Veterans Assistance Fund


Benton County
Veterans 
Assistance
Fund

Contact Us
Benton County Department of Human Services
7102 W Okanogan Pl Ste 201
Kennewick WA 99336
Niria Lucatero - Veterans Program Specialist 509-737-3987



Benton County Veterans Program is dedicated to serving Veterans, their families, and the families of deceased Veterans, who meet the eligibility criteria for assistance. We currently server over 1000 veterans in Benton County.

Program Overview

The county program has had a long standing of assisting indigent Veterans and their family with emergency needs through the Veterans Relief Fund. We provide outreach and case management.

We are here to provide local and personal contact for county Veterans and their family to help address any of their questions, concerns, and issues, and to provide basic information they may need to get veterans assistance. Many Veterans are not always aware of benefits and services that may be available through federal,  state, and local services.  It is our goal to see every returning Veteran and their family provided with the support they need and deserve for their service to our county.

Assistance Available to Eligible Veteran:
-Food Vouchers
-Utility Vouchers
-Rental/Deposits/App Fees
-Burial Assistance up to $1,000.00
-Background check fees for pre-employment
-Hotel/Motel Vouchers for homeless Veterans up to 1 week
-Bus Passes through BFT
-Necessary Safety Equipment required by employer to gain employment
-Dental Assistance up to $2,000.00
-Childcare Assistance (financial help with childcare)


Minimum Qualifications:
-Must be a Benton County Resident for at least 90 days (unless recently discharged)
-Must be at or below 150% of the poverty guidelines (low-income)
-Must be in need of assistance
-Must be a Veteran


Documents Required for Screening:
-Copy of DD214
-Photo ID
-Proof of income
-Proof of current residency of Benton County; must be resident for at least 90 days unless recently discharged
-Proof of household size
-Lease and/or 14 day Pay or Vacate Notice
-Widows or widowers must provide marriage license and Veteran's death certificate

Please bring all these required documents to the services times to be screened for assistance.

To apply for assistance fill out the application and turn in the necessary documents to one of the service providers listed above.
Application can be found HERE
Submit your application to the following Service Providers

Days/Time

Location

Contact Info

Monday

10am—4pm

*closed form 1-2pm for lunch

Worksource Columbia Basin

815 N. Kellogg St. Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336

Arturo Espinoza

509-734-5972 

Monday

2nd & 4rth Mondays of the month starting at 5pm

*unless otherwise posted on the door

Richland VFW Post 7952

1369 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99354

Call to verify before going.
Open at 2pm.

509-946-9411

Tuesday

10am—4pm

Columbia Basin Veterans Coalition
DAV Chapter 46

1600 N 20th Ave Suite A
Pasco, WA 99301

 

509-545-6558

Wednesday

8am—4:30pm

*closed from 12-1pm for lunch

Benton County Department of Human Services

7102 W. Okanogan Place Suite 201 Kennewick, WA 99336

Niria Lucatero

509-737-3919

Thursday

10am—4pm

Columbia Basin Veterans Coalition
DAV Chapter 46

1600 N 20th Ave Suite A
Pasco, WA 99301

 

509-545-6558

Monday – Friday

10am –2pm

*as needed

Benton City American Legion Post 115

909 Dale Ave.
Benton City, WA 99320

Daryl DeGood

509-588-5853





 
 
 

 
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