Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)
Veteran Benefits Assistance
20 W 12th St, Ste 206, St. Paul, MN, 55155-2079
Distance: 1033 Miles
Program that helps veterans understand and obtain benefits they are entitled to by law.
Help can cover topics such as:
* Eligibility requirements
* Payment processes
* Beneficiary rights
* Certificate/forms assistance
* Consultation and advice
* Advocacy and legal assistance to make sure benefits are obtained
Get information and application assistance for:
* Family assistance
* Health and disability
* Homelessness prevention
* Veterans Homes
Contact your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) for application assistance. Find your CVSO at the website for the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers or by calling the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs LinkVet at (888) 546-5838.
7:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Friday
9:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday
11:00am - 4:30pm, Sunday
State of Minnesota
|Confidential Crisis Line||(800) 273-8255 Ext: 838255|
|Veterans Linkage Line 1-888-Link-Vet||(888) 546-5838|
- Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building 1 Federal Dr, Rm G220, Fort Snelling, MN, 55111-2211
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FT-1000.9000Veteran Benefits Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for veterans who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law based on service to their country. The programs may help veterans understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are Veteran Services Officers (VSOs) who are trained and accredited by the Veteran's Administration (VA) and can be found in offices specific to each state, the county courthouse, the local VA office and local veteran's rights organizations; as well as legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
HL-8000.1800-900Veteran Education Benefits Definition
Programs administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or other organizations that provide educational financial assistance for veterans and service personnel and their eligible dependents. Veterans and service personnel who served on active duty between January 31, 1955 and January 1, 1977 for specified periods of time are eligible for a variety of education benefits under the GI Bill including a stipend for tuition assistance at approved educational institutions. Veterans and service personnel who entered active duty after January 1, 1977 may participate in a voluntary contributory plan in which the individual's savings for a future education are administered and augmented by the government. Partial educational assistance is also available to the survivors of deceased or disabled veterans whose death or permanent and total disability was service-connected; and to the spouses and children of servicemen and women who have been listed for more than 90 days as missing in action, captured in the line of duty or forcibly detained by a foreign power.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.
YZ-8800Veteran/Military Personnel Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of veterans or military personnel and their interests.