Veterans Resources: Past & Present Service Members

 

 

BUDGETING:
Creating a Spending Plan

SAVING:
Planning the Expected & Unexpected

 

BORROWING
How to Finance Wisely

RETIREMENT
Securing Your Future

VETERANS RESOURCES
Past & Present Service Members



Through their selfless commitment to serving others, our military veterans and service members have helped to make the freedoms of American life possible. The following resources are meant to assist past and present members of the military and their families to better navigate and access important information and services. 

 

Resources

Contact information for local offices across Ohio’s 88 counties. By contacting your county veterans service office, you can learn more about financial assistance, helpful resources, and referrals to other area and non-profit services. 

America Saves

A series of resources for building an emergency fund, saving for retirement, investing, preparing for large and planned purchases, paying off debt, and other ways to improve and stabilize household finances.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Information to help servicemembers and their families reduce debt, create budgets, protect identities, and learn about other financial topics.

OSU Extension

Many of Ohio’s county OSU Extension offices provide Healthy Finances programming, which may be applicable for both youth and adults. Programs are county-specific and include instruction and empowerment efforts related to one-on-one financial coaching, homebuying and homeownership counseling (HUD approved) courses, and group money courses that provide education on other personal finance topics.

*Note: Not all counties offer these services. Please use the following directory to contact your county office about available programming -- https://extension.osu.edu/lao#county

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Provides the various benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including disability compensation, housing assistance, and vocational rehabilitation.

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

Grants a single, tax-exempt payment to service members injured or diagnosed with post-traumatic stress following active service after October 7, 2001.

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

Helpful information and tools aimed at assisting veterans as they transition to civilian life.

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Provides veterans, active military, and reserves with all the benefits of OHFA’s first-time homebuyer program at a lower interest rate.

Helps veterans and their families avoid foreclosure when dealing with a loss of income. Assistance includes rescue payment assistance, assistance in modifying loans, and other transitional assistance.

Ohio Treasurer

Empowers eligible individuals with disabilities and their families to save, invest and spend money without losing access to certain healthcare benefits.  Confirm individual eligibility before signing up for an account.