Veterans and their family members will now have additional access to help with veterans benefits through the partnership of the State of Michigan Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Clinton County Building Stronger Communities Council. Beginning January 4th, 2012, Michael Thompson, Assistant State Field Service Officer, with the VFW will be spending two days per month housed at the Bath Township offices.
In addition to helping with applications for compensation and pension, Michael can also assist with VA health care benefits, service-connected disability compensation, burial and death benefits and a variety of other services. There is no charge for any of these services.
Veterans may be able to access a variety of benefits, including education and training benefits, depending on each service member’s unique circumstances. That is why having someone to guide them through the process can be so important. A Gulf War veteran himself, Michael recognizes that navigating the maze of federal benefits can be challenging. That’s why the assistance of an Accredited Service Officer can be so valuable. Michael will be available on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road in Bath. Call (517) 641-6728 for driving directions.