Veterans Services

​Upcoming Events

 NPower MI - Training Opportunity

  • ​16-week instructor-led virtual training

  • Opportunity for a paid internship or a project-based learning experience

  • Opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications: CompTIA A+ & IT Fundamentals+, Google IT Support Certificate and IT Generalist Apprenticeship credential

  • Exposure to Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon Web Services, and other leading technologies


Oakland County Veterans Resource Fair

Representatives will be onsite to serve all veterans, active duty, guard and reserves, and their families with these resources:

  • FREE nonperishable food boxes
  • Oakland County Veterans’ Services—providing information and claims assistance regarding a wide range of benefits available to veterans and their dependents, and giving away $50 Meijer gift cards—you must present a copy of your DD214 to be eligible
  • Oakland County Housing & Neighborhood Development—helping residents with housing counseling and more
  • Oakland County Health Department—COVID-19 vaccines based on CDC guidance
  • Oakland Community Health Network—addressing any behavioral health issues and concerns, including a health screening
  • Oakland County Michigan Works!—providing veterans and their families with career planning, training programs, job search resources and the opportunity to meet with an employment specialist

Questions? Contact:
Tyrone Jordan at | (248) 285-8016

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 ​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
 Disability Compensation

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.



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

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

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.


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

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

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

 Oakland County Michigan Works! Locations and Veterans Coordinators