Genesee County Department of Veterans Services

Genesee County Department of Veterans Services Genesee County Veterans Services Veterans Services in Genesee County has Veteran Service Officers that are Nationally accredited to file claims on behalf of veterans to VA.
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A claim can range from filing for a service - connected disability, health benefits, pension/survivors pension, education benefits and burial benefits. All veterans should know what benefits they have available to them. Feel free to email, call or stop in to see us. We also have 2 grants available in our office for veterans and their dependents who find themselves in need of emergency help. Please feel free to email, call or stop in for more details.

Operating as usual

05/14/2021

Genesee County Sheriffs office called and the painter for them is offering to paint two veterans exterior of the homes! Please contact us if you are interested! Sherman Williams is donating the paint! 810-257-3068 or leave us a message so we can forward it to them. Name address and phone number you can pm us so as not to share

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05/13/2021

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Yes we are on the air tonight! Tune in for information and maybe a military joke or two to liven it up! Tonight at 1900 that is 7pm for you civilians!

05/13/2021
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Here is the flyer for the Great Lakes National Cemetery flag set up. Come on out and help if you can!

05/13/2021

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION UPDATE:�MILITARY EXPOSURES Gulf War Exposures & Health Concerns is a free, virtual class to help Gulf War Veterans understand potential exposures and health effects, steps to manage symptoms, research findings, and available resources. Join this class on Thursday, June 10 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. You can attend through your personal computer, smart phone, or tablet. To learn more about the class and to register, see the class flyer. You can also register by emailing VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at [email protected]. Keep updated & let us know how we're doing. You have received this message because you are subscribed to Veterans Health. Access your Subscriber Preferences to make changes to your subscription or Unsubscribe. Get this as a forward? Sign Up to receive updates from Veterans Health. Having questions or problems? Please visit Subscriber Help for assistance.

05/10/2021

VA seeks nominations for appointment to the Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Working Group

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs published a notice, May 6, in the Federal Register requesting nominations for a one-year appointment to the VA Secretary’s Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response Working Group.
This is required by the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D., Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, Title V, Deborah Sampson, Subtitle III, Eliminating Harassment and Assault, Section 5303 (Public Law (P. L.) 116-315).
"Every VA patient, their families and caregivers, as well as sexual assault survivors, staff, visitors and advocates should feel safe in all VA facilities," said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. "All VA entities must be free of gender-based harassment. Forming the Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment Working Group is a critical step in making sure that happens. VA is also partnering with Veteran Service Organizations, along with state, local and tribal organizations in support of Veterans and VA employees."
The working group is one of the many steps VA is taking to ensure a safe working environment, as well as a safe space to receive care and VA services. The group will be responsible for developing a plan of action for addressing changes at all VA levels to reduce sexual assault and gender-based harassment. It will also assist in the development of various media resources for VA and VSOs.
To view the notice and submit comments visit the Federal Register. The public comment period ends June 16.

Photos from Genesee County Department of Veterans Services's post
04/29/2021

Photos from Genesee County Department of Veterans Services's post

04/29/2021

Always important to look out for each other

04/26/2021

Su***de is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. Su***de does not discriminate against any race, gender or socioeconomic status. If you are experiencing a crisis, please understand that you do not have to go through it alone. Help is available if you need it. If you think someone may be going through a crisis and considering su***de, reach out to them and encourage them to seek help. There is always a better option than taking your own life.

04/22/2021

Good Morning,
Out of an abundance of caution and safety for both our employees and passengers, Rides to Wellness will be scaling back services for three weeks, beginning on Monday, April 26th through Sunday, May 16th. During this three week pause, Rides to Wellness will continue to provide dialysis trips, oncology and chemotherapy trips, and rides to vaccinations.

This is not a decision we make lightly as we know it greatly affects our passengers. However, with the current Covid surge in Genesee County, we feel it is the best decision to slow the surge and keep everyone safe. If you or your clients fall into any of the above categories (dialysis, oncology, or vaccinations) please contact your assigned Mobility Navigator or Traci Davis with any questions.

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04/22/2021

On the air tonight! Call in! We had so many calls last time we have added a number for you if you would like to talk to a VSO! The number is +1 (810) 241-5991! Looking forward to hearing from you!

On the air tonight! Call in! We had so many calls last time we have added a number for you if you would like to talk to a VSO! The number is +1 (810) 241-5991! Looking forward to hearing from you!

04/20/2021

Drop-in COVID-19 vaccinations available today and tomorrow, no appointment necessary!

There is a NEW hassle-free way to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment with the Genesee County Health Department! ...
04/16/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler

There is a NEW hassle-free way to schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment with the Genesee County Health Department! Visit https://www.gchd.us/vaccinescheduler/.ick and choose the date and time that works best for you.

Once you have scheduled an appointment, you will be able to reschedule or cancel as needed. You will receive either an email confirmation or text confirmation after scheduling is completed. New clinics will be added every Monday.

Pfizer is approved for use in those aged 16+ while Moderna is approved for 18+. If you are under 18, you must schedule your appointment at a Pfizer clinic.

