Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Closed daily for lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Established in 1969, the Lapeer County Department of Veterans Affairs was created to assist local Veterans and their families in obtaining Veterans benefits from local, State, and Federal agencies. The department was also established to assist impoverished Veterans, and for those Veterans who need assistance with the needs of everyday living.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is the networking center for several of the Veteran organizations within the county. Our staff members answer (to the best of their ability) questions that the Veteran and/ or family member may have, in addition to referring them to the proper agency for additional support. The Administrative Assistant conveys pertinent information to the Veterans organizations as it relates to upcoming events, legislative issues, or concerns we feel are important to the Veteran and/ or their families. In addition to our own Veteran Service Officers, we also host the service of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). Together these service officers assist Veterans and their families in filing claims, filling out and completing necessary VA forms, reviewing and discussing possible benefits and guiding the veteran through the process.
Some of the possible benefits include (but are not limited to): VA Health benefits, service-connected, non-service connected compensation, Veterans, surviving spouse Pensions and/ or their dependent children (if applicable) benefits, VA burial benefits, Home/ Small business applications for Certificates of Eligibility, Educational Benefits and VOCRehab Enrollment.
To promote through advocacy, the well-being of Lapeer County Veterans, their spouses, families, and eligible dependents. Our Department works in conjunction with local, State and Federal Agencies to ensure access to ALL available benefits due the Veteran.
To be an Agency that families (both from within and outside the community) will have the utmost confidence in our staff to provide accurate, clear, timely assistance and information with regards to Veterans services and benefits. Our final objective is to provide the highest quality of services to the Veteran community, and thereby, convey a constructive image of our County's government.
Our Core Values:
Veterans from ALL branches of the military are the sole reason this Agency exists. THANK YOU!!!! For your service to this great nation. Our goal is directed at meeting the intent of the Veteran. Through transparency, this Department believes that integrity, respect, and trust are the values that form our foundation.
FACTS ABOUT LAPEER COUNTY'S DEPARTMENT of VETERANS AFFAIRS
A major function of County government is the overall well-being of its Veterans. Lapeer County has approximately 5300 Veterans, with 64% of that number being of Vietnam Era and prior (Korea/ WWII).
Director: Pete "Top" Kirley/ Accredited firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Burrough - Veteran Service Officer/ Accredited email@example.com
Denise Owen - Veteran Service Officer/ Accredited firstname.lastname@example.org
Jolene Kreiner -Administrative Assistant/ Transportation Coordinator email@example.com
We also offer guest Service Officers from:
- VFW (Veteran's of Foreign Wars) Representative
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.