Federal Benefits

Health Care

Focusing on treating Veterans through health promotion and disease prevention, VA provides comprehensive, seamless health care and social services for Veterans across Northeast Ohio.

VA provides a number of health care services.

  • Hospital, outpatient medical, dental, pharmacy and prosthetic services
  • Domiciliary, nursing home, and community based residential care
  • Sexual trauma counseling
  • Specialized health care for women veterans
  • Health and rehabilitation programs for homeless veterans
  • Readjustment counseling
  • Alcohol and drug dependency treatment
  • Medical evaluation for disorders associated with military service in the Gulf War, or exposure to Agent Orange, radiation, and other environmental hazards

Burials & Memorials

 There are several ways deceased veterans can be honored. This includes military funeral honors, burial allowances, headstones and markers, burial flags, and, for eligible Sailors and Marines, burial at sea.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implemented the pre-need burial eligibility determination program to assist anyone who would like to know if they are eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery. VA is promoting pre-need eligibility determinations to encourage Veterans and their eligible family members to plan in advance to use VA burial benefits that Veterans have earned through their military service. Planning in advance for a Veteran’s or loved-one’s final resting place can eliminate unnecessary delays and reduce stress on a family at a difficult time. Veteran families will have increased confidence that their loved ones are eligible for burial in a VA national cemetery at their time of need.

Record Request

 The Crawford County Recorder’s Office encourages veterans to have their important military discharge documents recorded with our office for safekeeping. If the original is ever lost, damaged, or destroyed, certified copies can always be retrieved from our office. Original documents or Veterans Administration certified copies of discharge records, also known as a DD214, are accepted for filling Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. After recording, you will receive a certified copy along with your original document returned. The Crawford County Recorder’s Office has a one day turnaround time.

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