Veterans Services

Overview and Info



The Cheboygan County Veterans Services Department is open for normal business.

Cheboygan County has implemented the following protocols in an effort to protect the veterans and public of Cheboygan County.

  • Veterans and/or their representative are encourage to call to request an appointment or conduct business by phone.  Our goal is to complete as much business over the phone and on-line as possible.
  • Walk-ins are still available
  • Limited seating in the office due to social distancing
  • Public that visit during normal working hours must wear a face mask unless they identify a medical condition. 
  • Public will also be asked to answer questions (COVID) at the front entrance.
  • Each veteran is important to us and we will address each individual situation as it arises.

Veteran's Office will be Closed:
April 2, 2021 

Veterans Coffee Hour


4th Wednesday of Every Month from 9-10AM


Veteran Service Office - Wolverine Location 
1st Wednesday of Every Month from 10AM - 2PM
AL Post 122 Wolverine -
Cancelled for April 2021


**New VA Changes**

New Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions:

Bladder Cancer, Parkinsonisms, Hypothyroidism

-~ Call our office for more information about filing a claim for one of these conditions or if you were ever denied a claim for one of these conditions.


VA Expanded Caregiver Program (Oct 1, 2020)

Family Caregiver could receive compensation to take care of the veteran.

Eligibility requirements for the family caregiver

  • You must be at least 18 years old and at least one of these must be true for you. You must be either:
  1. A spouse, son, daughter, parent, step-family member, or extended family member of the Veteran, or
  2. Someone who lives full-time with the Veteran, or is willing to do so if designated as a family caregiver

Eligibility requirements for the Veteran - All of these must be true for the Veteran you’re caring for.

  • The Veteran must have a VA disability rating (individual or combined) of 70% or higher. The Veteran’s service-connected disabilities must have been caused or made worse by their active-duty service during one of these periods of time:

On or after September 11, 2001, or On or before May 7, 1975

And the Veteran must:

  • Have been discharged from the U.S. military or have a date of medical discharge, an
  • Need at least 6 months of continuous, in-person personal care services
  • The need for personal care service does not have to be the the veteran's service connected condition.

More information can be obtained by contacting this office or online at


Blue Water Sailors and Surviving Spouses (January 1, 2020)
 (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


Helpful Veterans Websites:
US Department of Veteran Affairs
National Archives
Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
US Department of Defense
My HealtheVet


County Veteran Service Officer
Sara Cunningham, Accredited
(231) 627-8833

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

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
Asst. County Veteran Service Officer
Stephanie Fisher, Accredited
(231) 627-8833