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Veteran's Office will be Closed:

22-23 Nov 2018

24-25 Dec 2018

31 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019

 

Retirees -- IMPORTANT!!!!
**** Dental coverage for retirees, TRDP,  ENDS as of 31 Dec 2018
new Dental and Vision plans (separate plans- you don't need to enroll in both) are available through FEDVIP. There are multiple companies to choose from.

Enrollment Period is from 12 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018.

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

NOTE: If you have a preferred dental provider, ensure that provider also excepts the plan you choose before you enroll. Just because the dentist was a TRDP provider, dose not mean that the provider will be in-network with the new Delta Dental PPO

Non- Retiree Dental Insurance: If enrolled in VA Healthcare you may Veterans Dental Insurance Program (VDIP) at a cost. Call office for details. 

 

NEW Tricare Enrollment (All TRICARE Recipients)

Open Season (November 12 – December 10) 

During Open Season, you can:

- Enroll in a new TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan
- Change your Plan from one to the other
- Change your enrollment (e.g., switch from individual to family enrollment)

http://www.tricare.mil/changes

Call the office if you have questions

 

Veterans Coffee Hour
4th Wednesday of every month
Cheboygan McDonalds, 9-10Am

 

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

VA has established a presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply who later developed one of the following eight diseases:  Adult leukemia;  Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes;  Bladder cancer;  Kidney cancer;  Liver cancer;  Multiple myeloma;  Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma;     Parkinson's disease

 

New Ship categories for Agent Orange: http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-agent_orange.asp

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