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Dental Assistance

Benefits Provided

Dental BenefitsDental benefits are provided to Veterans and their dependents for routine dental, extraction and denture procedures. This benefit is income- and asset-based, and upon MDVA approval of eligibility, you and your dependents may receive up to $1,500 for annual routine dental care paid to your choice of providers.

If your dental provider determines that dentures are necessary, MDVA will issue an additional denture authorization for up to $4,000 of once-per-lifetime benefits, and if needed, an additional once-per-lifetime extraction authorization for up to $2,500 specifically for tooth extractions in preparation for the dentures.

Eligibility Period

Dental benefits are open year-round. A recipient is limited to one first-tier dental benefit every 12 months. A previous recipient is eligible for the first-tier dental benefit 12 months after the first date of service paid for by MDVA in the recipient’s previous benefit period in accordance with MN Administrative Rules 9055.0320 Subp. 12 (a)(b).

Eligible Applicant

To be eligible for this benefit, the applicant must be:

  1. A Veteran as defined by MN Statute 197.447, or the surviving spouse (who has not remarried) of a deceased Veteran, and
  2. A Minnesota Resident as defined by MN Statute 197.05, "resident" means a person living in Minnesota for at least 30 days with the intention of residing in the state and not for any temporary purpose.

Income and Asset Limits for Dental Program

Maximum monthly household income limits and maximum household asset limits for the dental program activities are provided in the schedule of maximum monthly allowances for the dental program activity.

Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Asset Limit $10,000 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000 $18,000
Income Limit $2,430 $3,287 $4,143 $5,000 $5,857 $6,713 $7,570 $8,427 $9,283 $10,140

An eligible applicant must apply for dental benefits through their County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO). You can find your CVSO here.

If your County Veterans Service Office is unable to assist you, please contact MDVA’s Field Operations Team, who can assist you with your application, by contacting FO.MDVA@state.mn.us.

If you qualify for this benefit, you may be eligible for other state Veterans benefits, to include optical, Veterans Relief Grant and disaster relief. Please contact your County Veteran Service Officer for assistance or more information on this and other benefits. Find your CVSO at macvso.org or by calling 1-888-LinkVet (546-5838), MDVA's one-stop customer service line for all Minnesota Veterans and their families.

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