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State Services

 

License Tags and Drivers License

 

Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles has many military/veteran license plates available to eligible veterans. Please visit the below sites to review what is available and how to obtain them.
Special License Plates: http://www.bmv.ohio.gov/special_plates.stm
Disability License Plates: http://publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/bmv4507.pdf

 

Drivers License fees are waived for veterans determined to be 100% total and permanently disabled.

 

 

Hunting & Fishing Licenses

 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers the following benefits to qualifying veterans:

 

 Free Hunting License

100% disabled veterans (most benefits apply if veteran is permanently & totally disabled per the VA) & former POW are eligible.

For more information call 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543)
or visit http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/DNR%209032-B.pdf

 

Free Fishing License

100% disabled veterans (most benefits apply if veteran is permanently & totally disabled per the VA) & former POW are eligible.

For more information call 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543)
or visit http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/DNR%209032-B.pdf

  

Free Registration of Watercraft

100% disabled veterans (most benefits apply if veteran is permanently & totally disabled per the VA) & former POW and Medal of Honor Recipients are eligible.

For more information call 1-877-426-2837

 

 Free Camping at Ohio State Parks

100% disabled veterans (most benefits apply if veteran is permanently & totally disabled per the VA) & former POW are eligible.

 For more information call 1- 877-426-2837

http://ohiodnr.com/camps/discounts/tabid/205/default.aspx

 

State Veterans Home

 

The  State of Ohio operates two veterans facilities, a home located in Sandusky, Ohio (approximately 60 miles west of Cleveland) and a home located in Georgetown, Ohio (approximately 45 miles east of Cincinnati). The Georgetown Home is a licensed nursing home providing two levels of nursing care – standard care and special care (Alzheimer/ Dementia). The Sandusky Home, in addition to offering standard care and special care in its licensed nursing home, also offers Veterans Hall (DOM), a domiciliary for those who are able to function in an independent living situation, and DOM+ for those requiring very limited assistance (supervised care) but who do not require the level of care provided to nursing home residents.

Our office can help veterans apply to the Ohio Veterans Home.  You may also get more information from the Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs website, http://dvs.ohio.gov/veterans_homes.aspx .

 

Employment assistance

 

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services operates a “One-Stop Office” located downtown Zanesville and is designed to assist job seekers, employers and youth with a wide range of workforce-related services. Every One-Stop office offers job search assistance, employee recruitment, job training, and much, much more.  A Veterans Representative is assigned to the One-Stop Office to specifically address the employment needs of veterans.  The VetRep can be reached at 740-454-6211.

 

Other useful links for employment assistance:

 

Troops To Teachers Program 
http://dvs.ohio.gov/veterans_education/troops_to_teachers.aspx

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services 
http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/veterans/

Federal Career Website for Hiring Veterans - Vets First 
http://www.hirevetsfirst.gov/

State Job Search 
http://careers.ohio.gov/

AMVETS Career Centers 
http://www.amvetscareercenter.org/

Helmets to Hardhats 
http://info.helmetstohardhats.org/content/index.jsp

Troops to Teachers (National) 
http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dantes_web/troopstoteachers/index.asp

Veteran Employer Issues (ESGR) 
http://www.esgr.org/

Department of Labor – Veterans
http://www.dol.gov/vets/

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
http://www.osc.gov/userra.htm

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Human Resources & Labor Relations
http://www1.va.gov/ohrm/

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Jobs
http://www.va.gov/JOBS/index.asp#

U.S. Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/hiring/veterans.htm

 

Military Injury Relief Fund

 

The Military Injury Relief Fund (MIRF) grants money to individuals injured while in active service as a member of the armed forces of the United States and while serving under Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.  To be eligible the service member must have proof of injury (injury must have occurred while serving under OIF or OEF).  MIRF is exempt from Federal Taxation and, effective August 21, 2008, is exempt from State Taxation. Eligible Service Members / Veterans may apply EACH fiscal year (July 1-Jun 30).  We have the applications in our office and can assist veterans in applying for this grant.

 

Ohio War Bonus

 

The Ohio Veterans Bonus is available to veterans who served more than 90 days active duty, not for training, during the periods of the Persian Gulf War and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. For the Persian Gulf, the period is from Aug 2, 1990 through Mar 3, 1991; for Afghanistan, from Oct. 7, 2001 through a date to be determined by the President, and for Iraq, from March 19, 2003 and also through a to-be-determined date. Payment can be received for active duty service anywhere in the world during these periods, but is higher for veterans who served in the Persian Gulf or in Afghanistan or Iraq. Eligible veterans must have been Ohio residents at the time of their entry into the service, and must be Ohio residents currently.

The bonus pays $100 a month to veterans who served in the Persian Gulf theater, or in the countries of Afghanistan or Iraq, up to a maximum of $1,000. For veterans who served elsewhere, the payment is $50 a month up to a $500 maximum. Veterans medically discharged as a result of combat service can receive $1,000, regardless of how much time they spent in combat, plus up to $500 for months of service elsewhere. Family members of those killed in action or who died from disease as a result of their in-theater service can receive a bonus of $5,000 plus whatever the service member was eligible for, up to a total of $6,500. 

Veterans needing more information or who want to apply can call toll-free to 1-877-OHIO VET (1-877-644-6838) option 2, visit www.veteransbonus.ohio.gov, or can stop by our office and we will help with the application process.