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Helpful Services

Our guide covers three of the most critical issues for students:

  • A handpicked list of 70+ scholarships for veterans and active duty servicemembers
  • How to fill out FAFSA as a veteran and maximize your federal financial aid package
  • A breakdown of the most common benefits available to veterans

Members of the military may struggle with debt and personal finances. Your bills may have piled up while you were deployed, or you may be facing unemployment without a good education or other safety net to fall back on. Fortunately, we can help you discover programs and tools to help you control your finances.

Provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS).

Nursing care for veterans and their dependents. The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is a 758 bed nursing home for veterans, with 618 nursing care beds and 140 domiciliary beds. With a mission to provide an opportunity for independence and self worth, this home provides an extensive professional staff of physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and recreational therapy aides. Other services include an in-house pharmacy, rehabilitation therapy, pastoral care, and specialty clinics, such as dental and vision care.

Care to include domiciliary, skilled nursing care, basic nursing care, and special needs. The Home offers physician coverage as well as the following services: Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation (in-patient), Psychiatric Aftercare, Social Work, Routine Dental Examination, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Laboratory Services, Recreation Therapy, EKG, and Specialty Clinics.

Our goal is to reach veterans and their families who have been affected by mesothelioma and connect them to our website which offers free veteran specific resources and support. 1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, since 2004 over 5,000 veterans have died from mesothelioma. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. A large part of our mission is to help spread awareness to veterans and their families.

Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are entitled to disability compensation, pension and/or medical benefits through the VA. Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for compensation from the VA. Part of our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Our website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.

Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home. Programs and services offered include food assistance, financial assistance, essential home items, etc.

Disability compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. It is also paid to certain veterans disabled from VA health care. The benefits are tax-free

For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

In the United States, members of the military may be subject to specific tax filing and payment rules that don't affect most taxpayers. While some of these allowances are established at the federal level, others depend on the individual's state of residence, whether they serve in an active combat zone and similar factors. Here, you will find a simple breakdown of what to expect when filing taxes as a member of the Armed Forces.


Michigan

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) and Mott Community College have a standing working relationship designed to provide employment support services and access to state job services. For more information on the DLEG please visit http://www.michigan.gov/mdcd.

Provides resources such as emergent services to veterans struggling to make ends meet. The office is located at 1101 Beach St. Flint, MI 48502; phone number: (810) 257 — 3068.
Services include:

  • Emergent Services
  • VA Home Loans
  • Compensation Appeals
  • Burial Benefits

The Michigan DMVA provides resources to Michigan veterans to include:

  • Family Assistance
  • Emergency Grants
  • Career Counseling and Job Search
  • Federal Benefits
  • Financial Assistance
  • Education and Training
  • Healthcare Resources

Provides state military retirement benefit to former members of the Michigan National Guard (Army or Air).

  • Family Assistance Centers
  • STARBASE
  • Freedom Academy
  • Young Heroes Program
  • Mobilizing Mentors
  • Michigan National Guard Youth Camp
  • Michigan Youth Challenge Academy
  • Drug Demand Reduction Program

Employment, Education, Healthcare, Quality of Life and Veterans Homes.

The Vet Center welcomes home war Veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment services in a caring manner. We assist Veterans and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment. The Vet Center Welcomes You With: Readjustment Counseling, VA Benefits Assistance, Marriage and Family Counseling, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Assistance, Employment Counseling, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Counseling, Sexual Trauma Counseling/Referral. 4048 Bay Road Saginaw, Michigan 48603 Phone: 989-321-4650

A comprehensive list of VA medical facilities in Michigan


Federal

The Center assists eligible veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from VA. The Center acts only as a mediator and facilitator. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by VA.

The female population in the military is growing! Get information about education, compensation, pensions, healthcare, and more!

Virtual gateway for all eligible Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers. In addition to Tuition Assistance, Soldiers can manage their education records including college classes, testing, on-duty classes and Army Education Counselor support.

Do you need a copy of your DD214 or another document pertaining to your military records? Follow this link to fill out the request form.

Request for Military Transcripts:

Transcripts need to be requested from the military service branch and sent directly to:

  • Mott Community College
  • Attn: Records Department
  • 1401 E. Court St
  • Flint, MI 48503

If you are interested in applying for a VA loan please follow the link or visit http://www.valoans.com/ for more information.

Veterans and currently serving may request important service documents such as their DD Form 214.

Veterans On-Line Application is available for veterans to apply for benefits such as pension, education and health care. The development of this website has resulted in faster processing times for benefits.

This web site provides information on health care services available to women Veterans, including comprehensive primary care as well as specialty care such as reproductive services, rehabilitation, mental health, and treatment for military sexual trauma.

May 4, 2017
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