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How does your County Veterans Affairs Staff work for you?
Our Veterans Service Officers 
     - Benefits for Veterans
     - Other organizations that maintain staff
        at our offices

Flint Community Based Outpatient Clinic
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How does your County Veterans Affairs Staff work for you? 

Our experienced staff in the Department of Veterans Services will assist veterans, widows, widowers and dependent children with:


Homeless Veterans - Gabe Parra, Social Worker from the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System assist homeless veterans on Thursdays from 9:30-11:00. For more information on the VA's efforts to assist at risk and homeless veterans

Readjustment Counseling - Randy Genow, LMSW
is from the Vet Center and sees veterans by appointment in our office on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please call 989-321-4650 for more information and/or to schedule an appointment. For more information on the Vet Center Program

Our Veterans Service Officers
  are thoroughly trained and accredited by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to represent you. They are ready to assist veterans with their claims and in securing the maximum benefits. 

Staffed Personnel Monday - Friday 8am - 11:45am & 1pm - 4pm
                John Nelson          Deputy Director/ VSO
               Carrie Burns     Outreach Services Admin/VSO
             John Stilley         Veteran Service Officer

We also feature accredited guest Veteran Service Officers from The American Legion and Marine Corp. League

Monday Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Wednesday
Tommy Simpkins Gary Putinsky Brian Fog
American Legion VFW DAV


Our Accredited Service Officers can assist with the following benefits for veterans:
  • Compensation for Service Related Disabilities

  • Pension for Veterans with Non-Service-Connected Disabilities

  • Education Benefits and Vocational Rehabilitation Enrollment

  • Healthcare Enrollment 

  • Home Loan Guaranty (application for Certificate of Eligibility)

  • Government Life Insurance

  • Burial Benefits

  • Survivors Pension

  • Medical Benefits

  • Military Records and Medals

  • Discharge Review/Corrections

  • CHAMPVA/Tricare Health Coverage

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Veterans benefit programs are important to millions of Americans. Approximately one-third of the U.S. population, or twenty-six million veterans and forty-eight million family members are potentially eligible for federal veterans benefits.

The Veterans Service Officers play an important role in a national veterans advocacy network. They work in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) staff to secure clients benefits. The County Veterans Service Officers are often the initial contact for veterans in the community. Therefore, it is important that their first contact be a favorable one.

We work with many organizations that maintain staff at Federal Veterans Affairs Regional Offices:
  • Disabled American Veterans

  • Paralyzed Veterans of America

  • Amvets

  • Polish Legion of American Veterans

  • Vietnam Veterans of America

  • The American Legion

  • Catholic War Veterans

  • Jewish War Veterans

  • Military Order of Purple Heart

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

  • Marine Corps League

We can provide information and referral for:

  • Alcoholism and Drug Treatment Programs

  • State of Michigan Veterans Benefits

  • Veterans Home Loans

  • Small Business Administration Programs

  • Employment and Job Search Resources

  • U.S. Flag for Burial Purposes

Flint Community Based Outpatient Clinic
   Phone (810) 720-2913  Fax (810) 720-3296

The Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Flint hours are Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.. It is a primary care clinic and the staff will not accept any walk-ins or urgent care patients. The clinic will do bloodwork, EKGs, and x-rays for their patients. Prescriptions are sent via mail. 

All New Patients may change their primary care provider from Saginaw V.A. Hospital or the Ann Arbor V.A. Hospital to the Flint CBOC by contacting Tammy or Gina at (734) 213-6992. 

The clinic is located at G-2360 S. Linden Rd., Flint, MI 48532.

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How do I get Help or More Information?

If you have any questions regarding any of these services, please contact
our office.  


John Nelson, Deputy Director
Department of Veterans Services
1101 Beach St.
Flint, MI  48502
(810) 257-3068

Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 11:45 am
 and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm