Radio Made in Michigan
3:00 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Director of new state Veteran's Affairs Agency shares plan

Michigan's first Veterans Affairs Agency is aiming to improve coordinated customer services for veterans to access state and federal benefits in Michigan.
Michigan's first Veterans Affairs Agency is aiming to improve coordinated customer services for veterans to access state and federal benefits in Michigan.
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Data show that Michigan’s nearly 700,000 veterans are not connecting with important services that state and federal agencies offer involving employment, health and education.

  

To correct the situation, Governor Rick Snyder last month approved $3 million to launch Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Current State's Mark Bashore speaks with its first director, U.S. Army veteran Jeff Barnes.

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