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Optical Assistance

Glasses resting on an eye chartUpon application, optical benefits are provided on an annual basis to Veterans and their dependents. This benefit is income and asset-based, and upon approval of eligibility you and your dependents may receive up to $400 paid to your choice of providers for annual eye exams and prescription eyewear, to include contact lenses.

If you qualify for this benefit, you may be eligible for other state Veterans benefits, to include dental, special needs grants and disaster relief. Please contact your County Veteran Service Officer for assistance or more information on this or other benefits. Find your CVSO at 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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