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About MDVA

About Us

Landing at NormandyThe Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a cabinet-level state agency dedicated to serving Veterans and their families by assisting them in securing state and federal benefits, and by providing programs and services relating to higher education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and Veterans preference.

MDVA operates eight Veterans Homes throughout the state, providing a continuum of long-term care for its Residents, with a strong emphasis on remembering and recognizing the service and sacrifices of all Veterans. MDVA also includes four State Veterans Cemeteries that provide a dignified final resting place for those who have served and eligible spouses or dependents.

Key partnerships for the Department include Veterans organizations, County Veterans Service Offices and a number of public and private service providers.

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What We Do

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs runs Minnesota’s five state Veterans Homes and assists Minnesota’s 308,000 Veterans and their dependents to obtain the benefits and services...

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More than 294,000 Veterans call Minnesota home. MDVA’s Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners are committed to serving Veterans and their families through programs, services, and care at our Veterans Homes...

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Work for MDVA

When you join the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, you are joining a team that is committed to helping serve Minnesota Veterans and their families. Whether you are a...

Reports and Statistics

Reports and Statistics

Legislative reports, annual reports, and white papers. Check out the information we produce as a service to the Veterans community, families and state leaders…



Emphasis on quality is essential to helping MDVA achieve its mission of serving Minnesota Veterans and their families. Among other areas, we are focused on leadership, training, best practices and tested processes...

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Contact MDVA

Technical question with the website? Interested in filing a claim? Media trying to connect with our newsroom? MDVA wants to answer all your questions, contact us today...

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