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Auto Adaptive Equipment Program (AAE)-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
For eligibility questions, please contact VBA at: 1-800-827-1000
A request form can also be downloaded and either faxed to 517-284-5297 or emailed to MVAAResourceCenter@michigan.gov.
Requesting an Expedited DD-214
For urgent DD-214 requests (e.g. upcoming surgery, funeral, etc.) or to request an expedited DD-214 after hours or on holidays, visit the National Archives website or call 314-801-0800. Requests may be made using eVetRecs or by downloading the Standard Form 180 (SF-180) to Request Military Records.
The nature of the emergency must be provided in the "purpose" section of the SF-180 which can be faxed to 314-801-0764.
Education & Training-Federal & State
Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
Legacy Educational Benefits
VetSuccess on Campus:
Current Michigan locations include Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley
Community College, Kellogg Community College, Eastern Michigan University, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, and Washtenaw Community College.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
MVAA Veteran-Friendly School Program
Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program
The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant (CVTG)
Note: Select students and families and then MI student aid programs
Employment Programs: Federal & State
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Note: Select toolkit to translate military occupations to civilian
Verification of Military Experience and Training
Veterans Preference for Federal Jobs
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program
Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services
MVAA Veteran-Friendly Employer Program
Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Customer Service Center 1-888-522-0103
Workforce Development Agency
Reemployment Rights for Veterans
For more information, call the Veterans’ Hotline at 1-800-642-4838.
Michigan Rehabilitation Services
TTY: Dial 711 and provide toll-free number
Service-Disabled Veteran Business Owners
For more information, contact 1-517-388-6012.
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
Helmets to Hardhats
Troops to Teachers
1-517-241-7045 or 1-866-801-0007
Free Income Tax Preparation
Ft Custer Cemetery
- Gravesite in any of our 135 national cemeteries
- Government headstone or marker
- Burial flag
- Presidential Memorial Certificate
- Burial with the Veteran
- Inscription on Government headstone or marker
- Burial, even if predecease the Veteran
Basic Eligibility Requirements
- Any member of the U.S. Armed Forces who dies on active duty
- Any Veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable
- National Guard members and Reservists with 20 years of qualifying service, who are entitled to retired pay
- Adult Dependent Children
- Parents of KIA (Corey Shea Act)
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NationalCemeteries
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs
Contact: Mary Lamparter
Heroes to Hives
Heroes to Hives is a unique program offered through Michigan State University Extension that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through professional training and community development centered around beekeeping.
Adam J. Ingrao, PhD
Heroes to Hives (facebook.com)
The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF)
Emergency Assistance Form:
Phone-based Mindfulness Meditation Classes
Talons Out Honor Flights
Visit and like Tribe Talks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TribeTalksProgram
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Crisis Line
VA Medical Center Caregiver Support
Eligibility for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) has expanded.
Review the fact sheets to learn more about the expansion.
- Caregivers PCAFC - Application Process Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Caregivers PCAFC - Expansion Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Caregivers PCAFC - Eligibility Criteria Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Caregivers PCAFC - Legacy Participant Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Caregivers PCAFC - Monthly Stipend Fact Sheet (PDF)
Fact Sheets available in Spanish & Tagalog/Filipino.
There are several steps in the application process that determine if you qualify.
National Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274
Veterans Benefits & Services Booklet for Michigan Military Veterans
Veteran Benefits Briefing 101
Warrior Set Free
• Encouragement • Guidance • Comradery • Engagement
Set Free Ministries
700 36th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Michigan Military and Veteran Resource Sharing 2021
Michigan Military and Veteran Resource Sharing 2021: Learn about resources for the military and veteran community on the First Thursday of each month. Each session will be highlight different topical resources. You do not have to attend all sessions, attend as many as fit into your schedule. Once you register, you will receive a reminder each month. If you can not join the online session, there is a telephone call in option in your confirmation email. Attendees will have an opportunity to network in the chat box. To register, please contact April Clipper if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
VA Copay Update: American Recovery Plan Impact
VA Copay Update: American Recovery Plan Impact
VA co-payments received between April 6, 2020, and September 30, 2021, will be waived, refunded, or forgiven under the American Recovery Plan. The VA is canceling and refunding copayments for the following benefits:
All medical care received through VA between April 6, 2020, and September 30, 2021
All prescription medications received through VA between April 6, 2020, and September 30, 2021
It is hoped that this will help Veterans and their families during this challenging time. If you’re a Veteran who receives care through VA, here’s what this means for you: If you received a statement with copayments for services or medications received on April 6, 2020, or later, we’ll remove these copayments from your account. You won’t have to pay these copayments. If you already paid any copayments for services or medications received on April 6, 2020, or later, we’ll send you a refund.
If you have unpaid copayments for services or medications received before April 6, 2020, we won’t require or expect you to make payments on your account until October 1, 2021. We won’t add any interest or fees to your accounts. And we won’t take any collection actions on these specific copayments. If you’d like to voluntarily make payments during this time, you can. But we won’t require or expect payments until October 1, 2021. Find out how to pay your VA copay bill.
VA doesn't need anything from you at this time to process your refund. They ask for your patience as they adjust statements and process refunds. Updates will be provided on when to expect refunds to start.(Source: VHA Co-Pay Recovery Act | https://www.va.gov/health-care/copay-rates | April 1, 2021)