Military Injury Relief Fund

The Military Injury Relief Fund fund grants a one-time, tax-exempt monetary payment to military service members injured in active service as a member of the armed forces of the United States while serving after October 7, 2001, and to individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress while serving after October 7, 2001.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Documentation of the awarding of the Purple Heart in accordance with Title 10, Ch.57 of the U.S. Code, Ch.32 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and other applicable federal laws.
  • Documentation of the combat-related injury and documentation showing that this injury resulted in awarding of a Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB), Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), or Combat Action Badge (CAB) or its equivalent.
  • Documentation of a combat-related injury not covered above, primarily including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, injury caused by detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED), or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Documentation of PTSD must include medical diagnosis.

Location in Ohio Law: Ohio Revised Code 5902.05

Contact: Applications can be completed at each of the 88 County Veterans Service Offices.

Call 877-OHIO-VET (877-644-6838), select option 2