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The Higher Education Veterans Program

Posted on September 28, 2015 at 8:48 AM
Tags: Benefits, Higher Education, Programs

The Higher Education Veterans Program (HEVP) coordinators had a busy summer preparing for the new school year.  Prospective and returning students were greeted by MDVA staff at campus registration sessions, career fairs, reintegration events, and the Minnesota State Fair. We used these events to connect Veterans, current military and family members with higher education and their benefits.  As the semester started, staff have attended orientation meetings, move-in/family day and campus open house events.  Coordinators are busy planning and executing Welcome Back and Veterans’ Day events in their respective campus Veterans Centers.  We continue to assist campus Veterans Clubs with event planning.

An Inside Look at the MDVA Women Veterans and Gold Star Families Programs

Posted on May 04, 2015 at 10:29 AM
Author: Annie McCahery - MDVA Tags: Families, Women Veterans, Programs, Benefits, Events

Minnesota National Guard Veteran, Ashley Laganiere, recently became the Gold Star Family and Women Veterans Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.

The mission of the Minnesota Women Veterans Program is to ensure women Veterans have equal access to federal and state benefits and services. The program responds to gender specific needs of women Veterans and ensures that women Veterans are treated with dignity and respect. It is also geared towards offering the appropriate benefits and services needed for women, primarily in healthcare.

State Benefits Division Dedicated to Serving Veterans

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM
Tags: Benefits, Programs

The State Benefits Division within the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is most known for its administration of the State Soldiers Assistance Program.  This program administers eight program activities that deliver much needed benefits and services to Minnesota Veterans and their families in times when they need it most. Our team works tirelessly to provide Veterans and their families with benefits and services ranging from routine dental care; grants for housing to include, stabilization, attainment, and repairs; and tuition waivers to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Groundbreaking for Homeless Veteran Housing

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Tags: Benefits, Outreach, Families, Events

Homeless Veteran Housing CeremonyCommonBond Communities, the Midwest’s largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing, recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking event for new Fort Snelling development project. On May 29 the organization invited distinguished guests to celebrate the restoration and construction of a new affordable housing community for Veterans and their families experiencing homelessness. The development project will transform five historic structures into 58 new apartments on the Fort Snelling Upper Post.

Free Transportation Services for Disabled Veterans

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM
Tags: Benefits, Programs, Health Care, Disability

Since mid-2009, Disabled Veterans have been able to ride the transit systems throughout the state for free; some Veterans are still unaware of this benefit. It is one more way the State of Minnesota has chosen to honor Veterans. And with each adult Transit ticket costing between $2.25 and $3.00, this benefit helps Veterans keep a couple extra dollars in their pockets, and helps tremendously for Veterans needing special disability vehicles to travel.

Minnesota County Veterans Service Officers

Posted on June 05, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Tags: Programs, General, Claims, Benefits

Have you tapped into your personal cornucopia of Veteran federal benefits? These are benefits that you’ve earned for your military service.

Your Minnesota County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) is the first person you should contact to find out if you or your family is qualified for local, state and federal Veterans' benefits. CVSOs work with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Service Organizations to make sure you get all the Veteran benefits you are eligible for.


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