Free Disability Claim Assistance
The VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America combined their efforts to for the Michigan Veterans Coalition. The MVC are a team of VA accredited and certified service officers are located throughout Michigan to assist veterans with their disability claims and receive their earned benefits. This free service allows our service officers to walk a veteran through the entire claims process from start to finish, to include any additional appeals the veteran wishes to make.
What We Do:
- A service officer will review your information and recommend which claim to make based on your record.
- Service officers will submit a claim you worked on together to the VA.
- Once you are screened by the VA for your claims, the service officer will conduct a thorough review of your decision before VA sends it to you. Appeals to VA decisions are also handled by the service officer.
Talk to a service officer in the coalition by visiting miveteranbenefits.org, or call the VFW Service Office Headquarters at 313-964-6510 to find a service officer near you.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Before going to see a service officer or claims consultant, please call the VFW Service Office Headquarters to ensure that your representative is available.
Amanda Klein, Claims Consultant
Lapeer County Veterans Affairs Office
Appointment required at this location. To schedule, please call 810/667-0256
Mon -Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4: 00 p.m.
Friday: telework from home 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Eddie Dunn, Jr., Assistant State Service Officer
Monday-Thursday 7::00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bonnie (Williams) Gibbs, Assistant State Service Officer
Monday: Monroe VFW POST 1138, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Canton CBOC, 5900 N. Lotz Road: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: Detroit VA Hospital, 4646 John R: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
John Howe, Assistant State Service Officer
Mon 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tues - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Clinton County Courthouse
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Brian Hutcheon, Assistant State Service Officer
Tues - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tammy Bhatti, Claims Consultant
Tuesday - Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Timothy Lewis, Assistant State Service Officer
Shiawassee County: Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VAMC-Saginaw: Every Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
David Moler, Assistant State Service Officer
Muskegon County Veterans Services
Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mike Wierckz, Assistant State Service Officer
Mon,Wed, Fri 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tues, Th 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Gary Putinsky, Assistant State Service Officer
Mon, Tues, Th, Fri 7:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Glenn D. Whitt, II, Assistant State Service Officer
Temporary Schedule change effective 2/27/2023:
Due to renovation of the patient advocate/service officer hall in Bldg. 2, below is Glenn's new schedule for serving veterans until renovation is complete:
Michigan Works Southwest
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Calhoun County Servicer Center
200 West Van Buren St.
Battle Creek MI 49017
Please call or send a text in advance if you want to visit Glenn at Michigan Works Office
Battle Creek VAMC,
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PH: 269/966-5600 X33889