Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers
County Veterans Service Office (CVSO)
Each county in Minnesota has a County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) to assist veterans and their families.
* Assist veterans to get state (dental, optical, subsistence programs, housing) and federal (compensation, pension, medical treatment) benefits
* Advise, counsel, educate and provide advocacy for veterans about benefits like medical, pay, housing and education
* Initiate benefit claims filing
* In some counties, transportation services are offered for rides to VA Medical Center appointments
Serves veterans and their dependents
To find a local CVSO, use the Office Location drop down to select the county of residence. Click on the staff profile for location details.
There is no fee for this service.
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
FT-1000.9000Veteran Benefits Assistance Definition
Programs that provide assistance for veterans who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law based on service to their country. The programs may help veterans understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are Veteran Services Officers (VSOs) who are trained and accredited by the Veteran's Administration (VA) and can be found in offices specific to each state, the county courthouse, the local VA office and local veteran's rights organizations; as well as legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
NS-8000.9000Veteran/Military Health Insurance Definition
Programs administered by the Department of Defense (DoD) Health Affairs Office or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provide health benefits coverage for eligible military personnel, eligible veterans and eligible dependents.
The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is a medical benefits program through which the VA helps pay for medical services and supplies obtained from civilian sources by eligible dependents and survivors of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability, who died as a result of a service-connected disability, who, at the time of death were totally disabled as a result of a service-connected disability, or who died while on active duty.
NS-8000.9000-850TRICARE Standard Definition
TRICARE Standard, formerly known as CHAMPUS, provides heath care benefits for active duty members of the uniformed services including the Coast Guard, NOAA and the Public Health Service; qualified family members; retirees and their family members; and the spouses and children of deceased active duty and retired personnel. The program is one of three TRICARE options and helps to pay the costs of inpatient, outpatient and emergency medical services obtained from civilian sources. Beneficiaries pay an annual deductible and a share of the costs and may select the authorized civilian health care provider of their choice. There is no enrollment required for families. TRICARE is a regional managed care program administered by the Department of Defense (DoD) Health Affairs Office in collaboration with civilian contractors.
NS-8200.9000Veteran Survivors Benefits Definition
A program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provides special payments for the eligible survivors of deceased veterans whose wartime or peacetime service meets specific criteria for service-connected death compensation or non-service-connected death pensions. Eligible survivors (dependent children, surviving spouses and parents) who are seriously disabled may also qualify for Aid and Attendance or Housebound benefits which are paid in addition to the basic benefit.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YJ-2050Families of Military Personnel/Veterans Definition
The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honorably discharged as veterans of military service. Included are families of deceased veterans.
Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.