Veterans Affairs

COVID-19 Update to County Services:


While we are closed to the public due to the coronavirus, we are still serving our veterans and their dependents. We encourage clients to call, email, fax and/or contact us through the postal system.  We are still assisting with benefit claims and taking request for temporary hardship relief assistance.  Required documents needed to process a benefits claim and relief request can be sent to us as stated above or shoved under our department’s front door.  Please be patient with us as there is only one staff member working in the office per day to limit person-to-person contact.   

We will try to accommodate essential van transportation requests to the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center.

You can reach the Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) at 1-800-827-1000 and the VA Medical Center at 1-800-361-8387.  For more information, please visit the VA’s website,

For the Veterans’ Relief Fund Check-Sheet and the Peacetimer’s Relief Fund Check-Sheet, please find both links on this webpage.  If you are seeking hardship assistance, please contact the office for details and requirements.  The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund also may provide temporary financial emergency assistance, please contact us for more information or visit:

Tammy Sheldon
Veterans Service Officer/Director
Lenawee County Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans’ Relief Fund Check Sheet
Peacetimer’s Relief Fund Check Sheet

Lenawee County Department of Veterans Affairs


    The primary function of the department is to:

  • Assist the veteran and their dependents in obtaining and maintaining various federal, state and county benefits. 
  • Assist in the development and processing of claims for benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:  service-connected compensation; DIC; non-service-connected pension; survivor's benefits; special allowance of aid and attendance; educational benefits; government life insurance; VA home loans; VA health care benefits and related benefits. 
  • Free transportation service to and from the Ann Arbor MI VA Medical Center through the DAV shuttle van service for appointment scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Replacement of lost DD Form 214's, military records, service treatment records and medals. 
  • Temporary emergency assistance for indigent war-time Michigan veterans and their legal dependents.
  • Become a volunteer driver for the Lenawee County DAV shuttle van service.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed at noon to reopen at 1:30 p.m.
Closed on Fridays for in-service processing and administrative functions

Most services require an appointment.  Please contact the office to obtain a check-list of required items and documents before scheduling an appointment.