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Your discharge (DD214 or equivalent) is a very important document, because your eligibility for all VA benefits is determined by it. There are several sources from which you may be able to get certified copies or photo-copies of your discharge papers.
Call 320-632-0290 for assistance.
You may submit electronic requests for discharge papers from the National Archives.
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We will assist you in completing VA Form 10-10EZ to the VA Medical Center Eligibility Office. They will determine your eligibility, priority group, and co-pays (if applicable).
Call 320-632-0290 to make an appointment. You will need your DD 214 and copies of any other medical insurance cards that you may have.
You must be enrolled in the VA healthcare system and be followed by a VA healthcare provider who prescribes your medication. Non-VA providers can send prescriptions to be approved by the VA provider as well.
Then medications may be obtained from a VA pharmacy. Co-pays may apply.
For on Line requests go to https://www.va.gov/health-care/get-reimbursed-for-travel-pay/
You can also request a VA Form 20-0968 when you see your medical provider and mail it to VA Travel.
VA Health Care System Travel Pay
4801 North 8th Street
St Cloud, MN 56303
VA compensation benefits may be paid to an eligible Veteran who has a disabling physical or mental condition which was incurred or aggravated during military service. You will need your DD 214, current medical diagnosis, and proof of in service causation.
Call 320-632-0290 to make an appointment.
Burial benefits provide for an allowance that may be authorized for the reimbursement of the funeral and burial expenses of an eligible Veteran.
There are multiple sub-categories that fall under the umbrella of death benefits. We will need the Veterans DD214, copy of the Death Certificate and Marriage Certificate to apply if eligible
Since the time of the Civil War, veterans of the Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in the appointments to Federal Jobs. Five preference points can be added to the passing examination score of a veteran who has served on active duty for at least 180 days and have an honorable discharge. A 10-point preference can be added to the passing score of a veteran who has a service connected disability rated by the VA and is in receipt of compensation for the disability.
There are additional provisions for unmarried spouses or mothers of deceased veterans or veterans that are totally and permanently disabled.
Read about the Minnesota Veteran Preference Act. A Veterans preference letter can be printed from your e-benefits account.
There are multiple higher education programs that are in effect for:
Some are programs were contributory in nature, which means that you paid into a fund. Each program has specific active duty dates, enrollment periods, entitlement dates and expiration dates.
For more detailed information refer to the GI Bill website and the Minnesota State Education Benefits website.
If Emergency Care is needed, Veterans Medical Providers, or Family members need to notify the VA within 72 hours of Emergency Care. Notify the VA by calling (844-724-7842)