Veterans Supported with State Programs

As Veteran’s Day was celebrated this week, the Michigan Legislature and several state agencies rolled out new efforts to support veterans. Bi-partisan legislation was introduced that reduces barriers to professional licensure to military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Major General Paul Rogers, the adjutant general and director of Michigan’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, said, “This program will remove significant barriers of employment and economic hurdles for our military members and their families and is an added benefit to serving in Michigan. As the state continues to invest in programs like this, we collectively show that Michigan is a great place for military and veterans to live, work, raise a family and retire.”

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency has certified ten state agencies as being “Veteran-Friendly Employers”. The Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan State Police have reached Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer Status.

Additionally, the State Treasury reminds veterans that they are eligible for tax exemptions, tax deferments, and tuition grants.

To learn more about tax relief and other benefits for current and past military members, go to

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland