Assistance will be given only to those veterans (“Veteran” as defined by Ohio Revised Code) who have a documented emergency, as determined by the Veterans Service Commission, and who are otherwise eligible under the Ohio Revised Code, Section 5901(B).
If all the requirements are met for emergency assistance, you would be eligible for no more than (6) assists in 5 years.
No assistance will be provided unless all requested documentation is supplied. No assistance beyond the guidelines will be available without documented Extenuating Circumstances and the approval of the Commission’s Director’s and or the Board of Commissioners.
The Lucas County VSC takes each emergency request very seriously and we strive to complete your request in the fastest most efficient process. Because of this, it is our policy that All Emergency financial assistance appointments that need to be rescheduled by the veteran MUST be rescheduled prior to 24 hours in advance. Anyone failing to do so is subject to a 30 Day wait period.
To be eligible for assistance (including food vouchers) Maximum Gross Household Income must be equal to or less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the current year:
No cash assistance will be given. All Financial Assistance will be made by Auditor’s Voucher directly to
the Landlord, Lending Institution, or Vendor.
Emergency Assistance can be provided a maximum of (3) times in any rolling 12 month period. Once (3)
assists have been provided there will be a 12 month waiting period prior to any further assistance.
Lost Food Vouchers will not be replaced. A valid, Photo ID must be presented before any assistance is given. Failure to follow the directions of the Board of the Lucas County Veterans Service Commission or its representatives, failure to provide proper documentation, refusal to sign forms requested, or failure to participate in any counseling plan that has been agreed to will result in the denial of any future assistance. By signing below, the applicant acknowledges understanding of these Guidelines and further acknowledges that any form of fraud or misrepresentation that might be uncovered during the course of the investigation of the application for Financial Assistance or any misuse of funds or food provided by the Veterans Service Commission will result in denial of all future requests for assistance until such time as those sums that were fraudulently obtained are repaid to the Lucas County General Fund.