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Debra S. Cook

Office hours
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday - Friday
Please call for an Appointment

393 16th Street SW
PO Box 807
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
* Please call and do not use GPS for directions

Phone: (330) 339-1163
Fax: (330) 339-1855

Tuscarawas County
Veteran Services

The Veterans Service Office is a county agency dedicated to helping veterans, and/or dependents of veterans, and active duty members of the armed forces in obtaining benefits and entitlements from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). A veterans service office is the liaison between the veterans and/or dependant and the DVA.

Tuscarawas County Veterans Service Commission Members

Jack A. Everett President Veterans of Foreign Wars
Patrick L. Walker V-President Vietnam Veterans of America
Patrick L. Walker Secretary Vietnam Veterans of America
David Fockler Member At Large
Jeffrey Schrock Member American Legion
Roger A. Strawser Member Amvets

Service Office Personnel

Debra S. Cook Director, County Veterans Service Officer
Jason Thornton  County Veterans Service Officer
James S. Thornton  County Veterans Service Officer
Holly Lane Financial Assistance Administrator
Bernadette Noel Administrative Assistant


Jerry J Murphy  Driver
Ray Miles  Driver
Phillip Whitten  Driver

Services Offered

Counseling with Veterans and/or Dependants to Determine eligibility for benefits from the department of veterans affairs (DVA), the State of Ohio and from Tuscarawas County. Proof of military service such as a DD-214 or separation from military document (original or certified copy) is required for all potential benefits. Examples of services offered include the following:

  • Application for proof of military service if necessary
  • Medals, badges, commendations, decorations, citations and campaign ribbons awarded or authorized if proof of entitlement is shown on proof of service or other service records
  • Emergency financial assistance (residency within the county for the last three consecutive calendar months is required)
  • Application for Military ID Cards
  • Completion of military and DVA insurance forms
  • Application for DVA compensation (for service connected disability) that may be paid to veterans and/or dependants or survivors of veterans who die due to service connected conditions
  • DVA pension for wartime veterans and/or dependents and survivors with total non service connected disabilities
  • DVA education benefits for veterans and/or certain dependants or survivors
  • Application for state of Ohio education benefits available for dependant or surviving children of veterans who served during wartime or living wartime veterans who received DVA compensation at a 60% rate or higher or who received DVA non service connected disability pension and who choose to attend an Ohio institution - Ohio residency a Requirement
  • Applications for DVA and/or Tuscarawas County financial assistance with costs associated with the death and burial of a veteran, spouse, surviving spouse or parent of a deceased veteran
  • Transportation to and from DVA medical center within the State of Ohio

Services Offered

Senior Center Transportation 330-364-6688
DVA New Philadelphia Medical Clinic 330-602-5339
Louis Stokes, Wade Park Division, DVA Medical Center 216-791-3800
DVA Canton Medical Clinic 330-489-4600
Cleveland DVA Regional Office 800-827-1000
Educational Benefits 888-442-4551
Ohio State Grants and Scholarships 614-752-9536
Toll Free 888-833-1133

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