military benefits Wellington, OH

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

Our VSO’s hold accreditation through the Ohio Department of Veterans Services and the National Association of Veterans Service Officers.

Services include processing claims for:
Non-service Connected Pension for Wartime Veterans, to include Survivors Pension, and Aid & Attendance/Housebound PensionService Connected Compensation, Ohio War Orphans Scholarship, Notice of Disagreements and Appeals to name a few.

VSO’s also submit applications for:
Military Awards and MedalsHigh School Diploma for War-time Vets, Upgrading Discharges, Request Vets Discharge (DD214) and various records as needed.

Benefits may also include but are not limited to:
Burial BenefitsEducation Benefits and VA Home Loans

“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

Tom Blackburn, U.S. Navy
Service Officer
440-328-2136
tblackburn@loraincounty.us

Haungel Bonds, U.S. Marine Corps
Service Officer
440-328-2347
hbonds@loraincounty.us