Veteran Services

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About the Veterans Services Program

Veterans of the U.S. Armed forces are entitled to certain benefits that reflects the pride and gratitude our country has for its veterans. The Eaton County Veterans Services Office is an advocate for the veterans and their dependents who reside in Eaton County. We can provide assistance to veterans and their dependents regarding:

  • Compensation
  • Death benefits
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Medical
  • Pension

We also assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits.

Important Things a Veteran Should Know

There are several documents and other information a veteran and his/her spouse should obtain and keep in a safe place because the documents will be needed when applying for any benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Social Security Administration, including the following:

  • Birth certificates or adoption decrees of children
  • Copy of your marriage license as issued by the County Clerk’s Office
  • Divorce decree for prior marriage for self or current spouse, if a divorce decree is not available, the name of the previous spouse, date of divorce and place where the divorce was granted are needed
  • Non-Service Connected (NSC) – Pension benefit, must have 90 days of active duty with one day of war time period
  • Original discharge or D.D.-214, if you have the original, it is recommended you file it on record at the Eaton County Clerk’s Office
  • Social Security numbers for the veteran and current spouse