FAQS

FAQS (8)

Why is the VA asking for financial information when applying for health care?

If you fall within categories 7-8 (according to the 10-10ez form) income is considered.  “Life is unfair” not all veterans qualify or are entitled to all VA benefits.

Can you tell me about the claims process?

Please follow this link for a complete answer to this question.

Understanding the Claims Process

I was injured during the time I served, but never said anything, what should I do?

This situation requires building a case that you indeed did injury yourself during your time in service.  This is not impossible, but it may take time to build.  Visit an accredited veteran service officer to find out if a case can be built.  www.mivabenefits.org/find

I am a veteran on low-income do I qualify for assistance?

If you served during a war-time era, it is possible you qualify for a VA Non-Service Pension which is based on service and income. Visit an accredited veteran service officer to find out more.  www.mivabenefits.org/find

Are surviving spouses eligible for survivor benefits?

Possibly, this is determined on a case by case base, visit an accredited veteran service officer to find out more.  www.mivabenefits.org/find

Is there emergency financial help available to service members or veterans in the state of Michigan?

If you are Michigan National Guard or Army Reserve family member deployed check out the Michigan National Guard Family Readiness page. https://www.mi.ngb.army.mil/family/default.asp

Family Financial Assistance from the MING starts here https://www.mi.ngb.army.mil/family/FinAsst.asp#Fund Docs

Veterans:  Michigan established the “Michigan Veterans Trust Fund” which is administered by individual county veteran affairs boards. The relief fund might be able to provide you with assistance.  Visit your county veteran affairs office and visit The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund page

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