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

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Wednesdays - VFW Department of Michigan Service Office - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!!!

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.
Please bring proper identification to include a DD214 or discharge documents if you have it available. 
The VFW Service Officer will be available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Clinton County Courthouse in St. Johns every Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Your VFW Service Officer is John Howe, a Gulf War Veteran with over 28 years of experience assisting veterans and their families. 
To make an appointment, please call John Howe at 313-645-0106 or email John at

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Ingham/Clinton County Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Monday, Wednesday & Friday - By Appointment Only
Tuesday & Thursday - Walk-ins

Ingham and Clinton County Department of Veteran Affairs has accredited benefits counselors who are experienced professionals in assisting veterans and their dependents with pursuing, obtaining, and maintaining all veteran related benefits through federal, state and local agencies.

Kyle Beutler is our County Veteran Service Fund Grant Accredited Benefits Support Specialist.  In March 2022 he obtained his accreditation with the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.  Mr. Beutler has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Central Michigan University, and served in the United States Navy from 2011 to 2016 as a Hospital Corpsman in support of Marine Corps forces in Okinawa, Japan.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call Kyle Beutler at 517-887-4392 (office) or email:

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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.

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.