Veteran's Services

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
Veterans and their family members have additional access to help with veterans benefits through the American Legion Department of Michigan.

A Department of Michigan Veteran Service Officer will be available to the public and all Veterans, who are serving in the Military, Veterans who have served and, Family members of Veterans to answer questions about Veteran Administration Benefits. We will also begin the process of a claim if one is needed, we ask you to bring your DD -214 and if possible any medical evidence, both military and civilian documents. If you don't have your DD-214, we can order one for you.

There is no charge for this service the American Legion Department of Michigan has been providing Veteran Services for Michigan for 80 years, we have the resources to provide representation in the Detroit Regional Office as well as Washington D.C. if the process goes that far.
The Service Officer will be available at the Clinton County Courthouse Garden Level room A, St. Johns, Michigan every Wednesday from Noon to 5 p.m., no appointment necessary. For more information you can call at 517-290-8789 or email Joseph Di Giovanni.

Your Veteran Service Officer CSM (R) Joseph Di Giovanni.
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Veteran's Services Available in Clinton County
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 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bath Charter Township Offices, 14480 Webster Road in Bath. Call 517-641-6728 for driving directions.
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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. 
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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.