Veterans Affairs

Effective 3/19/2020
Because of the Covid-19 State of Emergency the Michigan Works Building that houses the MECOSTA COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE is open, however, it is operating by APPOINTMENTS ONLY. Therefore, the MECOSTA COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER WILL BE WORKING BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY during normal working hours Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 10am-5pm. You may call (231) 592-0124 or email to set an appointment. If you have an appointment and the Veteran Service Officer is running late you will be asked to wait in your vehicle until he finishes with his prior appointment. Please be kind and courteous through these trying times. You and your case is important to us. Thank you! Paul MacKersie, your veterans service officer.


Office Hours:

The office will be closed Tuesday, February 9 through Thursday, February 11. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Services:
The Department of Veterans Affairs assists veterans their families, dependents, and survivors in filing claims for federal, state and county veterans benefits to which they may be entitled.

Veterans Benefits:
  • Service-Connected Disability Compensation
  • Non-Service Connected Disability Pension
  • Medical Benefits and Treatment
  • Home Loan Guarantee
  • Education Benefits
  • Appeals
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
Survivors/Dependents Benefits:
  • County Burial Allowance
  • Veterans Affairs Burial Allowances
  • Death Pension
  • Dependency & Indemnity Compensation
  • Grave Markers
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate
  • Burial Flag

For Your Information

Miscellaneous Phone Numbers

  • Benefits (VA Regional Office) - 800-827-1000, 1, 0, Fax 1-313-226-4169
  • VA Regional Office – Detroit, MI - 313-576-1000
  • Benefits in Canada (other than health) - 802-296-5177
  • Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) - 866-584-2344
  • ChampVA - 800-733-8387, Fax 303-331-7804
  • Claims Adjudicator, VARO Detroit - 313-226-4200
  • DD/EFT Information, Hotline - 877-838-2778
  • Debt Management - 800-827-0648
  • Diabetes Helpline - 800-749-8387
  • Education and Training - 888-442-4551
  • Education – State Approving Agency, MI - 517-373-6551
  • Eligibility Center (Home Loan) - 888-244-6711, Fax 336-631-5498
  • Employment Services Information - 800-455-5228
  • Guardianship (Fiduciary Department) - 313-226-4165, Fax 313-226-4168
  • Gulf War / Agent Orange Helpline - 800-749-8387
  • Memorial Programs Services (Headstones and Markers) - 800-697-6947, Fax 800-455-7143
  • Healthcare Benefits - 877-222-8387
  • Healthcare Benefits in Canada - 802-296-6379
  • Health Eligibility Center - 800-929-8387
  • Life Insurance (NSLI, Disabled Vets) - 800-669-8477, Fax 215-381-3561
  • Life Insurance (VGLI) - 800-419-1473
  • Mammography Hotline - 888-492-7844
  • Pension Management Ctr., VARO Milwaukee, WI - 877-294-6380
  • Property Management - 313-226-4200
  • Publication Unit, VARO Detroit, MI - 800-827-1000, 3522 or 313-226-4370
  • SHAD Helpline - 800-749-8387
  • Spina Bifida - 800-733-8387
  • Telecom. Device for the Deaf (TDD) - 800-829-4833
  • Tele-Nurse - 888-838-6446
  • Veterans Employment Services Information - 800-455-5228
  • Voc Rehab – Detroit, MI - 313-226-4300
  • Voc Rehab – Lansing, MI - 517-393-4140, Fax 517-393-3450
  • Work Study – St Louis, MO - 314-552-9861, Fax 314-552-9533
  • Toll-Free Number - 888-442-4551 (ask for WSU)
  • Michigan Veterans Trust Fund - Phone: 1-517-373-3130, Fax: 1-517-335-1631
  • D J Jacobetti Home for Veterans - Phone: 1-800-433-6760, Fax: 1-906-226-2380
  • Grand Rapids Home for Veterans - Phone: 1-800-642-4838, Fax: 1-616-364-5412
  • Fort Custer National Cemetery - Phone: 1-616-731-4164, Fax: 1-616-731-2428
  • American Legion (AL) - Phone: 1-313-964-6640, Fax: 1-313-964-5697
  • AMVETS - Phone: 1-313-964-6920
  • Catholic War Veterans - Phone: 1-313-226-4182
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - Phone: 1-313-964-6595, Fax: 1-313-964-6576
  • Jewish War Veterans - Phone: 1-313-226-4327
  • Marine Corps League (MCL) - Phone: 1-313-964-6830/1, Fax: 1-313-964-6845
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) - Phone: 1-313-964-6888, Fax: 1-313-964-4662
  • Non-Commissioned Officers Assoc. - Phone: 1-313-576-3382
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) - Phone: 1-313-961-9583
  • Polish Legion of American Veterans - Phone: 1-313-226-7779
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - Phone: 1-313-964-6510 , Fax: 1-313-964-6545
  • Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) - Phone: 1-313-961-9568, Fax: 1-313-961-0091
  • CHAMPVA - Phone: 1-800-733-8387 , Fax: 1-303-331-7804
  • Pre-Authorization (Mental Health/Substance) - Phone: 1-800-240-4068
  • Abuse - Phone: 1-800-733-8387
  • All Others - Phone: 1-800-733-8387 (Select Opt. #2)
  • TRICARE Heartland Beneficiary Line – Region 5 - Phone: 1-800-941-4501
  • TRICARE Service Center – Wurtsmith AFB - Phone: 1-989-739-9367
  • TRICARE Claims – Region 5 - Phone: 1-800-493-1613
  • TRICARE Health Care Information Line - Phone: 1-800-213-5453
  • TRICARE Authorization – Medical In-Patient - Phone: 1-800-941-4501 or 1-800-991-2301
  • TRICARE Authorization – Mental Health - Phone: 1-800-941-4501, option 6
  • TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy, Express Scripts - Phone: 1-866-363-8667
  • TRICARE Retiree Dental Program - Phone: 1-888-838-8737
  • TRICARE Senior Pharmacy Program (age 65+) - Phone: 1-877-363-6337
  • TRICARE for Life Medical Program (age 65+) - Phone: 1-888-363-5433
  • TRICARE Prime Remote (for Active Duty) - Phone: 1-888-363-2273
  • TRICARE Dental (for Active Duty) - Phone: 1-800-866-8499
  • TRICARE Heartland Provider Line (for Physician and Hospital use only) - Phone: 1-800-991-2301
  • TRICARE Prime Remote – Active Duty - Phone: 1-888-363-2273
  • TRICARE Claims – Active Duty - Phone: 1-800-876-1131
  • TRICARE Dental – Active Duty - Phone: 1-800-866-8499

