Benefits for Veterans

Oakland County Veterans' Services has experienced benefits counselors who can provide assistance to veterans in filing claims or appealing adverse decisions regarding the following benefits:

​Oakland County Veterans Services Division: Summary of Benefits*

Please call one of our offices if you have questions regarding any of these benefits or to obtain a list of documents which we will need to assist you in the completion of any claims. 

  • Pontiac Veterans Services Office - 248-858-0785
  • Troy/South Oakland Veterans Services Office - 248-655-1250

Emergency Financial Assistance

Oakland County is currently running an Emergency Financial Assistance Program which assists veterans impacted by COVID-19. Information on the program can be found here:
Veterans COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief.

Disability Compensation

Monetary compensation for disability that arose during or were aggravated by service or are presumed to be related to military service. In addition, the surviving dependent of a service member who died in the line of duty or from a service-related injury or illness may be eligible for monetary compensation.

Pension

Monetary benefit to wartime veterans with limited income and who are either age 65 or older or who are permanently and totally disabled due to a non service connected disability. This benefit may also be available to the dependents of a deceased veteran.

Health Care

The VA is a full-service healthcare provider to veterans who meet eligibility criteria. As a general rule, a veteran must be enrolled, and treatment must be at VA facilities or approved for outside facilities.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Both VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and VA Medical Center Detroit are providing COVID-19 vaccinations to all veterans who are currently enrolled at those facilities. Our office can assist with enrollments.

Burial Benefits

The VA provides a variety of burial benefits including:
  • Burial in a National Cemetery
  • Headstone or marker at any cemetery
  • Burial flag
  • Burial allowance
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate
In addition, Oakland County may provide a burial allowance, marker foundation fee and flag case.

Education

The VA pays benefits to eligible service members and veterans pursuing an approved education or training program. In addition, Vocational Rehabilitation benefits may be available to service-connected veterans.

Life Insurance

The VA provides insurance benefits to service members and veterans. As a general rule, veterans pay premiums on these policies. However, premiums may be waived in certain circumstances.

Home Loans

The VA provides home loan guarantees that may allow veterans to receive more favorable terms on a primary residence.

Transportation Program

Oakland County Veterans' Services provides barrier-free transportation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Detroit and Ann Arbor for veterans seeking treatment.

Information on the program can be found here: Transportation Program

* As of 3/22/2021

 Expert Assistance

​Utilize our expertise to navigate the process of completing and submitting applications for veteran benefits to the appropriate agency, ensuring that all necessary supporting evidence is submitted successfully. We are prepared to assist you in locating and obtaining supporting documentation such as military discharge papers, medical evidence, service records and more.

 Advocacy

Gain an important partner through the claims process. Through our professionalism and advocacy efforts, we will follow up with various organizations on your behalf to ensure you receive the benefits you have earned.

Questions? Contact:
(248) 858-0785

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits
  • Service Connected Disability Compensation
  • Non-Service Connected Disability Pension
  • Education/Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Home Loans
  • Life Insurance
  • Hospitalization/Medical Treatment
State and County Benefits
  • Soldiers Relief
  • County Burial Allowance
  • Michigan Veterans' Homes
  • Discharge Recording
  • Property Tax Exemption
Other
  • Military Records and Medals
  • Discharge Review/Corrections
  • CHAMPVA/Tricare Health Coverage
  • Referrals for Employment Assistance
  • Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC)
  • Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP)

Veteran Letterpress

Please call one of our offices if you have questions regarding any of these benefits or to obtain a list of documents which we will need to assist you in the completion of any claims.