Home for the homeless veterans! Getting ideas for Genesee and maybe more!
04/14/2021

Home for the homeless veterans! Getting ideas for Genesee and maybe more!

Job opportunities! In Fenton and Burton!Purpose:Assembles and services all types of equipment offered for sale by the de...
04/09/2021
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Job opportunities! In Fenton and Burton!

Purpose:

Assembles and services all types of equipment offered for sale by the dealership. Prepares equipment for delivery to the customer or for demonstration purposes. May require some direction or guidance from the Service Location Manager, Shop Foreman or senior technicians.

Responsibilities:

Assembles and services all types of equipment, handheld, diesel and gas powered equipment
Performs pre-delivery inspection on all types of equipment and other merchandise offered for sale by the dealership
Operates and maintains vehicles, tools and equipment required in the set-up and delivery process
Maintains a clean work area and performs work in a neat and orderly fashion
Follows all safety rules and regulations in performing work assignments
Completes all reports and forms required in conjunction with job assignments
Accounts for all time and material used in performing assigned duties
May participate in Service EDUCATE Training programs required for the development of skills and knowledge
Experience, Education, Skills and Knowledge:

Ability to operate vehicles, tools, and equipment used in machinery pre-delivery and set-up processes
Ability to assemble machinery components and to follow manufacturer’s pre-delivery instructions
Ability to use Service Advisor and basic computer functions
Fundamental level of knowledge of engines, hydraulics, power-trans, air-conditioning, and electrical systems as they apply to machines marketed by the Dealership
Ability to lift at least 75 lbs. repeatedly
Valid driver’s license required
Fork lift license preferred

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04/08/2021

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04/07/2021

Today, for #NationalCountyGovernmentMonth we are featuring Genesee County Department of Veterans Services.

Formed in 1975, the Genesee County Department of Veterans Services was created to help local veterans and their families obtain veterans’ benefits from federal, state and local agencies. The office was also set up to help indigent veterans and veterans in emergency situations who need help with the necessities of life.

Since the department’s inception, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners has continued to recognize the need for professional veterans’ advocates to provide claims assistance to the 40,000 veterans and their families who reside in this county and to continue helping our indigent veterans.

If you or a family member would like additional information, please reach out the their department at: (810) 257-3068.

#CountiesMatter

04/05/2021

Veterans are a special group of individuals but I have to remind some of you that broken crayons color just as good as the unbroken crayons do.

Try to find the value in what you have left to give harder than you try to find reasons and excuses not to.

You have an incredible value to most everyone you come in contact with.

Change your perspective and you will be amazed at what happens when you refuse to let the past be the reason you see a hopeless future.

04/01/2021

Genesee County’s Department of Veterans Services now has access to DPRIS (Defense Personnel Records Information Retrieval System). We will be able to access your DD 214, which are completed documents that verifies a service member’s proof of military service. Most DPRIS records can verify veterans who left active duty in in the last 10 years.

This should help speed up the process in getting additional records requests.

Please contact us at (810) 257-3068 for additional information.

https://www.gc4me.com/departments/veterans/index/index.php

Thank You for your service!
03/29/2021

Thank You for your service!

Thank You for your service!

Veterans, their spouses and caregivers can get COVID 19 Vaccinations as of 3-24-2021
03/24/2021
VA.gov | Veterans Affairs

Veterans, their spouses and caregivers can get COVID 19 Vaccinations as of 3-24-2021

Apply for and manage the VA benefits and services you’ve earned as a Veteran, Servicemember, or family member—like health care, disability, education, and more.

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03/23/2021

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When we REACH to those in need, we:R – Reach out and ask, “How are you…really?” Listen and offer hope.E – Engage them ab...
03/19/2021
How We R.E.A.C.H. Coaching Tool

When we REACH to those in need, we:

R – Reach out and ask, “How are you…really?” Listen and offer hope.
E – Engage them about possible risk factors and changes in their life to better understand their pain.
A – Attend to their safety. Unless you are concerned about your safety, stay with them.
C – Connect them to resources such as supportive friends and family, professionals or a crisis line.
H – Help them make and maintain a plan to stay safe. Encourage them to share it with others.
When we REACH because we are hurting, we:

R – Reach to a loved one or someone we trust. Don’t be afraid to reach out — now.
E – Engage those we trust and discuss life changes and risk factors that are contributing to our pain.
A – Attend to our safety. Contact someone who can be with us and help us stay safe.
C – Connect with family, friends or appropriate professionals. Contact a crisis line and be honest so they can help.
H – Help others understand how they can help us stay safe. Share a safety plan if we have one.

1-800-273-8255 crisis hotline

https://www.reach.gov/resources/tool/

When we REACH to those in need, we will provide hope. When we REACH because we are hurting, we will find help. When we REACH, we will prevent su***de.

A veteran dropped off some Girl Scout Cookies to our office. Thank you! For the cookies!
03/16/2021

A veteran dropped off some Girl Scout Cookies to our office. Thank you! For the cookies!

A veteran dropped off some Girl Scout Cookies to our office. Thank you! For the cookies!

