Veterans Affairs Office

PO Box 224
Rogers City, MI  49779
Office located on first floor of courthouse. 
Phone: 989 734 0302 Fax 989 734 5295, email:
Office Hours: Monday, 1:00 pm –5 pm, Tuesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m, Wednesday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The Veteran's Clinic opened in 2008 is located at 180 North State Street in Alpena, Michigan. It is open to our fellow Vets! Some of the features are primary care services for veterans, home based care services, physical therapy, screening and prevention for Mental Health, laboratory services available and prescriptions: click here for a map or call today at 989 356-8720 or 1-888-356-8720.

The Veterans Affairs office assists all veterans, widows and dependents that need information and/or assistance in filing the proper forms with the Veterans Administration to further be considered for any/all benefits they are entitled to. Some of the benefits include:

Service connected compensation
Widows pension or DIC
Burial benefits
County Burial
Education, Hospitalization and much more

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates programs to benefit veterans and members of their families. Benefits include compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service, pensions, education, and rehabilitation. The VA also guarantees home loans, provides burial services for veterans, and operates a medical care program that includes nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers. Located in Washington, D.C., the VA in 2003 had 224,724 employees, a workforce second in size only to the Defense Department. The department's projected budget for FY 2003 was 459.6 billion.

The Department of Veterans Affairs was established in 1989 as an executive department by the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (38 U.S.C.A. § 201 note). Its establishment came after more than 24 years of effort by members of Congress to elevate the department's predecessor, the Veterans Administration, to cabinet status. Proponents argued that promotion to cabinet level would increase the political accountability of the VA and improve the quality of its services. The Veterans Administration was established as an independent agency by presidential Executive Order No. 5398 of July 21, 1930, in accordance with the act of July 3, 1930 (46 Stat. 1016).

This act authorized the president to consolidate and coordinate the U.S. Veterans Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions, and the National Home for Volunteer Soldiers.

The Department of Veterans Affairs consists of three organizations that administer veterans' programs: the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery System. Each organization has field facilities and a central office. Each central office also includes separate offices that provide support to the organization's operations as well as to VA executives.

Central office managers, including the inspector general and general counsel, report to the highest level of department management, which consists of the secretary of veterans affairs and the deputy secretary.


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