Veterans Affairs

A Word of Welcome

I am humbled and honored to be able to serve Gratiot County veterans and their families. Our team looks forward to guiding you and your family through our array of services.
Nancy M. Bozzer, Colonel, USAF (Retired), Director

Heroism doesn't always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history. -Mary Roach

What We Do

Provide assistance to veterans and their dependents to access benefits provided to veterans by county, state, and federal agencies, primarily the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


  • VA Compensation
  • VA Pensions
  • VA Healthcare assistance
  • Veteran and spouse burial benefits
  • Government headstones or markers
  • Veterans Relief Fund for emergency assistance
  • Military records request
  • VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility

All services provided by Gratiot County Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) are free of charge. This is just an overview of the services provided by our office. In addition to those services noted elsewhere, we also prepare requests for medals, assist with appeals to VA decisions, and assist in coordination with other human service agencies on behalf of the veteran, surviving spouse or dependents.


Under the direction of the Gratiot County Veterans Affairs Committee and the County Administrator, the Gratiot County Department of Veterans Affairs provides assistance to veterans, their survivors, and dependents in identifying and applying for benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The Gratiot County Department of Veterans Affairs also assists with applications for State and County benefits.


The Gratiot County Department of Veterans Affairs is now staffed and organized with two full-time Veterans Service Officers to meet your needs. Walk-ins for initial screening and general information are available from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal Holidays. Appointments are required for filing claims and highly encouraged to ensure timely service. Remote telephone appointments are still available if preferred.

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