State Benefits

veterans for video.jpgMinnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is dedicated to serving Veterans and their families by assisting them in securing benefits.
Health & Disability related programs
Special Needs Grant 
Short Term Financial Assistance (Subsistence) 
Disaster Relief Assistance provides up to a $1,000 reimbursement to Veterans and dependents that live in an area affected by a natural disaster, such as tornado and flooding, when declared a state of emergency by the Governor of Minnesota. Veterans and dependents must provide receipts verifying proof of the pre-approved expenditures listed per type of disaster.

Veteran Educational Assistance 
Surviving Spouse & Dependent Education Benefit
Bronze Star Markers 

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Veterans Homes

Minnesota's five state Veterans Homes are located in Fergus Falls, Hastings, Luverne, Minneapolis and Silver Bay.

Minnesota Department of Economic Development 
Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota 
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) 
Minnesota Family Assistance Centers 

Veteran Linkage Line

support is available seven days a week for Minnesota Veterans and their families. LinkVet is staffed by a team of support specialists trained through the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA). Contact them at (1-888-LinkVet).

Senior LinkAge Line

can make your life easier by connecting you to services. Senior LinkAge Line is a free information and assistance service that makes it easy for seniors and their families to find community services. With just one call you can find services near you or get help reviewing your situation to determine what service might be helpful. Contact them at (1-800-333-2433).