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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:
11 November 2020
26-27 November 2020

Veterans Coffee Hour

4th Wednesday of Every Month from 9-10AM
Note Location Change 10/28 at the Cheboygan Marina on Huron St

 

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

**New VA Changes**

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

http://www.va.gov/family-member-benefits/comprehensive-assistance-for-family-caregivers/

 

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

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