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Our main office is located at 3326 Belmont Street in Bellaire, OH and we also operate a satellite office at 114 S. Chestnut St., Barnesville, OH.
The office staff of the Belmont County Veterans Service Office is here to assist veterans and widows of veterans. Here is just a little of what we do.
VA Claims - The Belmont County Veterans Service Office can help fill out the proper paperwork needed to receive your benefits including enrollment in VA Health Care, Disability Benefits Service Connected Compensation Claims, Non-Service Connected Compensation Claims, Dependents and Survivors Benefits, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation Death Pension, Education and Training, Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance, Home Loan Guarantee.
Financial Assistance - BCVSO can provide financial assistance to eligible veterans and their dependents, who are residents of Belmont County, have been living here at least 90 days, and were discharged from active duty under honorable conditions. The veteran must have a copy of his/her DD214 or equivalent to determine eligibility. The following is a list of what we need to provide financial assistance: DD214, a copy of all utility/medical bills, three rent/mortgage receipts, proof of household income (at least three pay stubs or VA/Social Security award letter). If you are requesting payment of a utility bill we must have the original bill, name, date of birth, and social security number of all dependents or people living in your household. The income thresholds for a single veteran or surviving spouse is $1,428.29 a month; $1,870.48 for a veteran or surviving spouse with one dependent. For each additional dependent, add $243.96 to the income limit.
Transportation – BCVSO runs two vans to Pittsburgh VAMC daily. Transportation is by appointment only and is for Belmont County veterans only. No guests are permitted on the vans. Pick up points for transportation are: Bellaire – Kroger Parking Lot at 5:30 a.m.. St. Clairsville-Riesbecks Parking Lot, 6 a.m. and Bridgeport-Riesbecks Parking Lot at 6:15 a.m.The second van uses the same pick up locations. The times are Bellaire – 8:30 a.m.; St. Clairsville – 9 a.m. and Bridgeport – 9:15 a.m.
Chaperones or escorts are no longer permitted on the regular vans. Escorts are only permitted for veterans who are having surgery that requires sedation. A special van will be used. The office must be notified two-weeks in advance and there must be a note from the doctor detailing the exact reason for the need to have an escort.
The Belmont County Veterans Office will provide a free flag case and flag holder to the families of deceased Belmont County Veterans. We will also provide them to the families of Belmont County veterans buried in other cemetery not located in Belmont County.
Belmont County Veterans Service Office
Main Office - 3326 Belmont St., Bellaire, OH 43906
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
740-325-1042 • Fax 740-325-1246
Satellite Office - 114 S. Chestnut St., Barnesville, OH 43713
740-619-0326 • Fax 740-619-0158
© 2013-2015 Belmont County Veterans Service Commission
• The Belmont County Veterans Service Office will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no transportation on these dates.
The main office in Bellaire is now closing for lunch, from noon until 1 p.m. through Dec. 31. There will be no early van on Dec. 18, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. There will be no second van running on Dec. 18 through Dec. 31.