Minnesota Veteran - February

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Desk of the Commissioner - February

larry herke

Over the last 46 days I have traveled many miles while visiting the facilities and staff that make the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) the successful organization that it is. I have met hundreds of our MDVA team members and stakeholders. I relay to you that I have been very pleased with the attitude and professionalism that I have witnessed at both the Veterans Homes and the Programs and Services staff. I continue to get unsolicited positive feedback in regards to the way our staff engages with Veterans throughout Minnesota and I am so proud of the work they do each and every day for our nation’s heroes.


MDVA Job Opportunity- Veterans Claim Representative/ SOAR Representative

Are you a self-starter and passionate about serving Minnesota Veterans? The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has openings for two full-time Veteran Claims Representative positions in the SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Program. As a Veterans Claim Representative you will have the opportunity to assist Veterans who are at-risk or are experiencing homelessness connect with life-changing Social Security Benefits.

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Legislative Updates

State and Federal Legislative updates are now available on MDVA’s Legislative Affairs webpage. On this page you can also see the status of this session's Veteran related legislation with our State Bill Tracker - updated throughout the week to provide you with the most up-to-date information. News updates and press releases from Minnesota Congressional Representatives are also available at our Congressional Corner. Sign up here to receive legislative updates via email.


Veterans Day on the Hill

This year's Veterans Day on the Hill rally will take place Wednesday, March 20. Veterans Day on the Hill is hosted by the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers, the Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force, and the United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota.

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2019 MDVA Women Veterans Conference

All ages, eras, transitioning military women are welcome to the 2019 MDVA Women Veterans Conference on March 23, from 9:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the YMCA Maplewood Community Center.

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2018 Annual Report Available

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is proud to share our 2018 Annual Report!

Hard Copies of MDVA's 2018 Annual Report are available at the reception area at the Veterans Services Building located at 20 West 12th Street, St. Paul, MN 55155 or by emailing mdva.communications@state.mn.us


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