Important Information for Oakland County Veterans
Oakland County, MichiganVeteransImportant Information for Oakland County Veterans

Important Information for Oakland County Veterans

Camp Lejeune presumptive conditions - The Department of Veterans Affairs presumes certain disabilities are service connected for active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and are diagnosed with any of the following conditions: Adult Leukemia, Aplastic Anemia and other Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Liver Cancer, Non-Hodgin's Lymphoma and Parkinson's Disease. Please contact one of our offices with any questions or for more information on how to apply for compensation. VA Press Release

VA National Cemetery Pre-Need Determination - The Department of Veterans Affairs now provides eligibility determination for interment in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Interested individuals can contact one of our offices for assistance in submitting an application.

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 as a result of a service connected disability, 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 Designation on Michigan Driver's License - Michigan veterans can display their proof of service right on their Michigan driver's license. Visit Michigan Secretary of State or contact one of our offices for more information.

Veterans Identification Cards -Oakland County veterans are able to obtain a Veterans ID Card through the Oakland County Clerks Office located on the Ground Floor, 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

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. 

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. Please contact one of our offices for more information.