- Dental Assistance
- Disaster Relief
- Market Value Exclusion on Homestead Property Taxes
- Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)
- Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)
- Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Veterans Homes
- Optical Assistance
- Short-Term Financial Assistance (Subsistence)
- Special Needs Grant
- Surviving Spouse & Dependent Education Benefit
- Veteran Educational Assistance
Dental benefits are provided to Veterans and their dependents for routine dental, extraction, and denture procedures. This benefit is income and asset based, and you and your dependents may receive up to $1,000 for annual routine dental care. You may also be authorized for up to $3,000 of one-per-lifetime benefits, and if needed, an additional $2,000 for tooth extractions in preparation for the dentures.
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 or flooding, when declared a state of emergency by the Governor of Minnesota.
This program provides a market value exclusion for property tax purposes for the homestead property of an honorably discharged veteran who has a service-connected disability rating of 70 percent or higher, surviving spouses of qualifying veterans and service members, and primary family caregivers of qualifying veterans.
The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has been assisting Veterans for over 25 years. Their goal is to provide assistance throughout Minnesota to positively motivated Veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing other life crises.
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is dedicated to serving Veterans and their families by assisting them in securing benefits.
Their mission is to serve Minnesota Veterans and their families through quality health care in an environment and community of trust, dignity, and sharing. Minnesota's five state Veterans Homes are located in Fergus Falls, Hastings, Luverne, Minneapolis, and Silver Bay.
Optical benefits may be provided on an annual basis to Veterans and their dependents. This benefit is income and asset-based, and you and your dependents may receive up to $400 for annual eye exams and prescription eyewear, to include contact lenses.
The Subsistence program provides temporary assistance with shelter payments, utilities, and health insurance premiums to eligible Veterans and their dependents. This benefit is income and asset based and is designed to assist Veterans for up to six months for those who are unable to work due to a temporary disability, or who are permanently disabled and are waiting to receive a permanent disability benefit.
Special Needs assistance provides a once-per-lifetime financial grant to help Veterans and dependents stabilize their lives in a time of hardship. Requests are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and applicants must demonstrate future sustainability beyond the requested amount of assistance.
Surviving Spouse and Dependent Education Assistance is provided to spouses and dependents whose Veteran spouse and/or Veteran parent died while on active duty or as a result of a service-connected condition. Applicants must be Minnesota residents and the spouse cannot be remarried.
Veteran Educational Assistance is provided to Veterans in the form of a one-time $750 grant for tuition to Veterans who have exhausted, through use, all of their GI Bill benefits to assist with completing a bachelor's degree.