Ohio veterans of all eras have earned a number of federal and state benefits. Veterans may qualify for a number of other benefits ranging from health care, compensation for injuries and illness, home loans and education to direct financial assistance, special license plates and the Ohio Veterans Homes. Please visit your county veteran`s service office and find out what you`re eligible for. For more information, call 1-877-OHIO VET (1-877-644-6838), or visit www.dvs.ohio.gov.
Veterans can receive various levels of nursing home benefits, depending on the nature of disability or illness.
- Those with service-connected disabilities or illnesses get first priority and the care is free. Care can be received in a Veterans Affairs (VA) facility or a private nursing home at VA expense.
- Veterans with disabilities or illnesses which are not connected to armed service can receive care in a VA facility if space and resources permit. Those with a specific income level must pay a deductible and a co-payment.
Veterans` health benefits are subject to change. For more information contact your local VA office or medical center by calling 800-827-1000.