Thank you for your service . . .
It is indeed a pleasure to serve veterans who gave so much of themselves to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. Your sacrifices have given us the security of peace in our homeland and abroad, as well as preserved and protected our constitutional right of self-government, for which we are very grateful.
This booklet compiles material from federal, state, and local agencies for you, our veterans and your families, to:
- Provide information about benefits and services.
- Provide links to direct sources - computer-based and professional - for answers to specific questions.
- Assist in communicating more effectively with your elected representatives.
- Educate state, nonprofit, and community providers about benefits and services available through other agencies or service providers.
To better assist you, the veterans information listed in this booklet has been organized into three levels of available Veterans programs - Federal, State, and Local. Much of the information contained in this booklet comes from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.va.gov. For more state and local information, visit www.michigan.gov and www.michiganveterans.com. The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency can be reached at 1-800-MICH-VET (1-800-642-4838) or visit the website www.MichiganVeterans.com. The Federal Veterans Affairs Benefits and Services number is 1-800-827-1000.
To provide an overview of topics covered, the booklet's Table of Contents is included below. To read more about each topic please click here to download this booklet as an Adobe PDF file. Note: You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to view this booklet.
This booklet was published by the Michigan Legislature in Lansing on November 2018. Hard copies of this booklet, titled "Veterans Benefits and Service for Michigan Military Veterans" may still be available. Please contact your State Representative or State Senator.
|Thank You for Your Service||3|
|Education and Training|
|Education and Training - Federal Programs||4|
|Education and Training - State of Michigan Programs||6|
|Educational Benefits for Children of Disabled or Deceased Veterans||7|
|Employment - Federal Programs||8|
|Employment - State of Michigan Programs||9|
|Apprenticeship Programs for Discharged Veterans||11|
|Health Care and Hospital Benefits - Federal Programs||13|
|Health Care and Hospital Benefits - State of Michigan Programs||19|
|Veterans' Facility Ombudsman||19|
|Women Veterans Health Care||21|
|Michigan VA Medical Facilities and Outpatient Clinics||22|
|Home Loans and Tax Credits|
|Home Loan Guarantees - Federal Programs||25|
|State of Michigan Benefits||27|
|Dependent and Survivor Benefits|
|Survivor Benefits for Spouse and Children - Federal Benefits||31|
|Financial Emergencies and Veterans Resources|
|Programs - State of Michigan||33|
|Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Representatives||36|
|Michigan Department of Health and Human Services||37|
|County Veterans Service Officers||38|
|Veterans Service Organization||39|
|Michigan State Agencies||40|
|Issues with Claim Assistance||41|
|Of Interest to Veterans|
|Michigan Congressional Delegation - 115th Congress||46|
|Michigan Governor and Lieutenant Governor||46|
|Michigan State Senate||46|
|Michigan House of Representatives||46|