The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call (800) 273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

Welcome to the Department of Veterans' Affairs

The Michigan Veterans' Trust Fund is set up to assist qualifying veterans and/or their family with emergent needs.

Veterans' Affairs assists veterans with filing disability claims or pensions, health care applications to Veterans' Health Care Facilities, or burial benefits for qualifying applicants.

Services Available From the VA

  • Requesting Military Discharge
  • Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
  • Vocational Rehab & Employment
  • Education & Training Benefits
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Burial Benefit
  • Home Loans
  • Life Insurance
  • Address Change

For a complete list of services and more details, DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE.


Michigan Veterans' Trust Fund Committee Monthly Meetings

Board meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at 4:00 pm in the Green Room of the MSU Extension Building (Annex II) at 612 E. Main St. in Centreville.

We are Here to Serve You

The St. Joseph County Department of Veterans' Affairs wants to make sure that all of our clients are treated with the utmost respect and compassion while we provide the best possible assistance. We are here to help during every step you take - whether you're looking to file a claim, apply for benefits or receive emergency needs.

The RESOURCES presented on our website are meant to provide initial information. We highly recommend that you CONTACT US for assistance in completing any forms or for information on agencies to contact.