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:

Where do lessons take place?

Face to face or online lessons take place in a purpose built, air conditioned studio in Limehouse, London E1W 3HB. (Very close to Limehouse DLR station)

The studio is fully equipped with two drum kits, PA system and digital recording.

Do I need a drum set in order to take lessons?


With a little creativity, you can achieve a great deal. I will show you different ways you can practise effectively without a drum kit. All you’ll need to start with is a pair of sticks, a practise pad and a metronome which can be downloaded on your smart phone.

Can sticks be provided for the first lesson?


All you need for your first lesson is an open mind and a willingness to try something new.

What should I expect at my first lesson?

I will first ask you about your previous experiences and musical goals.

After that, I’ll invite you to play the drums to assess your current level. This will help me create a lesson plan in order to consolidate your existing knowledge and further develop your skills.

How often should I take lessons?

I recommend weekly lessons in order to make the learning quicker and keep students motivated. If your schedule or finance doesn’t allow it, I am willing to let you know when slots are free on a one off basis.

On which days can I take lessons?

Monday to Thursday and Saturday.

(please enquire for available time slots)

How do I pay for lessons?

I accept cash, cheques or bank transfers. Single or blocks of lessons can also be paid for in advance.

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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