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Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs

Veterans Bureau

Five Branches insigniaDepartment of Veterans Affairs
Kathy Vanderbush
965 S. Raisinville Rd
Monroe, Michigan  48161
734-240-3287, Fax 734-240-3286
9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Michigan Veterans' Trust Fund
Monroe Office has closed effective July 1, 2016

Please Call 800-642-4838 To Apply for Assistance

Mission Statement

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 Michigan Veterans Trust Fund and County Veterans Relief Fund, and refer veterans and their families to other appropriate programs. As part of the outreach program, staff attends various community meetings to inform the public of benefits available.  Staff also attend ongoing training sessions that are offered by various service organizations, as well as state and national service officer organizations..

 "Veterans Aid & Attendance Program"  Are you taking care of a veteran at home?  Have a veteran in a nursing home?  Is the widow of a veteran in a nursing home or taken care of at home?  The VA offers a program that might be able to help.  VA Program S-38 might be able to provide up to $20,000 a year toward the care of a veteran or widow of a veteran.  Veteran must have war-time service.  Details on this program and assistance on how to apply can be provided by calling (734) 240-7362.

Related Links

Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Disabled American Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America
The American Legion
American Gulf War Veterans Association
GI Bill Web Site
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 142
Vietnam Veterans of America
To apply for a Copy of Discharge
Michigan Works!
Veterans - Asbestos and Mesothelioma 
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center
Housing and Mortgages for Veterans 
Continuing Education Resources for Veterans