Benefits for Veterans
Veterans Services
2300 E Grand River Ave, Suite 109
Howell, MI 48843
Map to our location
Monday – Friday
8am - 5pm
Walk-ins 8am - 4:45pm
Closed from 12:00 P.M.  to 1:00 P.M. for lunch and County Holidays
Phone: 517.546.6338
Fax: 517.546.0942

Benefits for Veterans

If you served active duty in the U.S. military, you may be entitled to Veteran benefits.  Below is a list of the most common benefits available.  For a more comprehensive list please visit www.va.gov.  Please be aware that there are many websites that imitate or claim to have the latest information.  The official VA website is always the best source of reliable information.  Additionally, it is important to know that our office submits veteran claims for free of charge.  Be wary of anyone asking for payment to submit a claim on your behalf.

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 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits

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Service Connected Disability Compensation,

A service member had to have acquired the disability or had it exacerbated due to military service.  It is important to note that a disability could mean arthritis in a hand due to an injury all the way up to amputation or paralysis.  Please call our office at (517) 546-6338 or click link below to learn more about Service Connected Disabilities and Compensation.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/types-compensation.asp

Non-Service Connected Disability Pension,

​Non-Service Connected Disability Pension is a needs based pension.  It is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans that served at least 90 days of active duty. Call our office at (517) 546-6338 or click below for more information about Non-Service Connected Disability Pension.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/vetpen.asp

Education/Vocational Rehabilitation,

​Education/Vocational Rehabilitation may be available to veterans that have a service connected disability that interferes with or worsens in their current position.  Click below for direct link to the VA website for more information on Education/Vocational Rehabilitation.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp

VA Healthcare ,

​Veterans can qualify for VA healthcare through their service connected disability or through financial need.  Call the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center Registration desk at (734) 769-7100 for more information or come into our office to apply.

VA Grants,

​The VA provides housing and vehicle grants to Service members and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities.  For more information on VA Grants click below to be redirected to the VA website.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/adaptedhousing.asp

Burial Benefits,

​Veterans/survivors of veterans may be entitled to receive burial benefits.  Call our office at (517) 546-6338 to make an appointment to apply for benefits or visit the official VA website for more information.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-special-burial.asp

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https://www.va.gov/burials-memorials/pre-need-eligibility/

Life Insurance,

SGLI is a program that provides low-cost term life insurance coverage to eligible service members.  For more information about Life Insurance please click the VA link below.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/insurance/sgli.asp

VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility,

​A Certificate of Eligibility can be obtained by logging onto your eBenefits, by mail or through your lender.  Most veterans find it easiest to go through their lender.  Click below for more information.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/

 State and County Benefits

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Emergency Financial Relief,

​Emergency Financial Relief may be available to veterans/dependents who are in a short term financial crisis.  Veteran/dependent must meet criteria and provide evidence that they will be able to financially sustain themselves once crisis has been addressed.  Please call our office at (517)546-6338 for details and qualifications.

County Burial Allowance,

​Survivors of veterans may be eligible for a one time payment if deceased veteran's total estate does not exceed $40,000.  Please contact our office at (517)-546-6338 for details.

Child Care Financial Assistance,

​Veterans may qualify for financial assistance with child care while going back to college or training.  Please call our office for more information.  Click below for our policy on Child Care Financial Assistance.

Child Care Policy last update 6.17.19.pdf

Mental Health Assistance,

​Veterans and dependents may qualify for supplemental therapy and/or life coaching.  Please call our office at (517)546-6338 for more information and eligibility.

Free County ID Cards,

Veterans' Services will now cover the cost of a County Veteran's ID card.  The veteran only needs to bring their DD-214 and a valid ID to the Livingston County Clerks Office. We will pick up the tab! For more information please see "Veterans ID Card" page. 

Flag Box,

​Our office supplies flag boxes for service flags of deceased veterans.  Call our office at (517)-546-6338 for more information.

 Other

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Replacement DD-214,

Replacement DD-214's can be obtained at https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/evetrecs-help.html  or for assistance, call our office at (517)-546-6338.  

Replacement Medals and Awards,

​Replacement Medals and Awards can be obtained at https://www.archives.gov/veterans or for assistance, call our office at (517)-546-6338

Employment Assistance,

​Our office works closely with MichiganWorks! and local companies to assure our veterans and spouses obtain quality jobs.  Please call our office at (517)-546-6338 to make an appointment for employment assistance.

Veterans Compensation Benefits Rate Tables,

Click below for official, up to date, pay rates.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/COMPENSATION/resources_comp01.asp

 100% Service Connected Veterans

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100% Service Connected Entitlements,

​Veterans who are 100% service connected have additional entitlements.  Click below for a list of benefits or, for assistance, call us at (517)546-6338.

https://www.michiganveterans.com/p/Benefits-for-100-Percent-Disabled-Veterans