171 Dawson Street Room 227
Sandusky, MI 48471
Phone: (810) 648-0212
FAX:(810) 648-2353


Under Public Act 214 of 1899, Sanilac County Veterans Affairs provides temporary relief for honorably discharged indigent veterans and the indigent wife and minor children of such indigent or deceased veterans. There must be at least one day of service during the following periods of war to qualify for this benefit:

  • WWII - December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
  • Korea - June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam  - February 26, 1961 to May 7, 1975
  • Persian Gulf  - August 2, 1990 to present


  • “Veteran” means a person, who served in the active military forces, during a period of war or who received the Armed Forces Expeditionary or other campaign service medal during an emergency condition and who was discharged or released therefrom under honorable conditions. “Veteran” also means a person who died in active military forces.
  • Emergent Need: A situation arising unexpectedly causing a lack of something required.
    • Examples of emergent need are such items as food, shelter, clothing…
    • Examples of situations arising unexpectedly are sudden loss of employment, loss of work due to illness or hospitalization. Regular lack of finances to meet monthly obligations does not constitute an unexpected situation.