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Detroit Regional Office


Local Events and Happenings

Introducing VERA Appointment Scheduler

Visitors seeking assistance from the Detroit Regional Office Public Contact Team are encouraged to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment on the Visitor Engagement Reporting Application (VERA). VERA is a self-service portal which allows visitors to schedule, reschedule and cancel appointments.

Please follow this link VERA-Home ( to schedule an appointment. You will receive email confirmation of your appointment.

We continue to offer help online and by phone at 800-827-1000 toll-free for assistance.

  • Veterans and beneficiaries can continue to interact with the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) virtually for accessing benefits information online or when filing a disability claim online. You may also obtain more information on VA benefits and services online at

5th Annual Tri-County Veterans and Military Event

Date:  Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time:  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST) 

Location:  United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) Sports Complex, 867 South Boulevard East, Pontiac, MI 48341 

Free Annual Veterans and military event 

Detroit Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits and Resource Event

Date:  Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time:  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST) 

Location:  Macomb Community College Center Campus, 14500 Twelve Mile Road, Warren, MI 

Learn more about VA Detroit health care services, VA benefits including employment and much more.


Oakland County Veterans Resource Fair

Date:  Thursday, May 23, 2024

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST) 

Location:  Costick Center, 28600 Eleven Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 

Open to all Veterans, active duty, guard and reserves, and their families. Representatives will be onsite to serve all Veterans, active duty, guard and reserve, and their families with resources such as free nonperishable food boxes, offering help and exams for non-enrolled Veterans, providing information and claims assistance regarding Veterans benefits, helping residents with housing counseling and much, much more.

Houghton County Vet Fest 2024

Date:  Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Time:  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) 

Location:  Michigan Technological University, Student Development Complex, 600 Macinnes Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency hosts an annual Veterans Resource Fair (Vet Fest) with raffle prizes and information from the Veterans Benefits Administration and Veteran Service Officers.


 Marquette County Community Resource Fair

Date:  Friday, June 7, 2024

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST) 

Location:  Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI

Open to the public, the fair will connect residents with resources from local organizations that are available to assist and support health and social needs.


Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

On March 11, 2021, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched VRRAP for Veterans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Veterans participating in VRRAP can receive education and training for high-demand occupations, which is determined by the Commissioner of Labor Statistics. Veterans will receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates. To learn more about VRRAP and how to apply for the program, Veterans can visit Veterans can also contact the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday to speak with a VA education representative. 

Office Information

Detroit Regional Office

477 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm



Some regional offices have re-opened with limited hours and services. We may be screening visitors due to COVID-19. For your safety and convenience we continue to offer help online and by phone.

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