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Returning Citizen

A phone, mail and email are important so potential employers, your parole officer and others can contact you.
Managing your money well may improve your chances of getting a job, a car, a house and other things.
If you had a child and the child is in someone else’s care, you may be responsible to support the child financially.
VA can pay certain benefits to Veterans who are incarcerated or who have served time in a Federal, State, or local penal institution.
Formerly incarcerated people are allowed to vote in the State of Michigan even if they have a felony conviction, as long as they meet all other general eligibility requirements for voting
If you are blind, disabled or over the age of 65, financial assistance may be available to help with basic needs.
Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., aged 18 through 25 are required to register with Selective Service to help the Military in times of war or other national crisis.
Even with conviction, if you are a veteran you may be eligible for a variety of services from the VA (Department of Veterans Affairs).
You will need proof of identify when you are released to find get housing, find a job and for many other activities.
Getting your high school diploma and improving your math and reading skills can increase your chances of finding a job.

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