Veterans Benefits that may be available to Monroe County Veterans and dependents.
Application for Admission - State Veterans Facility: A long term health care facility. Charges based on ability to pay.
Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: When it has been determined the veteran died of a service connected or related condition and was rated 100% service connected at time of death, this affords the widow/widower D.I.C., a specific rate based on veterans rank and longevity. Provided regardless of any other source of income.
Medical Care: Available at Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Detroit or Toledo, with priority given to service connected veterans receiving disability, non-service connected veterans receiving pension, and those with a medical problem and no ability to offset costs.
G.I. Bill Home Loans: Home loans are available on new or used homes, condos, or manufactured homes. Vets receive a eligibility certificate affording them the opportunity to purchase a home at zero down at a fixed, thirty-year interest rate. Veteran must qualify for home loan with private financial or lending institution.
Property tax relief: A veteran with a VA disability rating of 100% and rated Permanently and Totally disabled, may qualify for home property tax exemption. For more information call your local city/village or township clerk.
Veterans Service Connected Compensation: Monthly monetary benefit received for service connected injuries or conditions aggravated by military service.
Veterans Non-Service Connected Pension: Monthly monetary benefit awarded to veterans with war time service. Benefit is provided to veterans and spouses if they qualify under the asset and income guidelines.
Widows/Widowers Death Pension: All surviving spouses of deceased veterans with 90 days service and one day of service during a war time period may be eligible. Eligibility is based on income, assets and medical expenses. If over 60 years of age, they can receive a minimum monthly award to supplement their income.
Benefits Through County: See Benefits Through County page
Call or visit your local VA office for more information on all veterans benefits. Toll-free telephone service is available in all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico by dialing 1-800-827-1000.