Veteran Affairs

Melissa Alex
Ed Salisbury

555 West Cedar Avenue, Suite B
Gladwin, MI 48624

Phone: 989.426.4891
Fax: 989.426.4182

vadirector@gladwincounty-mi.gov

HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Michigan Association of County Veterans Counselors

“Throughout the course of American history, courageous men and women have taken up arms to secure, defend, and maintain these core principles upon which our Nation’s freedoms depend.” – George Bush

Who We Are:

The Gladwin County Office of Veterans Affairs is a non-profit office supported by Gladwin County. This office has provided Gladwin County veterans and their families with professional veterans benefit advocacy and support for over 50 years. Our office is accredited by the State of Michigan and the Department of Veterans Affairs. We are also supported by all Veteran Service Organizations.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to assist Veterans and their families obtain local, state and federal benefits. We help them discover the benefits to which they are entitled and assist them with the application process. We are committed to provide quality service and advocacy for our veterans and their families.

Who is Eligible for Benefits:

– Veteran

– Spouse of Veteran

– Surviving spouse of Veteran

– Child of a deceased or disabled Veteran

– Parent who lost a son or daughter in military service.

MakeTheConnection.net

MakeTheConnection.net connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and transitioning from service. The site is free and accessible to everyone.

Programs & Services

 

Recently Separated Veterans

  • Recording DD-214
  • VA Health Care | Enrollment/Dental Care | Enrollment
  • SGLI conversions
  • Establish Eligibility for State of MI Benefits
  • eBenefits Registration

 

Disabled Veterans

  • Compensation Claims
  • Filing Appeals
  • VA Non-Service Connected Pension
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Programs
  • Agent Orange Assistance

 

Health Benefits

  • My Healthevet
  • VA Medical Care
  • TRICARE
    CHAMPVA

 

Education Benefits

  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • VetEd
  • Pell Grant Applications

In Time of Passing

  • Dependency & Indemnity Compensation
  • Widows Pension
  • Burial Allowance
  • Burial Markers & Medallions
  • Survivor Benefits
  • Burial Flags
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate

 

Financial Assistance

  • Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund
  • Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
  • Michigan Veterans Housing Assistance Program

 

All Other Services

  • Discharge Review & Upgrade
  • GI Home Loan Guarantee
  • Requests for Lost Military Records
  • Employment Assistance
  • Veteran Owned Business Resources
  • Many other Veterans resources and information.

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE: YOU’VE ALREADY PAID FOR OUR LIBERTY!

Please Come See Us If:

– You want more information on the programs and services

– Need transportation assistance to VA Medical facilities

– Feel frustrated with government agencies

– Need food or shelter

– Need help finding a job

– Feel helpless or angry

– Are having trouble receiving benefits

– Just need someone to talk to

Veterans Crisis Line: 1.800.273.8255 (press 1)