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Veteran's Services

Mission

The purpose of the Veteran Services Group is to provide financial hardship and support services to Wayne County honorably discharged veterans and their families so they can meet their basic needs.

Programs

  • Veteran Financial Hardship Services
    The purpose of the Veteran Financial Hardship Services Program is to provide temporary emergency financial assistance to Wayne County honorably discharged indigent wartime veterans, their spouses, and dependant children so they can meet their immediate needs.

  • Veteran Support Services
    The purpose of the Veteran Support Services Program is to provide burial assistance, job referrals, and Veterans Administration compensation/disability applications services to Wayne County eligible veterans and their families will apply for assistance so they can receive additional benefits and secure employment.

Wayne County Veteran Services Division provides assistance with funeral expenses. Those veterans and spouses with assets less than $40,000 excluding the family residence, are eligible.

The veteran must have received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Armed Forces, with at least 90 days of recognized war time service. Spouses of veterans are not eligible for government marker.

The county of Wayne will provide up to $1000.00 toward burial benefits and $50.00 toward the cost of installing a Government Marker.

The Following documentation is required at time of application:

  1. Military Discharge [DD-214]
  2. Certified Death Certificate
  3. Itemized Funeral Bill
  4. Proof of Marriage
  5. Complete Information Regarding Assets

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Both applications must be completed by claimant within two [2] years from the date of death. To expedite time you should call in advance and schedule an appointment. No mail-in applications are accepted.

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