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If you are working in MI, under MI law, there is no separate FMLA. The only benefit for leave in MI is he federal FMLA. Even if there were a separate FMLA in MI and it gave more than 12 weeks, the way that would work is you would get only the higher number of weeks of protection. For example, one state has a state FMLA that gives 13 weeks, which means the employees get 13 weeks of protection, not 13 weeks of state protection and then 12 more weeks of FMLA.
Also, unlike many states, MI has no mandatory short term disability insurance benefits. Unless the VA provides you a short term disability insurance policy, I am afraid you cannot claim those benefits either unless you go through Social Security Disability for any long term disability you may have.
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