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.