Veterans Benefits A thru Z
Annual & One Time Benefits
Benefit Expiration Dates
Did you know that many of your VA benefits have an expiration date? If not you are not alone, most veterans aren't aware of their benefits, let alone that many of them can expire. Although these deadlines are generally set in stone, the VA has provisions to waive them if you have a legitimate reason for not applying before the given deadlines. These may include health and disability issues. However the VA will not waive a time limit for not knowing the deadline for your benefits. Veterans' Benefits Expiration Dates.
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Books & Newsletters
Burial & Memorial
Dependent & Survivor Education (Chapter 35)
Education (GI Bill) Phone: (888) 442-4551
Education Surviving Spouse /Dependent Education Benefit
Eligibility and Application for the Dependents and Survivors Educational Assistance Program (DEAP, Chapter 35)
Higher Education Veterans Programs Regional Coordinators
Minnesota Army National Guard Education Office Contact Information
Minnesota Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program
Minnesota DVA War Orphans Education Assistance
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Higher Education Programs
Minnesota Schools and Training Programs Approved for VA Education Benefits
MDVA Surviving Spouse/Dependent Education Benefit (MN)
Resources for Educators and Parents
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP, Chapter 32)
Health Care & Medical Benefits
Veterans Affairs Affordable Care Act
For information about VA health care and the Affordable Care Act, VA encourages Veterans and family members to visit the new website.
VA Health Benefits
Information about applying for VA benefits, cost of care, access health benefits, determine cost of care.
On June 15, 2009, VA amended its regulations to expand enrollment of certain Veterans with higher income. Under this new provision, VA is enrolling Priority Group 8 Veterans whose income does not exceed the new VA National Income Thresholds. This change does not open enrollment to all Priority 8 Veterans.
VA Medical Care (Inpatient & Outpatient)
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.3 million Veterans each year.
VA Public Health
Information about military exposures, diseases and conditions, health and wellness, studies and data, and patient treatment.
Medical and dental programs for active duty service members and retirees of the seven uniformed services, their family members, survivors and others who are registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
Health care benefits program for eligible spouses or widows.
Minnesota Veterans Homes
Oversees health care in five (5) facilities (throughout Minnesota), keeping in mind the special needs of veterans.
VA's new online gateway to veteran health benefits and services with access to trusted health information, links to Federal and VA benefits and resources, personal health journal and online VA prescription refills.
Chemical Dependency Treatment
Please contact the Veterans Service office.
Home Loan Guarantee
Minnesota food helpline, a statewide, toll-free number that provides information and resources to Minnesotans at risk of hunger and those that serve them. www.hungersolutions.org
Lawn & Landscape Services
For Veteran’s Plates
In order to prove eligibility, veteran applicants are required to present a copy of their separation papers (DD 214 or equivalent) at the time of application. State law requires that these discharges be certified (bearing a raised impression of a seal or a statement attesting to their authenticity). “Ex-POW” may have plates for one vehicle and must have certification from the commissioner of veterans’ affairs.
Missing in Action (MIA), Killed in Action (KIA), or Prisoner of War (POW)
Recreation Opportunities for Veterans
Service Records | National Archives
Request military service records, research using military records, replace lost medals & awards.
Veteran Service Organizations
Veteran's Health Concerns
World War II Veterans
Federal Veterans Benefits | United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Information about eligibility, health care, benefits, burial & memorials.
State Veterans Benefits | Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs helps to connect MN Veterans, their dependents and eligible survivors with important benefits and resources that they have earned through their military service. Eligibility guidelines vary by benefit. Applicants must apply through their County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) | Complete State Benefits & Programs Listing