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State veterans homes pursuing Medicare, Medicaid certification

Governor’s budget proposal supports homes’ modernization LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency would receive $70 million to support the Michigan Veteran Health System under Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal year 2017 budget recommendations, which were announced today. The recommendation includes $8 million for MVHS to pursue federal certification from the Centers for Medicare and […]

100 years of experience to lead Michigan Veteran Health System

LANSING, Mich. – Five months after the creation of the Michigan Veteran Health System – an integrated health care system providing quality residential, long‐term health care to veterans of all eras through Michigan’s two state veterans homes – CEO Leslie Shanlian today announced her full leadership team. Together, the seven-person team has more than 100 […]

1,500 Veterans Back On Their Feet Financially Through MVAA Programs

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund has assisted veterans since 1946   LANSING, Mich. – From utility bills to home repairs to medical costs, the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund offers combat-era veterans and their families a way to overcome unexpected expenses and get back on their feet financially. Take the 31-year-old Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who needed […]

Michigan Committed To Veterans’ Role In Our Continued Economic Recovery

Michigan committed to veterans’ role in our continued economic recovery GM Disney Veterans Seminar highlights the value of veteran skills, experience, dedication in civilian workforce   DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan once again affirmed its commitment to its veterans and their role in the state’s continued economic recovery today, hosting the GM Disney Seminar at the […]

Michigan Committed To Veterans’ Role In Our Continued Economic Recovery

GM Disney Veterans Seminar highlights the value of veteran skills, experience, dedication in civilian workforce DETROIT, Mich. – Michigan once again affirmed its commitment to its veterans and their role in the state’s continued economic recovery today, hosting the GM Disney Seminar at the GM World Headquarters at the Renaissance Center. Sponsored by The Walt […]

MVAA Creates ‘Veteran-Friendly’ Program for Higher-Learning Institutions

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan veterans and their dependents can now identify the institutions of higher learning that best support their academic needs, thanks to the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency’s (MVAA) newly created Veteran-Friendly School program. The Veteran-Friendly School program recognizes institutions of higher learning for their veteran-centric services. Colleges, universities and training schools throughout Michigan […]

7 Counties ‘Granted’ Opportunity To Better Connect Veterans, Benefits

LANSING, Mich. – More than 22,000 veterans in seven counties will find it easier to file a federal benefits claim with an accredited county veterans service officer, thanks to County Incentive Grants awarded by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). This is MVAA’s second round of one-time grants, and funds awarded include: · $10,000 for […]

MVAA Marks Second Year of Helping Michigan Veterans

LANSING, Mich. – After visiting the federal VA’s website a few weeks ago, Michelle Fox wasn’t sure what sort of assistance was available for her father – a 92-year-old World War II veteran residing in an assisted living facility. Luckily, she noticed the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency’s (MVAA) 800-MICH-VET number on TV and decided to […]

Rep. Dianda’s Bill Honoring Local Veterans Wins House Approval

Lawmaker names Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial Bridge LANSING – House Bill 5715, introduced by state Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet), won House approval this week by a vote of 107-0. The bill now goes to the Senate. The bill names a bridge in Ontonagon County the “Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial Bridge.” “Many men and women from […]

Press Conference to Launch Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center

What: Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA) Director Jeff Barnes will officially launch the Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center (MVRSC), a first-in-the-nation program providing Michigan veterans and their families access to federal benefit programs, state services and local resources around the clock, 365 days a year. Gov. Rick Snyder will speak at the press conference. When: […]

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