veterans

WMUK

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

Bullit Marquez / The Associated Press

Presidents will say “The state of the union is strong” at some point during their address to Congress. Bill Hartung says the state of the “military industrial complex” is strong as well.


Legislature Backtracks On Detroit Veterans Home

Dec 15, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A new veterans’ home may not go in Detroit as originally planned. State lawmakers OK’d a bill Wednesday that says the new home can go in Wayne, Oakland or Macomb counties. If the state still can’t find a place within 45 days, then it can look in the greater southeast Michigan area. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Grand Rapids) A report says troubles at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ Home are largely resolved. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

If you’re a veteran and you need to apply for federal benefits, in theory you can fill out the paperwork by yourself. In reality, it might not be so simple.

“Filing a benefit, it’s like trying to do your taxes,” says Mike Hoss, Kalamazoo County’s Veteran Service Coordinator.


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