About SCC Dept. of Veterans Affairs

St. Clair County Department of Veterans Affairs (SCCVA) helps veterans and their families obtain and maintain all veterans’ related benefits from federal, state, and local government agencies.

We have been providing services to St. Clair County veterans and their families with professional advocacy and assistance for over 75 years.

We are a trusted and accredited resource for finding, applying for, receiving and maintaining veterans’ benefits.

Our accredited veteran service officers (VSO) and professional staff eliminate or reduce the frustration and confusion of navigating the VA process.

As a department of St. Clair County government, we are able to provide our services free of charge.

Our goals are to obtain the maximum veterans' benefits available for our veterans’ through our competence and support while making the process understandable.

What is an accredited representative?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accredits three types of representatives—Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives, attorneys, and agents—to help ensure that claimants have access to responsible and qualified representation on their VA benefits claims. VA-accredited representatives must have good moral character and be capable of providing competent representation, and VA’s Office of General Counsel is responsible for making those determinations through its accreditation process.

The accreditation process differs depending of which type of accreditation is being sought. An accredited VSO representative is someone who has been recommended for accreditation by a VSO that is recognized by VA to assist on VA benefit claims.

The VA Office of General Counsel maintains a list of VA-recognized organizations and VA-accredited individuals that are authorized to assist in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of VA benefit claims at https://www.va.gov/ogc/apps/accreditation/index.asp.

What is the role of an accredited representative?

A VA-accredited representative can help you understand and apply for any VA benefits you may be entitled to including: compensationeducationVeteran readiness and employmenthome loanslife insurancepensionhealth care, and burial benefits. A VA-accredited representative may also help you request further review of, or appeal, an adverse VA decision regarding benefits.

County Veterans Service Officers

Angela Chumbler, Accredited
Email: achumbler@stclaircounty.org

Brandon Green, Accredited
Email: bgreen@stclaircounty.org

Heidi Slossar, Accredited
Email: hslossar@stclaircounty.org

County Veterans Service Officer and Veterans Trust Fund Agent

Ryan McCann, Accredited
Email: rmccann@stclaircounty.org

VA Committee

Chairperson

Paul McIvor

U.S. Army Veteran


Vice Chairperson

Jeremy Watt

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran


Secretary

John Beebe

U.S. Air Force Veteran


Member

Joseph Belli

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran


Member

Michelle Kantz

U.S. Navy Veteran


Veterans Affairs Committee Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday at 5:00 pm of each month at the St. Clair County Administration Building Port Huron, Michigan 48060

10JAN23 // 14FEB23 // 14MAR23 // 11APR23 // 09MAY23 // 13JUN23 // 11JUL23 // 08AUG23 // 12SEP23 // 10OCT23 // 14NOV23 // 12DEC23

Contact us

Contact Information

Phone: (810) 989-6945
Fax: (810) 966-4682
Email: sccvet@stclaircounty.org

Address

St. Clair Co. Department of Veterans Affairs
200 Grand River, Suite 104
Port Huron, MI 48060

Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
(closed for lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Note: 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.

Directions

From I-94/I-69: Exit Downtown Port Huron Exit, head East and continue on Oak Street. Continue on Oak Street until you approach Military Street (T –you must turn right or left). Turn left onto Military Street. Continue over bridge, take immediate right on Quay Street (One-way) and take 2nd left on Fort Street.

From North Port Huron (North M-25): Continue South on M-25 to downtown Port Huron. M-25 turns into Pine Grove Avenue, then Huron. Turn Left on Grand River, and continue 2 blocks east.

From South Port Huron: Continue North on Military. Continue over bridge (Black River), take immediate right on Quay Street (One-way) and take 2nd left on Fort Street.

You may park on the North, South, or West side. We are located on the 1st floor west wing. Handicap parking on the North side entrance. You access the building using the Fort Street Entrance.