Veterans' Affairs Office

The County Office of Veteran Affairs is the first point of contact by Veterans and their families who seek assistance with Federal, State, and County benefits. 
 
There are 26 million veterans in the United States, 804,000 in Michigan, and 5,300 in Tuscola County.

Eligibility decisions are not made in this office, they are made by the Department of Veteran Affairs in Detroit. 
 
All laws relating to Veteran benefits administered by the VA is coded and enacted as Title 38, United States Code Veterans Benefits.  Related regulations issued by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 38, Pensions, Bonus' and Veterans' Relief.
 
Monetary benefits payable to veterans and their dependents may be classified into four general categories:
  • Compensation 
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation 
  • Pension 
  • Retirement Pay 

Other major benefit programs include:  

  • Education assistance to children, wives and widows
  • Veteran's education assistance
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Hospitalization
  • Home Loans
  • Insurance Burial Benefits
  • Tuscola County Soldiers & Sailors Relief Fund
  • Michigan Veterans Trust Fund.