Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a cabinet level state agency dedicated to serving Veterans and their families by assisting them in securing state and federal benefits, and by providing programs and services relating to higher education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and Veterans preference. MDVA also operates five Veterans Homes throughout the state, providing a continuum of long-term care for its Residents, with a strong emphasis on remembering and recognizing the service and sacrifices of all Veterans.

Key partnerships for the Department include Veterans organizations, County Veterans Service Offices and a number of public and private service providers.

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs runs Minnesota’s five state Veterans Homes and assists Minnesota’s 370,000 Veterans and their dependents to obtain the benefits and services provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

The primary source of contact for all county benefits and services are County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO). CVSO’s are located in each of Minnesota’s counties and can be contacted through www.macvso.org or by calling 1-888-LinkVet (546-5838).

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office is located in the Veterans Service Building in St. Paul, Minn.

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