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Since 1927 the State of Michigan has provided funds to Veterans’ Service Organizations (“VSOs”) in order that Michigan veterans would have advocacy in obtaining and retaining veterans benefits.  However, budget concerns have prompted the governor to curtail the support that veterans have enjoyed for decades.

VSOs provide extensive support to numerous veterans’ organizations around the state, including but not limited to: the VFW, American Legion, AmVets, etc.  They provide free assistance to veterans in need, including help in filing applications for the aid & attendance pension, health and pharmacy benefits, burial and memorial benefits, survivors’ benefits, and numerous others.  They work collaboratively with the Department of Veterans affairs to help veterans and their dependents gets the benefits they deserve.  In the past, 75 to 90 percent of all claims originated with Veterans’ Service Organizations. (more…)

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