BERRIEN COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES

Lee Lull, Director
Berrien County Administration Center
701 Main Street St. Joseph, MI 49085

269-983-7111 ext. 8224 or 8118

Email: Lee Lull

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Except Holidays)

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Who We Are

The primary functions of the Veterans Services office are to be knowledgeable of all facets of VA benefits and provide assistance to the veteran when developing and filing a claim. In addition, the office processes applications for county burial benefits and emergency monetary assistance as mandated by the State of Michigan. The office also maintains an active outreach program, informing area veterans' organizations of the services rendered.

Our Mission

The mission of the Berrien County Veterans Services office is to serve as a centralization point which is exclusively mandated with the responsibility to assist veterans and dependents with federal and state benefits. This service-oriented philosophy of operation is fully sensitized to the needs, problems, and desires of the veteran.

Who is Eligible for Benefits

  • Veteran
  • Spouse of Veteran
  • Surviving spouse of Veteran
  • Child of a deceased or disabled Veteran
  • Parent who lost a son or daughter in military service

Services and Programs Available to Veterans

Call us if you would like to discuss any of these services, or follow the links provided for additional information online.

Benefits Overview

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents & Survivors
Michigan Veterans Benefits & Services Booklet
VA Appeals

Financial Assistance

QR Guide to Income Assets for Financial Assessment
Home Loan Guarantee
Request for a Certificate of Eligibility
The Book on VA Loans (Maximizing Your Benefits)

Veteran Pension Programs

Veterans Pension Program and Representation
Veterans Pension (formerly Disability Pension)
Survivors Pension (formerly Death Pension)

VA Healthcare

Apply for VA Health Benefits 
VA Annual Income Thresholds
VA Health Benefit Enrollment Priority Groups
CHAMPVA 
TRICARE
VA Dental Classes
VA Dental Insurance Program

VA Disability Compensation

Mental Health Treatment Services in Battle Creek
Agent Orange Claims
Blue Waters Exposure Information
Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions
Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims
Past Water Contamination Health Benefits
Gulf War Undiagnosed Illness Claims (Gulf War Syndrome)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Claims
Disability Compensation
VA Compensation Rates Table

Transportation

Veterans Transportation Service (VTS) Battle Creek
My Way There Schedule

Crisis and Counseling

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK
Substance Abuse
Veteran Counseling
Vet Biz Central (Veterans helping Veterans)
Veterans Justice Outreach Initiative in Battle Creek

Education and Employment

ACE Registry & Military Personnel Education Transcripts
Michigan Veterans Employment Services
Education Assistance
Vocational Rehabilitation

Separation Documents

Discharge Documents (standard form for all veterans)
Discharge Documents (if separated in State of Michigan)
Discharge Documents (if separated from Michigan National Guard)

Veteran Homelessness

Homeless Veterans Programs

Life Insurance

Insurance

Burial Benefits

Burial and Memorial Benefits
Berrien County Veterans Burial Fund
Headstone/Grave Markers

Other Veteran Services

Download VA Award Letter from eBenefits.com
Military ID Cards (active/reserve/retired military personnel)
Veterans ID Card for Berrien County Veterans

 Department of Veterans' Affairs Home Page

Department of
Veterans Affairs

Battle Creek VA Medical Center Battle Creek VA
Medical Center
Military OneSource

 
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811 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
Berrien County Administration Center
701 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085
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Last Updated 4/22/2016   
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General Telephone: (269) 983-7111
From Niles, Buchanan, Galien: (269) 684-5274
From Three Oaks, New Buffalo, Lakeside, Union Pier: (269) 756-9571

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