Veteran Services

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We assist veterans and their families with understanding their benefits, rights, and services. We can assist with filing claims for service connected disability, burial benefits and other possible benefits provided by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs. If you are a veteran or a veteran's family member don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Veteran Services Suspends In-Person Meetings

Effective today, March 17, to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the we are suspending in-person meetings with clients until further notice. Our objective is to offer as many services as possible without face-to-face contact. We will do our best to schedule phone appointments as needed or to address needs through the mail. Please keep in mind that many of the stakeholders we are working with are also in the process of implementing similar policies. We are working together to find the best possible solutions that effectively comply with efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 while also minimizing the impact on our clients.

We are also suspending regular outreach activities until further notice:

Useful Information

VETERANS VAN

The DAV is looking for Volunteer Driver's. 

Interested in being a volunteer to help disabled Veteran's get to their VA appointments? 

Call Stephanie at 320-252-1670 ext. 6676 to get the details of how to become a Volunteer Driver.


The Blue Water Navy (BWN) Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (PL 116-23) extended the presumption of herbicide exposure, such as Agent Orange, to Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 

 If you are a Navy or Marine Veteran who served on a ship in the off-shore waters of Vietnam you may be eligible for benefits. If you filed a claim previously but were denied or never filed a claim but believe this might apply to you, please call our office so we can help you understand if this applies to you.

If you're a surviving spouse of a Navy or Marine Veteran that may be affected by this changed please contacts us because you might be eligible for benefits depending on the circumstances of your Veteran's service and his/her death.

To read more on the specific details please use the link to the VA's website below:

 https://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/blue-water-navy.asp

Staff

Greg Pickard - Director

Steve Svoboda - Assistant Veteran Service Officer

Debbie Ernst - Office Assistant

Colleen Majkrzak - Office Technician


Contact Information

Phone: (763) 682-7325

Email: vso@co.wright.mn.us


What to Expect at a St. Cloud VA Medical Center New Patient Appointment?


This is a 13 minute video, created by the St. Cloud VA Health System showing what veterans can expect when they go to their new patient appointment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFd0VQS7reQ