Veterans Services

Overview

Sherburne County Veteran Services provides responsive, accurate and compassionate assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors in applying for applicable federal, state, county and military benefits. Our purpose is to function as your advocate and provide all services free of charge to ensure Sherburne County Veterans, their dependents and survivors get the benefits they have rightfully earned. This includes ensuring that decisions for benefits by the government agencies are accurate.

Resourceful Agencies

As your advocate we work with the following agencies in applying for your benefits:

  • Department of Defense (Defense Finance (DFAS)
  • Local organizations / resources
  • Military retirees Board of Corrections
  • Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Nationally Chartered Veteran Service Organizations
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Department Services

Examples of services offered in this office:

  • Claims follow-up to ensure final decisions
  • Claims preparation and submission
  • Comprehensive benefits counseling
  • Networking and advocacy with federal, state and local agencies

County Veteran Service Officers (CVSOs)

Requirements

  • By state statute, Our County Veteran Service Officers (CVSOs) are required to be veterans themselves.
  • The CVSO are required to attend and maintain annual federal and State certifications, through continued education on benefits.
  • Our CVSOs will apply specialized knowledge in the best way suited to the needs of every individual veteran or other beneficiary who visit our office for assistance.

Non-Sherburne County Residents

Due to the high volume of veterans, new applicants must reside within Sherburne County to be served by our office. To obtain assistance in the county you reside in, please contact the Veteran Service Office in your county - find your county's Veterans Services Office.

Sherburne County Documents