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CBOC medical center Closures due to COVID-19 see at end of page
Call Saginaw VA or Local CBOC for current information 989-497-2500

The Cheboygan County Veterans Services Department is implementing the following protocols in an effort to protect the veterans and public of Cheboygan County. We request that veterans call to conduct business by phone or by sending e-mail. The Veterans Office will be working at reduced staff for the duration of the current COVID-19 situation. Phone calls and e-mails will continue to be monitored and returned. Our goal is to complete as much business over the phone and on-line as possible. Each veteran is important to us and we will address each individual situation as it arises.

***DAV Van currently unavailable***

Veteran's Office will be Closed:


May 25, 2020
July 3, 2020

Veteran Service Office - Wolverine Location  (Temporarily Suspended on a month-to-month basis)
1st Wednesday of Every Month from 10AM - 2PM
AL Post 122 Wolverine

Veterans Coffee Hours (Temporarily Suspended on a month-to-month basis)

4th Wednesday of Every Month from 9-10AM
Cheboygan McDonalds

**New VA Changes**

*** Blue Water Sailors and Surviving Spouses
 (those who served on ships within 12 NM of Vietnam and Cambodia from
Jan 9, 1962 to May 7, 1975)-
***Give the office a call. There are changes in 2020

- New VA Appeal Process and Forms as of Feb 2019 to comply with the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

- New VA Non-Service Connection Pension and Survivors Pension rules - income/asset maximums greatly increased as of 19 Oct 2018

- Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 (30 days within these dates)
See Flyer Below

 

Mission Statement:
To assist veterans and their families in obtaining any and all county, state and federal benefits to which they are entitled, with utmost courtesy, compassion, confidentiality and respect.

Assistance Provided for:

  • Service Connected Compensation
  • Non-Service Connected Pension
  • VA Health Care Enrollment
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  • Life Insurance Services
  • GI Insurance Benefits
  • Dependents and Survivors Benefits
  • Widows Pension
  • Burial Benefits
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Housebound Aid and Attendance Services
  • VA Civilian Health and Medical Program CHAMPVA
  • Limited, emergent financial assistance to qualified veterans and their immediate families
  • Assistance with debt management center issues
  • Educational Benefits
  • Certificates of Eligibility for Home Loans
  • Commissary and Exchange Privileges
  • Correction of Military Records
  • Application for Medals and Military Records
  • DD214 (Military Discharge)
  • Automobile and Special Adaptive Equipment

VETERANS SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE:
1-800-273-8255

Helpful Veterans Websites:
US Department of Veteran Affairs
National Archives
Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
US Department of Defense
eBenefits
My HealtheVet
https://www.tricare.mil/openseason

https://tricare.benefeds.com/InfoPortal/indexAction

 

County Veteran Service Officer
Richard Wiles, Accredited
(231) 627-8833

Office
870 S. Main Street, Room 122
PO Box 70
Cheboygan, MI 49721
(231) 627-8833
Fax: (231) 627-8469

Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 4:00pm
Veterans are seen by either WALK-IN or can make an APPOINTMENT if time is a factor.
Check for holiday availability.

Additional Staff
Assistant CVSO
Sara Cunningham, Accredited
(231) 627-8833