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Eligibility How To Apply Resources | Policies & Procedures  | Forms 

 

The Thurston County Veteransí Assistance Fund helps eligible veterans or family members with  rent, mortgage, power, water, garbage, food, bus passes and burial. 

Eligibility:

  • Honorably discharged veteran or eligible family member of a veteran who meets the definition of veteran as defined by law.
  • Resident of Washington State for at least six months immediately prior to application.
  • Resident of Thurston County for at least 31 days immediately prior to application.  
  • Income eligible.
  • Able to provide documentation proving eligibility including verification of need.

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How to Apply:  

Telephone the Veteransí Assistance Fund to schedule an eligibility appointment and find out what documents to bring to the appointment. 

Examples of documentation needed to prove eligibility: One (1) item from each of the five categories listed below, unless otherwise stated, are needed to prove eligibility for assistance.

   VETERAN   

  • DD214
  • NGB Form 22
  • Discharge Orders and Certificate

  WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENT-AT LEAST SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO APPLICATION 

  • Washington State driver's license or identification issued over six months ago.
  • Utilized Veteransí Assistance Fund previous year.
  • Utility bill from over six months ago.
  • Mail from an official government source dated over six months ago.
  • Homeless shelter verification.

  THURSTON COUNTY RESIDENT-AT LEAST 31 DAYS PRIOR TO APPLICATION

  • Washington State Driver's License or Identification issued over 31-days ago.
  • Utility or other bill.
  • Mail from an official government source.
  • Homeless shelter verification.

  FAMILY SIZE

  • Spouse or domestic partner - license or certificate.
  • Dependent children of veteran, under 18 years of age - birth certificate.
  • Surviving spouse or surviving domestic partner - license or certificate & death certificate.

  INCOME-EXAMPLES

  • Pay stubs from last 31 days.
  • Current year award letter from government programs.
  • Unemployment record.
  • DSHS grant verification.
  • Any other sources of funds coming into the household.

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Resources

THURSTON COUNTY

Click Here...To view the Thurston County Veterans' Resource Guide [PDF] *Updated

Federal Services

US Department of Veterans Affairs
Benefits Information
1-800-827-1000
 
Puget Sound Health Care System
Homeless Care Line 253-583-2825
American Lake 1-800-329-8387
To arrange transportation to American Lake and Seattle VA HospitalóDAV Van
1-800-329-8387 *71343 
DD Form 214 Application
To apply for a copy of the DD214 visit: 
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
Olympia Service Center

1102 Quince St SE
1-800-562-2308
360-725-2200 (local)
Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Homes Admission and Information
1-877-838-7787
 
Work Source - Local Veterans Employment Representative
360-570-4258

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Policies & Procedures

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Forms

For your convenience, below is an application for assistance form that can be printed and completed in advance in preparation for your appointment with veterans' assistance staff:

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For an appointment

Call
(360) 867-2625
TDD:  1-800-658-6384


Appointments are normally scheduled for:
Monday - Friday
8:00AM-12:00PM

at
Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department
412 Lilly Rd. NE
Olympia, WA  98506-5132

Directions

resources
Veterans' Resource Guide
[PDF]
ADVISORY BOARD
forms
publications
CONTACTS

Linda Loyle

Program Manager

(360) 867-2625

E-mail

This page last updated: 12/17/14