The Ohio Department of Veterans Services is the administrative department of the Ohio state government responsible for identifying, connecting with, and advocating for veterans and their families. ODVS is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The Director of Veterans Services is part of the Governor’s Cabinet.
If you’re transitioning to civilian life or you have previously separated from service, Ohio offers many benefits designed to assist you and your family. Check out the Career Information Center for quick access to information on how Ohio is working to provide you credit for your military training and experience.
Ohio offers many services and supports for veterans and their families. Our 88 local County Veterans Service Offices (CVSOs) stand ready to assist veterans and their families in applying for the benefits they earned with their service in the United States Military. Download the Ohio Veterans Benefits Guide (PDF Format)
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a
broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are codified in Title 38
of the United States Code. This booklet contains a brief overview of
the most commonly sought information concerning Veterans benefits
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a federal Cabinet-level agency that provides near-comprehensive healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country; several non-healthcare benefits including disability compensation, vocational rehabilitation, education assistance, home loans, and life insurance; and provides burial and memorial benefits to eligible veterans and family members at 135 national cemeteries.
About My HealtheVet offers you tips and tools to help you partner with your health care team, so together you may work to manage your health. Here you may find useful resources when you need them. The support tools are designed to enrich your experience with My HealtheVet and help you make informed decisions.
Military personnel records can include DD 214s/Separation Documents, service personnel records found within the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), and medical Records. Military personnel records can be used for proving military service or as a valuable tool in genealogical research.