Michigan State Veterans' Benefits

The state of Michigan provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits.

Michigan Veteran Housing Programs

Michigan State Veterans Homes
There are 2 Michigan State Veterans Homes, the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, and the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. All members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have been honorably discharged, served more than 90 days on active duty (more than 24 months if entering service after October 16, 1981), and served after December 7, 1941 may apply for admission to these homes. Michigan residency is not required, and spouses or surviving spouses may be admitted if space is available. Fees are income based.

Michigan Veterans Homeowners Assistance Program (MiVHAP)
The Michigan Attorney General targeted funds from the National Mortgage Settlement to assist Military Service Members and Veterans with issues related to the foreclosure crisis. The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund state office staff members will administer funding assistance to prevent foreclosure. Grants are subject to approval based on program criteria.
The MiVHAP will provide financial grant assistance to Active military service members; Reserve, Air and Army National Guard, and honorably discharged Veterans living or having lived in a home in Michigan. The MiVHAP may assist with residual effects related to the foreclosure crisis, since 2006. Eligible surviving spouses of military service members, whose deaths have been deemed to be combat related since 2006, may also be provided financial assistance.

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Michigan Education and Financial Assistance Benefits

Tuition Grant Procedure Brief
Michigan provides an annual undergraduate tuition grant of up to $2,800 for the eligible children of certain deceased military personnel or totally and permanently disabled veterans.

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Michigan Veterans' Employment Services

Michigan offers veterans a large array of employment services including disabled veterans outreach programs and the Shifting Heroes Program, a component of the Michigan Shifting Gears Program which is a career-transition program for seasoned mid- and late-career professional talent going through, or preparing to go through, a career transition scenario.

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Visit the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs website for more information on any of these programs.

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