MVAA awarded for helping veterans

MVAA awarded for helping veterans

LANSING — The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency recently received two national awards for their work in connecting veterans to the benefits they have earned.

The MVAA was one of five states that were honored with seven awards and one of two states to receive multiple recognition. Two 2016 Abraham Lincoln Pillars of Excellence Awards were given the MVAA for it’s Michigan Veterans Community Action Team program.

The program aims to connect vets to federal benefits, state programs and local services through a toll free phone number – (800) MICH – VET. Michigan was the first in the nation to implement such a program.

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