Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services
870 S. Main Street
Room 122
PO Box 70
Cheboygan MI 49721


Michael S. Wise, Veterans Services Coordinator


Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Closed for lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Veterans seen 9:00 am - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Call for an appointment

231-627-8833 (Phone)
231-627-8469 (Fax)


The Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services serves all Cheboygan County Veterans, whether these Veterans served our country during peace time or in an era of conflict.  Cheboygan County treats every Veteran with the utmost respect and dignity they deserve.


As of August 20, 2008, the Cheboygan County Board of Commissioners voted to adopt the Resolution No. 08-019:  To Reorganize the Legal Structure for Providing Veterans Services in Cheboygan County.  As a result of this action, the Cheboygan County Administrator and Human Resources Department will provide leadership and management assistance to this important county department.  The County Administrator will be directly responsible for the Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services and accountable to the County Commissioners.


The Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services will have three emergency relief funds in place for Veterans and their families:

  • The Soldiers Relief Fund
  • The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
  • The Veterans Assistance Fund 

These funds will be available to the Veteran for emergency monetary help when the fund's criteria have been met and approved by the appropriate commission.  If the Veteran finds him or herself in a situation that has left financial difficulties then the Veteran can apply for help from one of the three appropriate emergency funds.  It is important to note that with all three funds a simple application process is required, followed by approval by the relief fund's commission.  The Veteran must provide a copy of an Honorable DD-214 Military Discharge and must be able to show acceptable reason for the financial help requested.  We will assist all Veterans in obtaining a DD-214 if they do not have a copy available. Monies may not be accessible immediately upon receipt of the application.  The Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services will assess each circumstance and provide as much support as is possible, within the guidelines allowed by each fund.


The Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services is moving forward with great strides.  These new changes will provide more qualified and professional services for veterans.


Services that are available to veterans from the Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services are as follows:


Claims Assistance for the following benefits: 

  • Death and Burial Benefits
  • Compensation and Pension Benefits
  • Education Benefits
  • Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
  • GI Insurance Benefits
  • Certificates of Eligibility for Home Loans
  • Medical Benefits
  • Application for Commissary and Exchange Privileges
  • Correction of Military Records
  • Application for Medals
  • Review of Military Discharges 

The Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services communicates with all of the VA Medical Clinics and Hospitals in Michigan; Gaylord, Traverse City, Alpena, Saginaw, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Battle Creek, and Grand Rapids to assist veterans.


Cheboygan County has made a promise to all Cheboygan County Veterans that they will receive the highest quality of service that is available from the Cheboygan County Department of Veterans Services.


In this time of war, there is no greater public service role than to tend to the needs of our Military Veterans and their families.  Therefore, as public servants directly responsible for leading this cause, the Cheboygan County’s Board of Commissioners and their Administrator have made a sincere commitment to serve our County’s Veterans.