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County Veteran Affairs Offices

These offices assist veterans with disability compensation, burial benefits, education benefits, emergency financial relief, VA medical appointments, transportation to and from VA medical facilities, VA home loan questions, replacement of DD-214 forms, and more. 

Where can I visit one?

Most offices require an appointment with a benefits counselor. To find an office nearest you or to schedule an appointment see the list below. 

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

 

When you call to schedule your appointment ask what you should bring. If you have your discharge papers (DD-214) bring them with you to your appointment. If you do not have them, a benefits counselor will be able to request a copy but it may delay your application for assistance. For a complete list of the documents you will need to file a VA disability claim click here

Michigan County Veteran Affairs Offices:

  • Veteran
    If you are a veteran you will need a copy of your discharge papers (DD-214).
  • Active Duty
    If you are an active duty service member you will need a statement of service signed by your commander, adjutant, or personnel officer showing the following information: Your full legal name Your social security number Your date of birth The date you entered duty The duration of any lost time The name of the command providing the information
  • Current or former activated National Guard or Reserve Member
    If you are a current or former activated National Guard or Reserve Member you will need a copy of your discharge papers (DD-214).
  • Current member of the National Guard or Reserves who has never been activated
    If you are a current member of the National Guard or Reserves and have never been activated you will need a statement of service signed by your commander, adjutant, or personnel officer showing the following information: Your full legal name Your social security number Your date of birth The date you entered duty The duration of any lost time The name of the command providing the information
  • Discharged member of the National Guard who was never activated
    If you are a discharged member of the National Guard and were never activated, you will need the following: Your Report of Separation and Record of Service (NGB Form 22) for each period of National Guard service Your Retirement Points Statement (NGB Form 23) and proof of the character of service
  • Discharged member of the Reserves who was never activated
    If you are a discharged member of the Reserves and were never activated, you will need: A copy of your latest annual retirement points Proof of your honorable service
  • Surviving spouse of a veteran who died on active duty or who had a service connected disability
    If you are a surviving spouse who qualifies for home loan benefits, you will need the veteran’s discharge papers (DD-214) and if you are receiving Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC), you will need to fill out and send a Request for Determination of Loan Guaranty Eligibility—Unmarried Surviving Spouses (VA Form 26-1817). If you are not receiving DIC benefits, you will need to send the following: A completed Application for DIC, Death Pension and/or Accrued Benefits (VA Form 21P-534EZ) A copy of your marriage license The veteran’s death certificate

What is a county veterans affairs office?

Michigan Public Act 192 of 1953 created county department of veterans' affairs offices. Currently there are veteran service officers in all 83 counties in Michigan. 

Updated: September 10, 2020

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