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The GI Bill® Comparison Tool arms our Nation's Veterans with the information that they need to make informed decisions on how to use their VA educaion benefits. Use the link GI Bill Comparison Tool

 

Toll free number gives veterans around-the-clock assistance
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) has formally launched the Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center (MVRSC), a collaborative partnership between the agency and the Michigan 211 system. The resource service center provides Michigan veterans and their families access to federal benefit programs, state services and local resources 24/7 with MVAA staff available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and MI-211 agents with training on veteran programs answering calls after hours and during the weekend. Services provided by MVRSC can be accessed by calling the toll free number, 1-800-MICH-VET or 1-800-642-4838.

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Veteran Benefits Assistance programs provide assistance for veterans who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law based on service to their country. The programs may help veterans understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are veteran rights organizations that offer a range of advocacy services as well as legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.

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Veteran Outpatient Clinics Outpatient medical facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provide routine primary medical care for eligible veterans. Services generally include x-rays, general health check ups, blood pressure checks, treatment for basic illnesses and laboratory tests.

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Veteran Burial Benefits A program of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs that provides a variety of burial benefits for eligible deceased veterans of peacetime or wartime service who have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable and, in the case of some benefits, for their dependents.  Included are burial in a national cemetery (opening and closing the grave, headstones and markers and perpetual care); headstones and markers for graves of veterans that are located anywhere in the world as well as niche markers for urns; headstones or markers for memorial plots in situations where the veteran's remains are not available for burial; Presidential Memorial Certificates; and burial flags which drape the veteran's coffin and are given to the next of kin or close associate following the funeral.  Burial and funeral allowances are also available to certain veterans under specified conditions.

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