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Houghton-Keweenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs

Houghton-Keweenaw County Department of Veterans Affairs

23810 Airpark Blvd Suite 130
Calumet, MI. 49913



Joe Battisfore
Veteran's Service Officer

Drew Crouch
Administrative Assistant & Van Coordinator







Monday: 9AM to 7PM
Tuesday thru Thursday: 9AM to 2PM
Closed on Friday

EMAIL CONTACTS Joe Battisfore, Veterans Service Officer Drew Crouch, Adm. Asst.


Here you will find information regarding some of the benefits entitled to you and your family members. Information and resources for each service branch are available for service members, families, veterans and interested parties.

Do you know what benefits you are entitled to?

Do you know how to access and receive those benefits?

Houghton County veterans have the opportunity for more specialized service after the Houghton County Board of Commissioners formed the Veterans Affairs office in 2007. The primary concern of this office is veteran's assistance.
The Houghton County Veteran's Affairs Office at 906-482-0102 provides the one on one contact and assistance with our Houghton/Keweenaw County veterans. Please call to make an appointment.

This office provides guidance but is not limited to the following:

  1. Application for assistance and needed document requests

  2. Pension Claims

  3. Application for Veteran's Administration Medical Coverage

  4. Applications for Aid and Attendance

  5. Applications for both the State of Michigan Veteran's Fund as well as the Houghton/Keweenaw County Veterans Fund

  6. Application for Federal and State of Michigan funeral benefits

  7. Veteran's Administration Home Health, Hospice, Aide, Telehealth and Respite Care Applications

  8. Prescription eye wear and hearing aid devices

  9. Dental Benefits

  10. Free daily transportation to the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Iron Mountain, Michigan

These are just a few programs offered by the Veterans Administration. It is very important to note that some of these benefits are not limited to the veteran, but may also be extended to the veteran's spouse.

There are formal periods of war in which service must have occurred for some, but not all, benefits. These are the eligibility periods:

World War II
December 71h, 1941 to December 31 51 , 1946

Korean War
June 271h, 1950 to January 31st, 1955

Vietnam Conflict
August 61h, 1964 to May 71h, 1975 and "in country" from February 281h, 1961

Gulf War and Iraq I Afghanistan Wars
All Active-duty

*** It is very important to note that if you had previously been denied a claim for any service connected disability for any reason, but especially as a result of the Vietnam Conflict, you should contact the Houghton-Keweenaw County Veteran's Affairs Office for any updates to these claims!***

The DAV VAN travels to the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain every day Monday through Friday transporting Veterans to and from their medical appointments. The Van leaves in concordance with the earliest medical appointment and we try to leave Iron Mountain for the return trip home by 2:00pm each day. Contact our office for information, questions or to schedule a van.

Honor Rewards

The Houghton County Clerk/Register of Deeds, in partnership with Fidlar Technologies, is extremely excited to announce a new service for our Veterans known as Honor Rewards. With Honor Rewards, Veterans can sign up at the County Clerk’s Office or online to receive an Honor Rewards card, which qualifies them for discounts and incentives at participating businesses in our community.



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