Veterans Affairs provides Ingham and Clinton veterans accurate, efficient and timely services to ensure maximum delivery of benefits to veterans and their families.
Our accredited counselors assist veterans and their families with every veteran benefit to include emergency financial assistance, burial, compensation, pension, education, medical, home loan, and life insurance. Our transportation program provides local veterans access to complete medical services at the VA Health Care System in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
For further information and available services, visit the Ingham County Website.
Weekly Veteran's Services at the Courthouse
Mondays (1st & 3rd) and Fridays - VFW Department of Michigan Service Office
Veterans and their family members have access to veteran's benefit information and claim assistance through the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Michigan Service Office.
A Department of Michigan VFW Service Officer will be available to the public and all veterans, without regard to organizational affiliation. Veterans, service members still serving and family members are encouraged to take advantage of the assistance provided by the VFW. There is no charge for VFW assistance and no appointments are required.
Please bring proper identification to include a DD214 or discharge documents if you have it available.
The VFW Service Officer will be available weekly at the Clinton County Courthouse, Garden Level, Conference Room A, in St. Johns every Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and every 1st and 3rd Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Your VFW Service Offers in Barry Walter, a Vietnam veteran with over 35 years of experience assisting veterans and their families.
For more information, please call the VFW State Service Office at 313-964-6510 or email Barry Walter.
Wednesdays (2nd, 3rd & 4th) - The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1949 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promotion strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
An Accredited American Legion service officer will be available weekly at the Clinton County Courthouse, Garden Level, Conference Room A, in St. Johns on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Your service officer, Joe DiGiovanni, is specially trained to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families. While the majority of a service officer's work involves application of VA disability benefits, these compassionate professionals also provide information, referrals and resources on education, employment and business, death benefits and other important topics.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call Joe DiGiovanni at 517-290-8789 or 517-481-9858.
Tuesdays (1st & 3rd) - Ingham/Clinton County Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Ingham County Department of Veteran Affairs is a county funded government office providing services to Ingham and Clinton County veterans and their family members.
Many veterans and dependents find the VA process overwhelming while others are unaware of their eligibility. Because of this, an Accredited Counselor from Ingham County Department of Veteran Affairs is available at the Clinton County Courthouse, Garden Level, Conference Room A, in St. Johns every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Accredited Counselor, Ken Love, is a knowledgeable, retire Army 1SG who proficient in analyzing and assessing military service records to determine eligibility for VA benefits. Ken Love is available to assist with pensions, survivor's pension, aid & attendance, disability compensation, post-traumatic stress disorder counseling referrals, VA healthcare and emergency financial assistance.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call Ken Love at 517-887-4389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan Veteran's Affairs Agency (MVAA)The MVAA serves as the central coordinating point, connecting those who have served in the Armed Forces and their families to services and benefits throughout the state. MVAA is responsible for the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund, Michigan Veterans Homeowners Assistance Program, the Michigan Veterans Homes and the state's grant to Veterans Service Organizations and the County Veterans Counselors.
Visit the MVAA website for more information on these services.
Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption
If a disabled veteran qualifies, they may be exempt from property taxes on their principle residence. Visit the State of Michigan Treasury Website for more information.