03/13/2021

We found a home for one of the amigos to a veteran in need!

03/13/2021

Burn Pit Registry

Eligibility

VA will determine eligibility for the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry based on deployment information from the Department of Defense (DoD). To be eligible, you must be a Veteran or Servicemember who deployed to contingency operations in the Southwest Asia theater of operations at any time on or after August 2, 1990 (as defined in 38 CFR 3.317(e)(2)), or Afghanistan or Djibouti on or after September 11, 2001. These regions include the following countries, bodies of water, and the airspace above these locations:

Iraq
Afghanistan
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Djibouti
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Oman
Oman
Qatar
United Arab Emirates
Waters of the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, and Red Sea

03/13/2021

AGENT ORANGE
You have a presumption of exposure if you meet at least one of the service requirements listed below.

Between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, you must have served for any length of time in at least one of these locations:

In the Republic of Vietnam, or
Aboard a U.S. military vessel that operated in the inland waterways of Vietnam, or
On a vessel operating not more than 12 nautical miles seaward from the demarcation line of the waters of Vietnam and Cambodia, or
On regular perimeter duty on the fenced-in perimeters of a U.S. Army installation in Thailand or a Royal Thai Air Force base. These bases include U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhli, Korat, or Don Muang.
Or at least one of these must be true. You:

Served in or near the Korean DMZ for any length of time between September 1, 1967, and August 31, 1971, or
Served on active duty in a regular Air Force unit location where a C-123 aircraft with traces of Agent Orange was assigned, and had repeated contact with this aircraft due to your flight, ground, or medical duties, or
Were involved in transporting, testing, storing, or other uses of Agent Orange during your military service, or
Were assigned as a Reservist to certain flight, ground, or medical crew duties at one of the below locations.
Eligible Reserve locations, time periods, and units include:

Lockbourne/Rickenbacker Air Force Base in Ohio, 1969 to 1986 (906th and 907th Tactical Air Groups or 355th and 356th Tactical Airlift Squadrons)
Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts, 1972 to 1982 (731st Tactical Air Squadron and 74th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, or 901st Organizational Maintenance Squadron)
Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania, 1972 to 1982 (758th Airlift Squadron)

02/27/2021

COVID 19 VACCINE CALL CENTER

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: DOD PERSONNEL, ROTC CADETS AND INSTRUCTORS, AND CIVIL AIR PATROL MEMBERS, MILITARY DEPENDENTS (AGES 18 YEARS AND OLDER), AND MILITARY RETIREES

CONTACT THE STATE MEDICAL DETACHMENT CALL CENTER DIRECTLY AT
(PRIMARY) 313 826-3338 OR (ALTERNATE) 313 826-3549
EMAIL: [email protected]

Your Michigan National Guard at work for the people!

02/25/2021
To reach the Veteran's Crisis Line, call 800-273-8255 and press 1, or send a text to 838255.
02/22/2021

To reach the Veteran's Crisis Line, call 800-273-8255 and press 1, or send a text to 838255.

Family and friends are often the first to recognize the warning signs of su***de and can take the first steps toward helping an at risk individual find appropriate help. If you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis, please contact one of the following resources for help.

National Su***de Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in crisis. Call 800-273-8255. For deaf and hard of hearing, call 800-799-4889.

To reach the Veteran's Crisis Line, call 800-273-8255 and press 1, or send a text to 838255.

Genesee Health System Crisis Line is available 24/7 by calling 810-257-3740, or by texting FLINT to 741741.

02/19/2021

Radio show on 103.9 the fox next Tuesday the 23rd of Feb from 7-8 pm. Give us a shout

12/28/2020
COVID-19 vaccines at VA | Veterans Affairs

Veterans are receiving phone calls asking for their interest in getting the COVID-19 vaccine and also for personally identifiable information such as date of birth and full social security numbers. Please know these phone calls are a SCAM and it's not VA calling Veterans or staff asking for this information.

The only national communication going out to Veterans about the COVID-19 Vaccine is via email, encouraging Veterans to sign up to stay informed via the VA COVID-19 website linked here: www.va.gov/covid-19-vaccine/


Keep updated & let us know how we're doing.


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Veterans Health Administration · 810 Vermont Avenue, NW · Washington, DC 20420 · 877-222-VETS (877-222-8387)

We're working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans and VA health care personnel. We know you have a lot of questions, and information is changing quickly. Please check back often for updates.

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Flint, MI
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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
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Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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If there are any VETS who will be alone for the Holidays and need something, Please message me. My group also will send Christmas Cards. Just need Info.
Thank you Veterans for your Service!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸
Come and Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The American Legion with Post 294 in Swartz Creek on Friday, June 15th. Department Steve Striggow is our guest speaker. Call John at 810-919-8417 for tickets and reservations.
Are you able to provide transportation for a veteran's spouse to attend Dr. appointments?
Hi! I am a reporter at WNEM TV 5 in Flint. I'm doing a story about how some Vets are not getting the benefits they deserve (because of some glitch with the VA) I was wondering if anyone on here is affected. Please message me if so. Thanks!