Veterans Services

You served our country and now it is time we serve you

 ​Oakland County Michigan Works! Veterans Services

​Oakland County Michigan Works! provides U.S. military veterans and transitioning service members with access to the tools needed to obtain employment in southeast Michigan. In fact, all eligible veterans and their spouses receive priority status for job training programs.

Eligible Veterans:

Veteran Services
  • Served at least one day in the active* military, naval or air service
  • Discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable
*active service includes full-time Federal service in the National Guard or a Reserve component

Eligible Spouses of Any:

  • Veteran who died of a service-connected disability
  • Member of the Armed Forces on active duty who is missing in action, was captured in the line of duty, or forcibly detained by a foreign government or power, for a total of 90 or more days,
  • Veteran who has a service-connected total disability
  • Veteran who died while a disability was in existence

Contact your nearest Oakland County Michigan Works! office to learn more about personalized career services available to you, among them:

  • Job Search Assistance (priority access to job postings)
  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Employment Barrier Removal and Assistance
  • Training Opportunities – on-the-job training, classroom training and apprenticeships
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Workshops: interview, resume development and job searches
  • Labor Market Information

Eligible veterans and/or spouses will be referred to a State of Michigan Veterans Career Advisor. To learn more about services available, visit: The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Veterans Career Advisors


​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.

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.

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.

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.

Home Loans

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

Education

The VA pays benefits to eligible servicemembers 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 servicemembers 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.

* As of 3/22/2021

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