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The Office Will be Closed:

September 5, 2022


Veterans Coffee Hour

  • September 28 from 9am – 1pm ***Stay for lunch and other resources!
  • October 26 from 9-10am

Cheboygan VFW 450 W. State St.  Cheboygan

4th Wednesday of Every Month from 9-10AM

Join us for free coffee, donuts, and conversation!



Home Town Heroes

Sara Cunningham is our Home Town Hero of the Year for 2022.

Robert Wallin is our Home Town Hero for September 2022

William Beethem is our Home Town Hero for August 2022

Albert Rosenfeldt is our Home Town Hero for July 2022

Diane Mills is our Home Town Hero for June 2022

Louis Smith is our Home Town Hero for May 2022

Duke Mayo is our Home Town Hero for April 2022

Phil Oppenheiser is our Home Town Hero for March 2022

Pete Koszut is our Home Town Hero for February 2022

Roger Cronk is our Home Town Hero for January 2022

Tracy Heath is our Home Town Hero for December 2021

Warren Meyer was our Home Town Hero for November 2021

Tom Smith was our Home Town Hero for October 2021

If you would like to nominate a veteran to be a future Home Town Hero, please complete this form and send it to our office.

Home Town Heroes Nomination Form

Hometown Heroes


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
  • Dependents and Survivors Benefits
  • Housebound Aid and Attendance Services
  • Burial Benefits
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment VR&E
  • VA Civilian Health and Medical Program CHAMPVA
  • Limited Emergency financial assistance to qualified veterans and surviving spouses
  • Assistance with debt management center issues
  • Educational Benefits
  • Life Insurance Services
  • Certificates of Eligibility for Home Loans
  • Correction of Military Records
  • Application for Medals and Military Records
  • DD214 (Military Discharge)
  • Specially Adapted Housing/Special Housing Adaption
  • Automobile and Special Adaptive Equipment

**New VA Changes**

The PACT Act has been signed into law. These changes apply for veterans and surviving spouses. If you are affected by any of these changes, please call us and make an appointment to file a claim for VA benefits.

The PACT Act will bring these changes for Gulf War and Post-9/11 Veterans:

  • Expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures for Gulf War, and post-9/11 eras
  • Adds more than 20 new presumptive conditions for burn pits exposure
  • Requires VA to provide a toxic exposure screening to every Veteran enrolled in VA health care

These cancers are now presumptive:

  • Brain cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer of any type
  • Glioblastoma
  • Head cancer of any type
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lymphatic cancer of any type
  • Lymphoma of any type
  • Melanoma
  • Neck cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Reproductive cancer of any type
  • Respiratory (breathing-related) cancer of any type

 

These illnesses are now presumptive:

  • Asthma that was diagnosed after service
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Constrictive bronchiolitis or obliterative bronchiolitis
  • Emphysema
  • Granulomatous disease
  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
  • Pleuritis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis

If you served in any of these locations during these time periods, it has been determined that you had exposure to burn pits or other toxins. This is considered having a presumption of exposure.

On or after September 11, 2001, in any of these locations:

  • Afghanistan
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen
  • The airspace above any of these locations

On or after August 2, 1990, in any of these locations:

  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Somalia
  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • The airspace above any of these locations

The PACT Act will bring these changes for Veterans exposed to Agent Orange:

  • Expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans of the Vietnam era
  • Adds more presumptive-exposure locations for Agent Orange
  • Requires VA to provide a toxic exposure screening to every Veteran enrolled in VA health care

New Agent Orange presumptive conditions:

  • High blood pressure (also called hypertension)
  • Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)

5 new locations to the list of presumptive Agent Orange exposure locations:

  • Any U.S. or Royal Thai military base in Thailand from January 9, 1962, through June 30, 1976
  • Laos from December 1, 1965, through September 30, 1969
  • Cambodia at Mimot or Krek, Kampong Cham Province from April 16, 1969, through April 30, 1969
  • Guam or American Samoa or in the territorial waters off of Guam or American Samoa from  January 9, 1962, through July 30, 1980
  • Johnston Atoll or on a ship that called at Johnston Atoll from January 1, 1972, through September 30, 1977

If you served in any of these locations during these time periods it will automatically be assumed (or “presumed”) that you had exposure.

The PACT Act will bring these changes for Veterans exposed to Radiation:

  • Expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures
  • Adds more presumptive-exposure locations for Radiation
  • Requires VA to provide a toxic exposure screening to every Veteran enrolled in VA health care

3 new response efforts to the list of presumptive radiation exposure locations:

  • Cleanup of Enewetak Atoll, from January 1, 1977, through December 31, 1980
  • Cleanup of the Air Force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons off the coast of Palomares, Spain, from January 17, 1966, through March 31, 1967
  • Response to the fire onboard an Air Force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons near Thule Air Force Base in Greenland from January 21, 1968, to September 25, 1968

If you took part in any of these efforts, it will automatically be assumed (or “presumed”) that you had exposure to radiation.


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.

Camp Lejeune

August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 (30 days of cumulative service)
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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

Veterans Brochure
Camp Lejeune
2019 Appeals Modernization

Director

Veteran Service Officer

Sara Cunningham, Accredited
veterans@cheboygancounty.net
(231) 627-8833

Asst. County Veteran Service Officer

Brian Crittenden, Accredited
veterans@cheboygancounty.net
(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
Appointments are preferred but Walk-ins are welcome.
Check for holiday availability.

We are fully accredited county veteran service officers here to provide claims and benefit assistance to veterans and their families.  We are a FREE service provided by the county.

Veterans Crisis Line – Dial 988 then Press 1 **click here**

NON-EMERGENCY PUBLIC SAFETY NUMBERS

Cheboygan County Sheriff Department
County Building
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721
231.627.3155

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Indian River Field Office
6984 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749
231.238.9313

Cheboygan Department of Public Safety
Cheboygan City Hall
403 N. Huron St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721
231.627.4321

Mackinaw City Police Department
Village Hall
102 S. Huron Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
231.436.7861

Tuscarora Township Police Department
Tuscarora Township Hall
3546 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI 49749
231.238.9481

CONTACT US

Cheboygan County
870 S. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721
231.627.8855