White Lake Township is accepting applications for firefighter and will have an open competitive examination for qualified applicants. Applications must be obtained from and returned to the White Lake Township Clerk's Office, located at 7525 Highland Rd., White Lake, MI 48383. 

Please click here for requirements and more information about filing an application before noon on June 19, 2020.

Applications are available online at www.whitelaketwp.com and the Clerk's Office can be reached by calling (248) 698-3300, Ext. 7 for more information.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) confirmed that funds from the $850 million in Byrne Justice Assistance Grants can be used for "hazard pay" as well as personal protective equipment (PPE), according to Jim Curran of Karoub Associates. The BJA also shared important information about disability and death benefits related to contracting COVID-19 for officers and their survivors.

Public Safety Officers who can prove they were exposed to COVID-19 while working and contracted the virus because of that exposure may be eligible for disability benefits, and if they die because of COVID-19, their survivors may be eligible for death benefits.

Under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act and its implementing regulations, conditions caused by infectious diseases, viruses, and bacteria may be found to be an injury sustained in the line of duty.

To establish eligibility for benefits for a public safety officer’s death or disability due to COVID-19, the PSOB Act and regulations require evidence that it is more likely than not the disease resulted from the officer’s exposure to the disease or the virus that causes the disease, SARS-CoV-2, while performing a line of duty activity or action.

For more details on qualifications, please click here to read the Bureau of Justice Assistance letter.

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS) developed a chart detailing what to do next based on possible COVID-19 exposure.

Please click here for MDHHS "I think I have been exposed to COVID-19, what should I do?" informational chart.

For more detailed information, please visit the Michigan.gov/coronavirus website.

The Veterans Benefits Administration issued this statement about office closures on March 18, 2020:

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices will be closed to the public starting March 19.

Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects our older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees.

Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website at www.va.gov. Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information via Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) or telephone at 1-800-827-1000.

VBA benefits and services provided to Veterans, families, and survivors will continue to be delivered throughout the duration of COVID-19 impacts.Please continue to check www.va.gov for updates. You also may follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you,
Veterans Benefits Administration

maff logo 2007Please take the time to recognize a fellow MAFF Fire Fighter who has gone above and beyond the call of duty by nominating them for the first annual MAFF Fire Fighter of the Year Award.

The Fire Fighter selected to receive this award will be recognized at the MAP Annual Holiday Open House in December 2020. Please download the nomination form for more information.