Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
(Emergency Financial Relief Fund)

The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) is a program used when an unforeseen situation has caused a temporary financial emergency or hardship that a grant, if approved, would resolve and the applicant can show that they will be able to meet future expenses.

  • Honorable Discharge
  • 180 days during a period of war:
    • WW I - April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918
      (If service in Russia, then to April 1, 1920)
    • WW II - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
    • Korea - June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
    • Vietnam - February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
    • Persian Gulf - August 2, 1990 to present
  • 180 days of active duty with award of Armed – Forces/Navy Expeditionary Medal
  • Less than 180 days of wartime services due to service-incurred disability
  • Dependents can apply if veteran is eligible under certain circumstances

Applications are accepted by, prepared, and submitted to a committee made of appointed representatives from veterans service organizations by an authorized agent. Each application must be approved on a case-by-case basis. Please print these helpful forms:

Soldiers & Sailors Relief Fund

The Soldiers & Sailors Relief Fund has been designed to provide financial relief for indigent veterans and their families.

Veterans with honorable discharge from armed forces and spouses, minor children, parents of veterans with honorable discharge from armed forces during wartime era.

The Director as an authorized agent of the St. Clair County and contracted Lapeer County Departments of Veterans Affairs Committee provides applications and approvals of disbursements.

Soldiers Relief Policy

Financial Eligibility Criteria is the same as the VA's criteria using the HUD Index financial values. HUD Index Threshold

By using the VA's calculator you can see if you meet the financial criteria. If you are accepted then you meet the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Financial Criteria; then begin the application process.

S&SRF Application Page 3

Form W-9: Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

All information must be verifiable. Complete the application, gather supporting documents, and contact the Veterans Affairs office.

Contact Information

St. Clair Co. Department of Veterans Affairs
200 Grand River, Suite 104
Port Huron, MI 48060
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
(closed for lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Phone: (810) 989-6945
Fax: (810) 966-4682
Email: St. Clair Co. Veterans Affairs
E-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is very sensitive, or includes personal information like your social security number or your claim number, you may want to send it by postal mail instead.