Lewis

lewis-countyMost Counties in Washington State have their a program for supporting veterans. This week we look at Lewis County.


The Lewis County Veterans’ Relief Fund helps veterans and Veterans’ spouses with a limited contribution towards:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Utilities
  • Rent.

Eligibility:

  • Honorable Discharge
  • Income Eligibility:
    • 1 Member Household = less than $1,354 per month or $16,245 per year.
    • 2 Member Household = less than $1,821 per month or $21,855 per year.
    • 3 Member Household = less than $2,289 per month or $27,465 per year.
    • 4 Member Household = less than $2,756 per month or $33,075 per year.
    • 5 Member Household = less than $3,224 per month or $38,685 per year.
  • Applications will be accepted by appointment only.
  • All applications are reviewed and determination is made on a case by case basis.

To Apply:

  • Complete this application
  • Gather documentation:
    • DD214 (honorable discharges only)¬†
    • Washington State Driver’s License or Picture ID
    • Proof of Washington residence for one year
    • Spouse’s ID or Marriage Certificate Birth certificate for all dependents
    • Proof of income (check stub or bank statement) OR Lack of income (if you have no income you will need to prove it, example: income tax return/bank statement).
    • Utilities or funeral expenses:¬†Original bill to be paid for
    • Rent : Must have a W-9 (provided by the County upon request) and a copy of the rental agreement, signed by the landlord. A relative of the veteran does not qualify as a bona fide landlord.
    • Call the Veterans’ Benefits Specialist, 360-740-1417, to schedule an appointment to submit your application.
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