Michigan has a Veterans Trust Fund
Are you aware of your benefits? Michigan has a Veterans Trust Fund that is used to assist veterans in need of emergency grants for:
- Mortgage payments
- Past due utility bills
- Medical bills (limit to $200)
- Dental/optical bills
- Vehicle payments
- Vehicle repairs
- Home repairs
- Vehicle insurance
To be eligible you must be a resident of Michigan and Macomb County; discharged under honorable conditions; serve 180 days of active wartime service OR have been awarded an expeditionary medal.
- WWI: April 6, 1917 – Nov. 1, 1918
- WWII: Dec. 7, 1941 – Dec. 31 1946
- KOREA: June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955
- VIETNAM: Feb. 28, 1961 – May 7, 1975
- PERSIAN GULF: Aug. 2, 1990 – Present
Emergent need is further defined to mean an unforeseen circumstance causing a temporary financial emergency or hardship that a grant will resolve. The key factor in determining whether or not a grant is approved is the ability of the applicant to manage the obligation for which aid is requested after a grant is made. If there is no reasonable expectation that the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Grant would enable the applicant to resume his/her financial responsibility, then a grant does not meet policy.
Click here for a list of documents to bring.
*Applications are taken by appointment only. For more information or to set an appointment call 586-469-5315.
For More Information call: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Macomb County Veterans Services
21885 Dunham, Suite 3, Clinton Township, MI, 48036