Resources & Benefit Information

VA Disability CompensationGratiot County Department of Veterans Affairs Logo

  • A benefit paid to a discharged service member for chronic disabilities or diseases that occurred as a result of one’s military service.
  • There is no time limit for a veteran to file their disability compensation claim.
  • If qualified, assist veterans in applying for Total Disability Individual Unemployability.

VA Non-Service Connected Pension

  • Income and asset driven monetary benefit 
  • War era veterans

Veterans Emergency Assistance Programs

  • MVAA Grant Program (County Run)
    • Veterans Emergency Assistance Fund
    • Food4Veterans
  • Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
    • GCDVA reviews/approves applicants
  • Gratiot County Soldier and Sailor Fund

VA Health Benefits

  • Eligibility – served on active duty or were called to active duty (Guard/Reserve)
  • Time in service – based on service period
  • Discharge – under any condition other than dishonorable
  • Spouses/Dependents – CHAMPVA (If eligible)

Survivor Benefits

  • Death Pension (Veteran’s Non-Service Connected death)
  • Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (Veteran’s Service Connected Death)

Memorial and Burial Benefits

  • US Flag, Military Honors, Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • Monetary Benefits (Federal/State/County)
  • Burial in a National Cemetery
  • Veteran Headstone/Marker