The Military Injury Relief Fund (MIRF), created by House Bill 66 in June 2005 and amended by House Bill 153 in July 2011, provide grants to service members injured while serving in theater under Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Operation New Dawn.
The intent of the program is partly to help returning injured veterans and their families make ends meet upon a veteran’s return home. MIRF grants have been utilized by veterans and their families in a variety of ways, including when veterans are awaiting VA disability determinations, which can often take time and leave families in a financial bind during that process. Injured veterans’ families have also utilized MIRF grants to help pay for travel and lodging costs while traveling to visit a loved one who has been admitted to a hospital far from his or her hometown or duty station.
Ohioans have a rich and proud history of serving in the Armed Forces. They recognize and appreciate the sacrifices that our veterans have made in serving this country. We proudly salute our veterans, who have served our nation with honor, courage, commitment and sacrifice.