Help available for disabled veterans impacted by flood

 Service-connected disabled veterans who were impacted by last week’s flooding will have an opportunity to apply for up to $500 in disaster relief funds from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced yesterday. The DAV will accept disaster relief applications at the Pontiac office of the county’s Veterans’ Services Division today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We want to make sure we keep our promises to our heroes who were injured while serving their country,” Patterson said. “Thank you to the DAV for partnering with us.”

An applicant for the relief funds must:

• Be a service-connected disabled veteran, or his or her widow/widower or dependent.

• Show that the request for monetary assistance is substantiated by the need as compared to his or her resources.

• And show that his or her loss is not covered by insurance or compensated for by another relief agency.

The Pontiac office of the Oakland County Veterans’ Services Division is located at 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Building 26 East. For additional information on the Veterans’ Services Division, go to To learn more about the DAV, go to