Veteran Services

The Veteran’s Service Office’s mission is to advise and assist present and former members of the Armed Forces of the United States, veterans, and their spouses, surviving spouses, children, parents, and dependents in presenting claims or obtaining rights or benefits under any law of the United States or of the State of Ohio.

The Veterans’ Service Office is a county agency dedicated to aiding veterans in times of need. We provide the following services:

* Emergency financial assistance to eligible veterans and family members who have demonstrated a need.

* Assistance when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Veterans’ Service Office represents and assists veterans, spouses, dependent children, surviving widows and parents of deceased veterans entitled to DIC, when they apply to the VA for benefits.

* Transportation to the Dayton VA Medical Center.

Ohio Revised Code 5901 provides for the establishment of a Veterans Service Commission in each county throughout the state. The Court of Common Pleas appoints the five members of the Commission which makes policies, rules and regulations in order to implement the law. Each person on the commission shall be an honorably discharged or honorably separated veteran. One person shall be a representative recommended by the American Legion; one person shall be a representative recommended by the Veterans of Foreign Wars; one person shall be a representative recommended by the Disabled American Veterans; one person shall be a representative recommended by the AMVETS; one person shall be a representative recommended by the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A., the Vietnam Veterans of America, or Korean War Veterans.

Ohio is the only state that provides such comprehensive support and services to its veterans. Each of the 88 counties in Ohio has a board of five appointed commissioners who administer the program for their respective county.

Contact Information
Veteran Serives is located at 611 Wagner Ave, Greenville

Thomas Pitman, USAF Retired
Department Head/Services Director
937-548-5305 – tpitman@co.darke.oh.us

darkecountyveterans.org