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Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs

Monroe County Veteran Emergency Financial Assistance

What you need to provide to apply for County Emergency Financial Assistance benefits:

DD-214
Valid Michigan Photo ID 
Verification of Income and Expenses
Utility Shut-off Notices
Foreclosure Notice
Eviction Notice

Widows must also provide:
Marriage Certificate
Certified Death Certificate

Emergency Financial Assistance Application

Submit application by email, fax, mail or drop off to:
Email: robert_kull@monroemi.org
Fax: 734-240-3286
Mail or drop off: 965 S. Raisinville Rd. Monroe, MI 48161
                                
Call 734-240-3287 for more information or assistance

 County Burial Benefits

The Monroe County Department of Veterans Affairs assists veterans and surviving spouses with burial expenses. To qualify, the veteran must have an Honorable Discharge with at least 90 days of recognized war time service and at the time of the of veteran's death, assets are less than $40,000, not including a home of residence.

The county will provide a one time payment of $300.00 toward burial expenses and $50.00 toward the cost of installing a military government marker at the veteran's gravesite. There is no cost for the military marker. Spouses of veterans are not eligible for a military government marker.

To apply for these benefits, you will need the following documents: 

Military Discharge (DD-214 or equivalent)
Certified Death Certificate
Itemized Funeral Bill

Please bring these documents to the Monroe County Department of Veterans Affairs location  

                               965 S. Raisinville Rd. Monroe, MI 48161

Call 734-240-3287 for more information or assistance