If you are a veteran living in Ohio’s 8th Congressional District, Congressman Boehner and his staff are here to provide assistance with any federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Whether you’re looking for more information about veterans’ benefits or are having an issue or time delay with a benefit claim or an appeal, our office stands ready to assist you. If you would like our office to help with a matter involving the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, please print out this Authorization Form or contact one of our offices.
PLEASE NOTE: Congressman Boehner can only ask that an agency review a decision or expedite the decision-making process. Please be aware that although a United States Congressman does have authority in legislative matters, the power to change decisions made by a government agency lies within the executive branch of government.
If your question is not answered below, please do not hesitate to contact one of our offices by CLICKING HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions:
A: If you’re a constituent of Ohio’s 8th Congressional District and are having issues or time delays with a compensation, pension, and/or survivor benefit claim or an appeal that you’ve submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, our office may be able to help. Here’s what you can do next to see if we can help get your VA claim or appeal processed faster:
A: According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, medals awarded while in active service are issued by each military service department if requested by the Veteran or his or her next of kin. Requests for replacement medals, decorations, and awards should be directed to the branch of the military in which the Veteran served. IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES OBTAINING YOUR OR A LOVED ONE’S MEDAL(S), PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE TO SEE IF OUR CASEWORK TEAM CAN HELP.
A: Every county in Ohio has a Veterans Service Commission that provides assistance with filing a claim for benefits, provides free transportation to scheduled VA medical appointments and financial services to eligible veterans. Please contact the service commission in your county or CLICK HERE for a statewide list including addresses.
A: The Ohio Department of Veterans Services (DVS) provides veterans of Ohio with important information related to state benefits for veterans as well as maintains two of the largest veterans’ homes in the United States. CLICK HERE to visit the Department of Veterans Services website for information pertaining to state benefits and programs for veterans.