Veterans Services

Veteran Services Suspends In-Person Meetings

Effective, March 17, to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, 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 our transportation program until further notice. 

To Contact our Sherburne County Office, please call 763-765-3100 or email us at veterans@co.sherburne.mn.us Please include your name, phone number, and a brief message so our staff can contact you.

On March 26, 2020, the Minnesota State Legislature voted to fund a special appropriation to assist Veterans who may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Specific Programs have been activated specifically in response to mitigate the economic effects COVID-19 is having on our Veterans and their families. These programs can close at any time without notice due to the exhaustion of approved funding. Status updates will be posted here regarding the status of these programs. All of the grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and the amount of grants awarded is limited to the length of existing funding.

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For More Information Click here: https://mn.gov/mdva/resources/familyassistance/specialneedsgrant.jsp

Overview

Sherburne County Veterans 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 visits 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