Veterans Health Administration, Michigan & Services

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center
1500 Weiss Street, Saginaw, MI 48602
(989) 497-2500
(800) 406-5143
Fax (989) 791-2428

Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 769-7100
(800) 361-8387
Fax (734) 761-7870

Battle Creek VA Medical Center
5500 Armstrong Road, Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 966-5600
Fax (269) 966-5483

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
4646 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 576-1000
(800) 511-8056
Fax (313) 576-1095
Fax (313) 576-1991

Iron Mountain VA Medical Center
325 East "H" Street, Iron Mountain, MI 49801-4760
(906) 774-3300
(906) 779-3114
Fax (700) 769-3300

Benton Harbor Outpatient Clinic
960 Agard Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022-4032
(616) 925-5912
Fax (616) 925-6881

Flint Outpatient Clinic
G-3267 Beecher Road, Flint, MI 48532
(810) 720-2913
Fax (810) 720-3296

Gaylord Outpatient Clinic
806 South Otsego, Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-6555
Fax (989) 732-6577

Grand Rapids Outpatient Clinic
3019 Coit NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 365-9575
(888) 841-4572
Fax (616) 365-9471

Hancock Outpatient Clinic
c/o Portage Health System, 200 Michigan Avenue, Hancock, MI 49930-1495
(906) 482-7762
Fax (906) 482-7762

Ironwood Outpatient Clinic
Grand View Clinic, N10565 Grand View Lane,
Ironwood, MI 49938
(906) 932-6161
Fax (906) 932-6161

Jackson Outpatient Clinic
Foote Family Medical Center, 2200 Springport Road,
Jackson, MI 49202
(517) 787-8010
Fax (517) 784-2797

Jacobetti Outpatient Clinic
425 Fisher Street, Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 226-4618
Fax (906) 226-4618

Lansing Outpatient Clinic
2727 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 374-4295
Fax (517) 374-4296

Menominee Outpatient Clinic
1101 11th Avenue, Suite 2, Menominee, MI 49858
(906) 863-1286
Fax (906) 863-1286

Muskegon Outpatient Clinic
165 E. Apple Avenue, Building F, 2nd Floor,
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 725-4105
Fax (231) 725-8196

Oscoda Outpatient Clinic
5671 Skeel Avenue, Suite 4, Oscoda, MI 48750
(929) 747-0026
Fax (989) 747-0029

Pontiac Outpatient Clinic
950 University Drive, Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 409-0585

Sault Ste. Marie Outpatient Clinic
c/o Tribal Health Clinic, 2864 Ashmun Road
Sault Ste. Maire, MI 49783
C (906) 253-9564
Fax (906) 253-9564

Traverse City Outpatient Clinic
Foundation Health Services, Inc.
745 S. Garfield, Suite D, Traverse City, MI 49648
(231) 932-9720
Fax (231) 995-9302

Yale Outpatient Clinic
7470 Brockway Road, Yale, MI 48097
(810) 387-3211
Fax (810) 387-2279

Dearborn Vet Center
2821 Monroe Street, Detroit, MI 48124
(313) 277-1428
Fax (313) 277-5471

Detroit Vet Center
4161 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-6509

Grand Rapids Vet Center
1940 Eastern Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507
(616) 243-0385

VISN 11 Veterans In Partnership
P.O. Box 134002, Ann Arbor, MI 48113-4002
(734) 930-5950
Fax (734) 930-5932
Detroit Regional Office
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
(800) 827-1000
(313) 226-4125
Fort Custer National Cemetery
15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, MI 49102
(616) 731-4164
Fax (616) 731-2428

The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans
Admissions Office, 425 Fisher Street, Marquette, MI 49855
(800) 433-6760
(906) 226-3576

The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
3000 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(800) 642-4838
(616) 364-5300