Veterans Affairs

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The mission of the Monroe County Department of Veterans Affairs is to assist veterans and their families in obtaining any and all county, state, and federal benefits to which they are entitled. Benefits include, Initiate, develop and advocate claims for federal, state and local veterans benefits, assist veterans to enroll in the VA Health Care System, administer the county veterans burial allowance program and assist with other death benefits for veterans survivors, utilize and coordinate emergency assistance from the Monroe County Veterans Relief Fund. As part of the outreach program, staff attends various government and community meetings to inform the public of benefits available. Staff also attends ongoing training sessions that are offered by service organizations, as well as state and national service officer organizations.

Are you taking care of a veteran or a veteran's surviving spouse at home or in a nursing care facility? The veteran or spouse may be eligible for the VA program, Non Service Connected Pension with Aid and Attendance. The VA might provide a monthly allowance to supplement your income for the care of a veteran or their widow. A Veteran must have war-time service and qualify under the income and assets guidelines.

Details on this program and assistance on how to apply can be provided by calling 734-240-3287.