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Important Information for Oakland County Veterans

Property Tax Exemption - Public Act 161 of 2013 (formerly Senate Bill 352) provides a property tax exemption to veterans who are rated 100%, totally and permanently disabled, by the Department of Veterans Affairs.  This includes veterans rated 100% under Individual Unemployability. The exemption is also provided to unremarried surviving spouses of veterans who met this criteria at the time of their death. Veterans/spouses need to apply for the exemption annually and should contact one of our offices for further information.

Affordable Care Act - VA Health Care meets the "minimum essential coverage" that is required by the Affordable Care Act. If you are enrolled in VA health care, you do not need to take additional steps to meet the health care law coverage standards. If you are not currently enrolled, our office is available to answer questions about eligibility and assist you with the enrollment process. Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs for more information on VA Health Care and the Affordable Care Act.

 Veterans Identification Cards - Beginning Thursday, May 10, 2012 Oakland County Veterans will be able to obtain a Veterans ID Card through the Oakland County Clerks Office located in the Oakland County Courthouse, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI.  You must appear in person to be photographed and bring the items below:

  • Original military discharge papers (unless currently on file with our clerks office)
  • Valid driver license or state ID
  • $10.00 fee (cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Money Order)

Veterans may use this ID card to obtain discounts at many merchants in the area.  Merchants participate on a voluntary basis and not all are publicized.  It is recommended to always ask if a discount is offered. 

Combat Veteran Healthcare Eligibility - The Department of Veterans Affairs provides 5 years of cost-free health care services for conditions possibly related to military service for veterans who served in a theater of combat operations after November 11, 1998 (commonly referred to as OEF/OIF veterans). VA Fact Sheet 

Agent Orange presumptive conditions - The Department of Veterans Affairs presumes certain disabilities are service connected in veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam between 1/9/62 and 5/7/75. These specific disabilities include: Type 2 Diabetes, Ischemic Heart Disease, Respiratory Cancers, Prostate Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, B Cell Leukemia, Porphyria Cutanea Tarda, Chloracne & Peripheral Neuropathy. 

Please contact us if you served in Vietnam, or in come cases, Korea, and are a veteran or the next of kin of a veteran who has/had one of the above conditions. Please see VA Fact Sheet for additional information on presumptive disability benefits.

Prescriptions available through VA - Prescriptions are available through the VA for eligible veterans.  The co-payment is $9.00 per 30-day supply.  In some circumstances there is no co-payment.  Please contact our office so that we can discuss the VA prescription program.

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Pontiac, MI 
The Pontiac CBOC is located at 44200 Woodward Ave. Ste 208, Pontiac, MI 48341. Telephone: (248)332-4540.  Please contact one of our offices if you are interested in registering for medical care at this facility. 

 Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. Oakland County is honored to be home to one of two National Cemeteries in the State of Michigan. For more information, please visit their website here.