The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) serves as the central coordinating point for Michigan veterans, connecting those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, to services and benefits throughout the state. MVAA was created by Executive Order 2013-2 and began operations on March 20, 2013, the 10 th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

MVAA is a state government agency and is housed within Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The agency works to identify and break down barriers veterans face in employment, education, health care and quality of life, making Michigan a great place for veterans and their families to call home. The agency aggregates veterans services currently found in 14 state agencies as well as hundreds of community-based veteran programs to create a ‘no wrong door’ access to benefits and services.

24 Hour Veterans Crisis Line  800-273-8255 Press 1


Military Job Seekers

Find a Job

Tools for Job Seekers

Licensing & Credentialing


Transition Assistance

The Value in Hiring Veterans

Certified Veteran-Friendly

Finding Veterans to Hire


Using Financial Aid with the GI Bill

Benefits for Family Members

Veterans Educational Assistance Program

$600 Buy-up Program

Army Tuition Assistance

Reserve Educational Assistance 

Michigan Veteran Education Initiative

Veteran-Friendly Schools in Michigan

Credit for Service

Fast Track Programs

Yellow Ribbon Program

Veterans on Campus

GI Bill Resources for Schools

Children of Veterans' Tuition Grant Program

Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance Program

Application for High School Diploma for Michigan WWII, Korean and Vietnam Veterans


Online Mental Health Screening

Your Federal Health Benefits

Disability Compensation

Service Connected/Presumptive Conditions

Benefits for 100 percent Disabled Veterans

Providers & Resources

PTSD Training Law Enforcement Resources

The Affordable Care Act



Pension and Aid & Attendance

Veteran License Plates and IDs

Veterans Justice

Emergency Assistance

100 percent Disabled Veteran Benefits

Disability Compensation

Survivor Benefits

Justice for Vets

Stateside Legal Help

Veterans Justice Outreach


DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

Application Policies and Fees


Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Phoenix Bldg.

5th Floor
222 N. Washington Square
P.O. Box 30104
Lansing, MI 48909


e-mail MVAA

Locate a Benefit Counselors

American Legion Department of Michigan

212 North Verlinden Ave
Suite A, Lansing, MI 48915

517- 371-4720
517- 371-2401 Fax

American Legion Department of Michigan  Service Officer

Mr. Gary Easterling
Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building
Rm. 1210
477 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

313-964-5697 Fax

E-mail the Service Officer