The State of Michigan sponsored VA advocate and mediation will be defunct as of May 15, 2009.
Gov. Granholm disbanded these service centers as part of the budget reduction. This means that if you have a question about VA services, benefits, etc. you must go through the Federal system of the VA to get an answer.
There are “independent” organizations who will continue to help veterans, families of veterans, attorneys, etc navigate the VA system.
Unfortunately, individuals may get lost in the shuffle as the State looks at ways to balance its budget. The bottom line…helping disabled veterans has just gotten harder to achieve and more complicated, you may always contact our firm for assistance. As an accredited attorney, I can assist with your claims, appeals and provide you with information that you may need to help yourself or family with VA benefits.
Below is a copy of the link to the legislation cutting these services in Michigan.