William Archer, Director
vetaffairs@shiawassee.net

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm
Closed: 12pm to 1pm for lunch

Surbeck Building, 3rd Floor
201 North Shiawassee Street
Corunna, MI 48817

P: 989.743.2231
F: 989.743.2393

Financial Relief

Emergency Assistance

"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 resume his/her financial responsibility (within a sensible amount of time).  If there is no reasonable expectation that the grant would enable the applicant to resume his/her financial responsibility, then a grant is NOT appropriate or wise (reasonable doubt is applied in favor of the applicant).  No cash payments are made to the veteran.  Instead, all payment is made directly to the business or agency the veteran is working with.

Veterans Relief Fund (PA 214)

Eligibility:

  • Veteran discharged under honorable conditions.
  • Legal dependent of person who died while on active duty.
  • Legal dependent of a person who is on active duty for purposes other than training.
  • Legal dependents, or the unmarried widow(er) of a veteran.
  • At least 90 days of active military service or less than 90 days as the direct result of separation due to an injury/aggravation while on active duty.

Requirements:

National Guard and Reserve members are not eligible for VRF assistance unless they have a DD Form 214 showing federal activation.

Instructions and documents needed to apply.

Applications are accepted by, prepared, and submitted to a Committee made of appointed representatives by the County Board of Commissioners by an authorized agent.  Each application must be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund

The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) is a program used when an unforeseen situation has caused a temporary financial emergency or hardship that a grant, if approved, would resolve and the applicant can show that they will be able to meet future expenses.

Eligibility:

  • Veteran discharged under honorable conditions.
  • Legal dependent of person who died while on active duty.
  • Legal dependent of a person who is on active duty for purposes other than training.
  • Legal dependents, or the unmarried widow(er) of a veteran.

Requirements:

  • At least 180 days of active wartime service:
    • WWI - April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
    • WWII - December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946
    • Korea - June 27, 1950 - January 31, 1955
    • Vietnam - February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975
    • Persian Gulf - August 2, 1990 - Present
  • 180 days honorable active duty with the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Instructions and documents needed to apply.

Applications are accepted by, prepared, and submitted to a Committee made of appointed representatives from veteran's service organizations by an authorized agent.  Each application must be approved on a case-by-case basis.