Military Injury
Relief Fund (MIRF)

The Military Injury Relief 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 serving after October 7, 2001, and to individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress while serving after October 7, 2001.

Please contact the MIRF Program at 1-877-644-6838, opt. 3 with any other questions not addressed below.

How do I apply
for a MIRF grant?

Complete our application.
Please fill out all fields on page 1 and refer to page 2 for documentation requirements, or see our downloadable brochure. You may also pick up an application at your County Veterans Service Office.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. The grant is a one-time award.

You will receive a letter or email from the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, MIRF Program.

The amount of the grant is $500.00.

No. You will not need to report this on your state or federal income tax return.

Allow 6 to 8 weeks for processing. During June and July, delays in processing and delivery can be expected due to the end of the fiscal year. Email MIRF@dvs.ohio.gov or call us at 1-877-644-6838, opt 3 during regular business hours (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday) to inquire about the status of your application.

No, checks will not be forwarded. If you move after you have submitted an application, please email your new address to MIRF@dvs.ohio.gov or call 1-877-644-6838, opt 3.

Assuming your original application was approved, you will not have to re-apply.

Yes, you can receive other services for which you are eligible.

No. The MIRF Program was established to provide grant money to military service members injured in active service as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States after October 7, 2001 and to individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress while serving after October 7, 2001.

Yes. If your application is denied, a notice of appellate rights will be sent to you detailing the appeals procedure.

As long as you have maintained your Ohio residency, as stated on your Leave and Earnings Statement, you are eligible.

Yes. You will still need to provide all required information with the initial application, including an executor or administrators of the estate of such "eligible individuals," since you'll be applying on behalf of the service member.

You can do so by making a donation to Military Injury Relief Fund on the Ohio Department of Taxation Income Tax refund, or by writing a check payable to the "Ohio Treasurer of State (ODVS)" and mailing it to:
 
Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Military Injury Relief Fund
P.O. Box 373
Sandusky, OH 44871
MIRF@dvs.ohio.gov