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

  • Housing Benefits
  • Education and Financial Assistance Benefits
  • Veteran Employment Benefits
  • Other State Veteran Benefits

Michigan Veteran Housing Programs

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans… All members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have been honorably discharged and served not less than 90 days during a designated wartime period (i.e., First World War – April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918, [to April 1920 if served in Russia]; Second World War – December 7, 1941, to December 31, 1946; Korean Conflict, Cold War, Vietnam war – beginning September 2, 1945, through December 26, 1991; or Persian Gulf War August 2, 1990, to present) may apply for admission to said facilities…. Learn more about Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans
The primary mission of the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans is to restore health and maintain existing functions, enabling residents the opportunity to enjoy their remaining years to the fullest. Keeping pace with the disabled population’s changing needs, the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans is a modern nursing home that serves and encourages its veterans to function at their maximum level. The Home’s staff places great emphasis on tailoring it’s care plans to a member’s individual needs and to encourage their independence, rather than dependence. To that end, the Veterans’ Home has adopted a comprehensive needs assessment process. Every person admitted to the Home is thoroughly evaluated by a physician, social services, nursing, activities, dietary and physical therapy in terms of abilities and disabilities. This comprehensive assessment results in an “Interdisciplinary Care Plan” issued within the first seven days of admission. An Interdisciplinary Team Meeting is held every 90 days to measure progress. The focus is always on the member’s abilities rather than disabilities. A State nursing home operated under the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans provides 182 nursing care beds, two infirmary beds and 59 residential beds….. Learn more about the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans

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. The Michigan Higher Education Assistance Authority administers the program…. Learn more about the Tuition Grant Procedure Brief

Emergency Grants
Temporary assistance granted by the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) for emergencies or hardships is available to eligible wartime veterans, and their families, residing in the state. Under the authority of Public Act 9 of 1946 (as amended), the MVTF cannot provide assistance for long-term problems or chronic financial difficulties. Those eligible for the MVTF temporary grant program must apply through the MVTF county committee serving their county of residence. All applications are investigated, deliberated, and decided in confidence. Any applicant may request a personal hearing before the county committee at the meeting when his/her application is considered. If the county committee denies an application every applicant has the right to appeal that decision to the MVTF Board of Trustees (with the opportunity to appear before the board to present information and answer questions.) The MVTF does not provide loans under the temporary assistance program.

Learn more about Emergency Grants

Michigan National Guard Family Support Funds – For information regarding Michigan National Guard Family Support Funds, visit….. Learn more about Michigan National Guard Family Support Funds

Michigan Veterans Employment Services

Michigan offers veterans a large aray of employment services including job fairs, career portals and job boards. All can be easily found at teh Michigan Veterans Employment Services website….Visit the Michigan Veterans Employment website to learn more.

Other Michigan State Veteran Benefits

Michigan Veterans Programs Booklet  -This booklet has been compiled especially for veterans and their families to fulfill three important purposes: • To provide information concerning veterans benefits and service available through federal, state, and local agencies;
• To provide veterans and their families with links to direct sources, both computer-based and professional, knowledgeable counselors, for answers to specific questions; and
• To assist veterans in communicating more effectively with their elected representatives.

Download the Michigan Veterans Programs Booklet (
Learn about the Property Tax Credit Form for Disabled Veterans
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Post 72
57581 AMVET Drive
New Haven, MI 48048
(586) 749-5201

Meeting Times

AMVET meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm.

Ladies Auxiliary meets on 1st Wed at 6:30pm.

Sons meet at the Fish-fry on 1st Friday.

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• AMVETS National Service Officers helped 70,000 disabled vets file free claims.
• Career Centers AMVETS will place 500 vets in jobs this year! We are already finding jobs for displaced workers.
• Warrior Transition Workshops assist veterans transitioning to civilian life. Workshops are provided free to all veterans. The baggage of war weighs heavy on many veterans.
• Heal Team You can be part of the solution take the AMVETS online suicide prevention course! know the signs in these stressful times.
• Legislation Your membership helps us guide the hand that slices the pie. If you don’t sit at the table, you’re the meal! We hold our government accountable to veterans. A video about you.
• Impact! Rolling to Remember (formerly Rolling Thunder), the rally in DC was cancelled this year. We still showed up in DC and the White House is aware of our concerns about the military suicide rate and MIA’s.
Check AMVETS in Action Memorial Day Next year 600,000 bikes on the Mall to make our point!
• Look for the AMVETS Update in your email? Know the issues.
• Posts are distributing food and making masks throughout America! Your membership supports our work. Costs you about 10 cents a day. Look in the couch.

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AMVETS POST 72 is accepting bottle return donations. Not only will this help to clear your clutter but it will help us pay some bills during these past couple months of being in lockdown. As a 501C charity, we didn’t qualify for State funds or the Federal payroll protection funds so we are struggling like so many of you are. If you are in a position to help by donating empty bottles and cans, we ask that they be put into trash bags and left in our pavilion.
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Vets, please keep this Veterans Crisis Line handy for any veteran in need of immediate assistance.
800-273-8255 extension 1!
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