Our mission is to serve our
county’s veterans and their families with dignity and compassion and be their
advocate in ensuring that they receive appropriate services, benefits and
entitlement under Title 59 (Ohio Revised Code) in recognition of their service
to this Nation.
Who We Are
In 1886, the Ohio Legislature passed an act establishing the Soldiers’ and
Sailors’ Relief Commission for the purpose of assisting Honorably Discharged
Veterans And their minor children, spouses, and widows who have met with an
unexpected hardship resulting from lack of employment, illness, or injury.
On May 19, 1986 the Soldiers’ and
Sailors’ Relief Commission was renamed the Veterans Service Commission
(VSC). Each of the 88 counties in Ohio has a VSC and each consists of a
board of five honorably discharged veterans who are appointed by the judges of
the Court of Common Pleas. Their main objective is to administer programs
for their veterans within the county. In Muskingum County, the Commission
meets on the last Thursday of the month. Each Board member holds the
position on the board for five years.
The Muskingum County Department of Veterans Services is legislated by the State
of Ohio under the Ohio Revised Code, ORC 5901 and is funded by Muskingum County
property taxes. We have three accredited Veterans Services Officers and a
Transportation Coordinator who are all veterans of active duty service.
The Muskingum County Department of Veterans Services is NOT a branch of the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We do not approve or deny VA