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Annual & One Time Benefits
Benefit Expiration Dates
Did you know that many of your Veterans Association (VA) benefits have an expiration date? If not you are not alone, most veterans aren't aware of their benefits, let alone that many of them can expire. Although these deadlines are generally set in stone, the VA has provisions to waive them if you have a legitimate reason for not applying before the given deadlines. These may include health and disability issues.
However the VA will not waive a time limit for not knowing the deadline for your benefits. View Veterans' Benefits Expiration Dates (PDF).
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is united to bring Service members all the way home.
- Milblogging - Indexes a wide variety of military blogs including web blogs written by:
- Civilian Contractors
- Military Parents
- Military Personnel (Who Are in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard)
- Military Spouses
- Military Veterans
- Other Groups
- Deployment Health and Family Readiness Library
Federal Veterans Benefits
United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
View information about:
- Health Care
- Defense Finance and Accounting Service
- Financial Assistance - State Soldiers Association
- Life Insurance
- My Pay
Health Care and Medical Benefits
Dental insurance for veterans enrolled in Veterans Association (VA) Medical Center.
Veterans Affairs Affordable Care Act
For information about VA health care and the Affordable Care Act, VA encourages Veterans and family members to visit the new website.
VA Health Benefits
Information about applying for VA benefits, cost of care, access health benefits, determine cost of care.
On June 15, 2009, VA amended its regulations to expand enrollment of certain Veterans with higher income. Under this new provision, VA is enrolling Priority Group 8 Veterans whose income does not exceed the new VA National Income Thresholds. This change does not open enrollment to all Priority 8 Veterans.
VA Medical Care (Inpatient & Outpatient)
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care, serving 8.3 million Veterans each year.
VA Public Health
- Diseases and Conditions
- Health and Wellness
- Military Exposures
- Patient Treatment
- Studies and Data
Medical and dental programs for active duty service members and retirees of the seven uniformed services, their family members, survivors and others who are registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
Health care benefits program for eligible spouses or widows.
Minnesota Veterans Homes
Minnesota Veterans Homes oversees health care in five facilities (throughout Minnesota), keeping in mind the special needs of veterans.
VA's new online gateway to veteran health benefits and services with access to trusted health information, links to Federal and VA benefits and resources, personal health journal and online VA prescription refills.
Chemical Dependency Treatment
Minnesota food helpline, a statewide, toll-free number that provides information and resources to Minnesotans at risk of hunger and those that serve them.
- For Veteran’s Plates - In order to prove eligibility, veteran applicants are required to present a copy of their separation papers (DD 214 or equivalent) at the time of application (PDF). State law requires that these discharges be certified (bearing a raised impression of a seal or a statement attesting to their authenticity). “Ex-POW” may have plates for one vehicle and must have certification from the commissioner of veterans’ affairs.
- Support Our Troops License Plates
Missing in Action (MIA), Killed in Action (KIA), or Prisoner of War (POW)
- Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
- Library of Congress - Vietnam-Era POW/MIA Database
- Minnesota Won't Forget POW/MIA
- National League of Families
- P.O.W Network
- OEF / OIF / OND
- Recreation Opportunities for Veterans
- Service Records
- State Benefits
- Veteran Health Concerns
- World War II
- Wounded Warriors
Recreation Opportunities for Veterans
- National Archives - Request military service records, research using military records, replace lost medals and awards.
State Veterans Benefits
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA)
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs helps to connect MN Veterans, their dependents and eligible survivors with important benefits and resources that they have earned through their military service. Eligibility guidelines vary by benefit. Applicants must apply through their County Veterans Service Office (CVSO).