Veterans Agency Says It's Already Working To Remedy Issues With Benefits

Feb 12, 2018

Kalamazoo Veterans Park - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) The state’s veterans agency is working to make sure Michigan veterans receive all the benefits they deserve. 

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency connects veterans with benefits and resources. But a state audit found that its processes aren’t the best for connecting veterans on state assistance with potential federal benefits. The agency has been working to fix this since July.

James Redford is the Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

“With the benefit of this audit we recognize that there are areas we need to improve on and we’re working extremely diligently to do so.”

Redford says the agency has a new partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services. It will also implement new oversight methods in the agency.