The Morrow County Veterans Service Commission provides transportation for veterans to the Columbus VA Medical Center (Chalmers P. Wylie) as well as the Marion VA CBOC.
If you are using our transportation service, you cannot collect travel pay from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Federal Government will consider this fraud and may prosecute.
Each veteran in need of a companion to travel to the appointment is allowed to do so provided it is medically necessary with written notice from the VA clinic or doctor.
We are available to provide transportation to the Columbus VA Medical Center Monday through Thursday (except for holidays or during Level 3 snow conditions). We ask that you schedule your VA medical appointment in the morning so we may be able to accommodate as many veterans as possible.
Please call our office to reserve your seat at least 24 hrs in advance at 419-946-1914.
Emergency Financial Assistance
The purpose of emergency financial assistance is to provide temporary financial aid to those who make a conscientious effort to find a permanent solution to their financial problems. Assistance will only be given to those who have a legitimate emergency or hardship as determined by the Veterans Service Commission, and meet the eligibility requirements established by the Ohio Revised Code. It is our intention to assist veterans and their dependents on a short term basis until a permanent solution to their difficulties can be arranged.
Section 5901.08 of the Ohio Revised Code establishes eligibility for financial assistance from county veteran service commissions. To qualify for assistance, an applicant must demonstrate financial need and unexpected hardship. Additionally, the applicant must be a veteran, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States, or the spouse, surviving spouse (widow/widower), dependent parent, minor child, or ward of a veteran or active duty member of the Armed Forces of the U.S.
Applicants must have been a resident of Morrow County for at least three (3) months prior to the date of application.