreditation through the Ohio Department of Veterans Services http://dvs.ohio.gov/main/home.html  and National Association of Veterans Service Officers.

 

Services include processing claims for:

Service-connected disability https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/

Non-service Connected Pension for Wartime Veterans, http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/vetpen.asp

Survivors Pension, http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/spousepen.asp

Aid & Attendance/Housebound Pension, http://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/aid_attendance_housebound.asp

Service Connected Compensation, http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/index.asp

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship, https://veteransbonus.ohio.gov/odvs_web/

Notice of Disagreements and Appeals to name a few.

 

VSO’s also submit an application for:

Military Awards and Medals, https://www.archives.gov/veterans/replace-medals

High School Diploma for War-time Vets,

Upgrading Discharges,

Request Vets Discharge (DD214) https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records and various records as needed.

 

Benefits may also include but are not limited to:

Burial Benefits https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/index.asp

Education Benefits http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

VA Home Loan http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/index.asp

 

“PLEASE CALL ONE OF OUR VETERANS SERVICE OFFICERS FOR BENEFITS AND CLAIMS INFORMATION AND/OR TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT”

 

VETERANS SERVICE OFFICERS:

Yolanda Bond, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Service Officer

440.284.4641

ybond@loraincounty.us

 

Doug Bankston, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

Service Officer

440.284.4302

dbankston@loraincounty.us

 

Haungel Bonds, U.S. Marine Corps

Service Officer

440.328.2347

hbonds@loraincounty.us