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Benefits and Resources

Local, State & Federal Resources

MDVA works with many organizations in order to best serve you, this state's Veterans. Through collaboration our goal is to offer the most complete support, care and advocacy network as possible. Additional resources, such as County Veterans Service Officers, Tribal Veteran Service Officers and the Minnesota Veterans Service portal can be found on the Veteran contacts page.

Federal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

MDVA has a strong relationship with the federal U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA or VA) that encompasses many departments and services. A few of these services include but are not limited to; claims, benefits, medical center and construction grant services. Visit the VA's website.

  • Federal GI Bill
  • State Approving Agency

Minnesota Commanders' Task Force

The Minnesota Commanders' Task Force (CTF) is comprised of nine Congressionally Chartered Veterans Organizations that include the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans of America, Jewish War Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Marine Corps League and the American Veterans. As the elected leaders of their respective organizations, the CTF meets regularly to discuss the many issues affecting Minnesota's Veterans and their families. The CTF serves as a non-partisan advisory group to the MDVA Commissioner, the Governor and Legislators on Veterans issues in the state.

United Veterans Legislative Council

The United Veterans Legislative Council (UVLC) is a venue for Veterans Service Organizations and Veterans to become familiar with and receive updated information concerning national and local Veteran related news and legislation.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V) provides assistance throughout Minnesota to positively motivated Veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing other life crises. MAC-V accomplishes its mission by providing services directly or in collaboration with other service agencies.

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory is a collection of more than 14,500 resources at the national, state and local levels for service members, Veterans, their families, caregivers and the organizations themselves. The NRD is a Federal tri-departmental effort between Department of Defense, the Federal VA and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Support Our Troops License Plates

Drive home your support for Minnesota Military members, Veterans and their families by purchasing a Support our Troops (SOT) license plate for your car or motorcycle. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, together with the Minnesota Department of Military Affairs, will use your annual minimum contribution of $30 for the betterment of military families and homeless and underserved Veterans around the state.

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