Veterans

TO ALL VETERANS:  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!  GREATLY APPRECIATED!

OUR STAFF STRIVES TO PROVIDE THE UTMOST PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS SERVICE TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS ... PARTICULARLY OUR VETERANS!

WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING NEEDS AS WELL AS CONNECTING YOU WITH COMMUNITY SERVICES THAT YOU REQUIRE!

UNDER "HELPFUL WEBSITES" AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, PLEASE VISIT "OHIOMEANSVETERANSJOBS" FOR VALUABLE RESOURCES AS WELL AS ACCESS TO OTHER WEBSITES FOR VETERANS!

OhioMeansJobs Belmont County offers information and resources on job openings, training assistance, job search, resumes, interviewing, careers, education, labor market information, public assistance, GED, basic computer classes, and more!  

A recently enacted U.S. Department of Labor regulation requires emphasis on Veteran Priority of Service as outlined in 20 CFR Part 1010 - Priority of Service for Covered Persons.  A Covered Person is a veteran who has served on active duty and was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable and/or an eligible spouse:

1) Any veteran who died of a service-connected disability;

2) Any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: 1) missing in action; ii) captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or iii) forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power;

3) Any veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Affairs

4) any veteran who died while a disability, as indicated in paragraph (3), was in existence.

What is Veteran of Priority of Service?  Priority of Service means, with respect to any qualified program, that a covered person shall be given priority over a non-covered person for the receipt of employment, training and placement services provided under the program.  Priority means the right to take precedence over non-covered persons in obtaining services.  Depending on the type of service or resource being provided, taking precedence may mean:

1) The covered person receives access to the service or resource earlier in time than the non-covered person; or 2) if the service or resource is limited, the covered person receives access to the service instead of or before the non-covered person.

Initially, this new requirement will result in emphasizing awareness in the One-Stop Systems Priority of Service for Covered Persons.  This will be accomplished by providing information at the entry points for the Covered Persons to make them aware of their entitlement of priority of service; the full array of programs and services available to them; and, any applicable eligibility requirements for those programs and/or services.  This also includes ensuring any DOL funded partner is made aware of what eligibility and priority of service means.

Veteran Priority of Service is federally mandated.  All covered persons will receive priority of service over non-covered persons in all Department of Labor (DOL) funded employment and training programs.  Here is a sampling of programs:  Wagner-Peyser, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Adults and Dislocated Workers, National Emergency Act, Senior Community Service Employment, and Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Some of the services provided by these programs include labor exchange, resume writing, job search workshops, job search assistance, labor market information and career exploration.

Please check with a representative at this facility to receive information on the eligibility requirement for their available programs and/or if you have any further questions regarding Veteran Priority of Service.  Priority of Service will be implemented for all programs such as universal access programs, programs with statutory priorities, and programs with discretionary priorities.

United States of America:

* Department of the Army

* Department of the Navy

* Department of the Navy:  United States Marine Corps

* United States Coast Guard

 
 
Veterans in need of other services can contact the Belmont County Veterans Service Office.  Some of the services include VA claims, financial assistance and transportation.
Main Office:
 
3326 Belmont Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906, 740-325-1042
 
Satellite Office:
 
114 South Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio 43713, 740-619-0326



 
Helpful Web Sites

 

Ohio Veterans Services - State of Ohio website with information of services available to veterans.

Department of Veterans Affairs - This site provides information on education and benefit programs available to Veterans.

VETS - This is the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Services site.