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Veteran Services

Veteran and dependent benefits

Brief description of veteran and dependent benefits.

The VA offers two different programs that could give a veteran monthly tax free income. One is Service Connected Compensation for disabilities. The other program is Nonservice Connected Pension, which is a reimbursement for medical expenses.  A veteran could receive either of these but not both.  If the veteran qualifies for both, the veteran would receive the higher of the two.  Nonservice Connected pension is based on income whereas Service Connected disabilities claims have no income threshold. 

The surviving spouse, child or parent of a service member who died in the line of duty, or the survivor of a veteran who died from a service-related injury or illness, could be eligible for a tax-free monetary benefit called Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC).   

Other benefits offered include emergent needs grants, which help with evictions, shut offs and car repairs, financial coaching, VAMC transportation, and a dedicated food bank for Macomb County veterans and dependents. Tax preparation services for veterans, regardless of what County to which they live, are also available. 

Located on the grounds of the former Sebille Manor, the new Michigan Veteran Homes at Chesterfield Township helps Veterans to "keep the freedom they know and love, along with the independence they've earned."   Please visit their website for more information.   

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