Macomb County Veterans Services has experienced and dedicated benefits. Our counselors can provide assistance to Veterans in filing claims or appealing adverse decisions regarding the following benefits:
Please call our office, if you have questions regarding any of the benefits or to obtain a list of documents which we will need to assist you in completion of any claims.
Macomb county Veteran’s Services has experienced and dedicated benefit Counselors who can provide assistance to survivors / dependents in filing claims or appealing adverse decisions regarding the following benefits:
U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs Benefits:
Please call our office if you have questions regarding any of the benefits or to obtain a list of documents that we will need to assist you in the completion of any claims.
Exposure to Agent Orange is conceded when a Veteran served in Vietnam. The following conditions recognized by the VA when a Veteran is diagnosed with the following:
Do not file the VA claim alone. The VA claims process can be extremely complicated. Contact our office for assistance when filing an Agent Orange disability claim.
Former POWS who are diagnosed for any of the conditions in the five (5) categories below are presumed to be service connected for those conditions regardless of their length of time in captivity:
Any of the Anxiety States (e.g. PTSD ):
The following additional conditions are presumed to be service connected for former POWs who were captive for thirty (30) days or more:
Do not file the VA claim alone. The VA claims process can be extremely complicated. Contact our office for assistance when filing POW disability claim.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has implemented policies and procedures providing for 2 years – beginning on the date of separation from active duty military service – free health care services and nursing home care for soldiers/veterans who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Veterans are eligible if they served on active duty in a theater of combat operations during a period of war after the Gulf War or in combat against a hostile force during a period of “hostilities” after November 11, 1998, and have been discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
ARE NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE MEMBERS ALSO ELIGIBLE?
Yes, under certain conditions. National Guard and Reserve members are eligible for VA health care if they were ordered to active duty by a federal declaration, served the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty, and have separated from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions.
WHAT FORM SHOULD THOSE SEEING CARE BRING TO THE VA?
Active duty, National Guard and Reserve members who were activated to a combat mission and then separated from active duty receive a DD form 214, and are eligible for this program. Individuals seeking services under this authority should bring their DD form 214 when reporting to a VA health care facility.
WHAT IS COVERED?
This benefit covers all illnesses and injuries except those clearly unrelated to military service. Care may not be provided for any disability found to have resulted from a cause other than the military service in an area of combat operations. Coverage extends for a two year period following separation from active military service.
Macomb County Veterans Services