Veterans Resources

Issues: Veterans

There are many resources available for veterans, active duty personnel and their families. 

In addition to the resources listed below, my office may be able to help if you are having a problem with an issue relating to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Some examples of situations my office may be able to help with are: obtaining medals or ribbons, obtaining military records and checking the status of a claim for benefits.  Click here to read more about how my office may be able to help.  

Benefits 

Listed below are some of the benefits available to veterans and their families.  To learn how to submit a claim for any of these benefits, click here.

  • VA Disability Compensation Benefits
    VA provides compensation to Veterans who are at least 10% disabled because of injuries or diseases that occurred or were aggravated during active military service.
  • VA Pension Benefits  
    The VA helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension and Survivors' Pension benefit programs.
  • GI Bill
    The Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Montgomery GI Bill and other programs, such as Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA), deliver education benefits to veterans, active duty personnel and their families.
  • Dependent or Survivor Benefits
    The VA offers a variety of benefits and services to spouses, children, and parents of Servicemembers and Veterans who are deceased or totally and permanently disabled by a service-connected disability.
  • Fiduciary Program
    The VA Fiduciary Program protects the VA benefits paid to Veterans and other beneficiaries who are unable to manage their financial affairs.
  • Life Insurance
    As part of the mission to serve Service members, Veterans, and their families, VA provides valuable life insurance benefits to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your family is protected. VA's life insurance programs were developed to provide financial security for your family given the extraordinary risks involved in military service.
  •  Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services
    This program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, this program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
  • VA Home Loans
    This VA program helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. VA can provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy. VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.

Veterans Services in the 9th

Oakland County and Macomb County each have their own Veterans Services Departments.   These departments provide the same services as the national organizations listed below, but closer to home.  In addition to helping with any federal benefits provided through the VA, they can also assist with any veterans benefits provided by state and local government agencies.  These services are provided free of charge.

The offices can be contacted at:

Michigan Veterans Service Organizations

There are a number of Veterans Service Organizations (VSO’s) that provide assistance to veterans and their families with finding, applying for, receiving and maintaining veterans benefits.  These services are provided free of charge.  The following VSO’s have offices located on the 12th floor of the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building (477 Michigan Avenue) in downtown Detroit, which is where the Detroit area VA Regional Office is located.

​Local VA Facilities

  • Detroit Regional Office
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
    477 Michigan Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48226
    Telephone: 1-800-827-1000
  • John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
    4646 John R Road
    Detroit, MI 48201
    Telephone: 313-576-1000 or 1-800-511-8056
    Fax: 313-576-1025
  • Macomb County Vet Center
    42621 Garfield Rd. Suite 105
    Clinton Township, MI 48038-5031
    Telephone: 586-412-0107 or 1-877-927-8387
    Fax: 586-412-0196
  • Pontiac VA Outpatient Clinic
    44200 Woodward Avenue, Suite 208
    Pontiac, MI 48341
    Telephone: 248-332-4540
    Fax: 248-332-4576

VFW Post Locator

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress is working to preserve this important part of our heritage for future generations by collecting oral histories, memoirs, diaries, letters and other documents that capture the experiences of those who have served our nation in time of war.

 

(Updated April 26, 2013)