VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
MICHIGAN STATE COUNCIL
Service Benefit Program
The V.V.A. Service Benefit Program was originally established to assist Vietnam veterans and their families. After further consideration the program was opened up to include all U.S. veterans and their eligible family members from WWII to the present.
“Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another” is the V.V.A. motto which we take very seriously.The Michigan State Council service benefit program, which was organized in the mid 1980’s, currently employs thirteen (13) dedicated individuals. Ten accredited service officers work at various locations (listed below) throughout the state and at the Regional Office (RO) in Detroit. We have two (2) accredited administrative personnel and one (1) accredited Director/CVSO.
We persevered through the Covid-19 pandemic serving our veteran clients via phone calls, emails, texts, faxes and using the U.S.P.S.. We continue using all these electronic formats to advocate for the veteran in their VA claim process. As the Covid-19 health restrictions and guidelines have relaxed we have increased our face-to-face meetings with the veteran and their eligible family members. Pre-arranged appointments with our service officer staff are highly encouraged. Appointments with our RO staff are required to enter the McNamara Federal Building.
Working together with the Michigan Veterans Coalition (American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars) and various counties we are able to reach veterans throughout the state to assist them in receiving their earned benefits from the VA.
RECOVERIES: $10,514,646 – FY 20 $13,925,883 – FY 21
The Detroit Regional Office (RO) is located in the McNamara Federal Building at:
477 Michigan Avenue, 12th Floor, Room 1226, Detroit, MI 48226
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday / Appointments requested
- (313) 961-9568 office phone
- (844) 885-6424 toll free
- (313) 961-0091 fax
Employee contact information and work schedules are listed below.