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Help Available to Connect Michigan Veterans with Benefits

Via Public News Service

By Mona Shand

DETROIT – Michigan has one of the lowest percentages in the nation of military veterans taking advantage of the benefits they’re entitled to, but local advocates are working to change that as a way to thank the veterans for their service and sacrifice.

AARP Michigan has teamed up with the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the group Disabled American Veterans to reach out to the state’s 640,000 former service members.

Melissa Seifert, associate state director for governmental affairs with AARP Michigan, says whether it’s health care or home loans, veterans deserve to know about the benefits available to them.

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