FILLMORE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE
Serving our Minnesota Veterans
Providing support to veterans, widows of veterans, children of
a deceased or
disabled veteran, and parents who lost a son or daughter in
VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE MISSION
Promote the interests and welfare of veterans, their
dependents and survivors and to enhance their quality of lif
through counseling, claims assistance, education, advocacy and
Assists county residents, who have served under
honorable conditions in the Armed Forces of the United States, in
securing federal and state benefits which they are provided by law.
Further assist Veterans in accessing these benefits
through the Veterans Transport Van Program.
Assistance is also provided to all residents,
regardless of the character of their service, in securing mental
health counseling and treatment for alcohol and/or drug dependency.
The Veterans Services Office does NOT work
for the Veterans Administration or the State of Minnesota and have
no direct influence on the granting of benefits and are truly the
VA After Hours Symptom
Based Nurse Line
Answered Monday-Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 am, holidays and
866-687-7382 or toll free number 1-866-414-5058 ext 1100.
Click on the item below. Within each topic are
links to the subject information.
Call the Fillmore County Veterans Service Office
507-765-4937 for details and assistance.
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be
eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
This is a summary of some available benefits
effective January 1, 2013.
For additional information, visit
THE “AFFORDABLE CARE ACT” DOES NOT CHANGE VA
HEALTH BENEFITS OR VETERANS’ OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS
VA wants all Veterans to receive health care
that improves their health and well-being.
If enrolled in VA health care, no additional
steps are needed to meet the health care law coverage
If not enrolled in VA health care, apply at
Due to the number of benefits available to
Veterans and their dependents, we providing links to the
majority of the information. We recommend that you contact the Fillmore County Veterans Service Office
507-765-4937 for assistance and details.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY FOR
HEALTH CARE BENEFITS
A person who served in the active military,
naval, or air service and who was discharged or released
under conditions other than dishonorable may qualify for VA
health care benefits.
Reservists and National Guard members may
also qualify for VA health care benefits if they were called
to active duty (other than for training only) by a Federal
order and completed the full period for which they were
called or ordered to active duty.
MEDICAL BENEFITS PACKAGE
Comprehensive VA Health Benefits include
inpatient hospital care and outpatient
services to promote, preserve, or restore your health.
VA medical facilities provide a wide range of
services including surgery, critical care, mental health,
orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy.
In addition, most of VA
medical facilities offer additional medical and surgical
specialty services including audiology and speech pathology,
dermatology, dental, geriatrics, neurology, oncology,
podiatry, prosthetics, urology, and vision care.
Some medical centers also
offer advanced services such as organ transplants and
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VETERANS SUICIDE PREVENTION
Whether a veteran has just returned home, or served years ago, their
experiences remain with them. Their wounds might not be visible, but
they need our attention. Anyone
who knows a veteran can help.
A free, confidential resource that veterans, their families and friends
can access any day, any time by manned by trained professionals at the
Veterans Crisis Line
—many of them veterans themselves—who are ready to listen, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
In most cases you will need you DD-214 (Discharge Papers) and
other military records to apply for benefits.
Contact the Fillmore County Veterans Service Office for
assistance in obtaining the needed records or
pilot plan designed for Veterans with no dental
coverage, or those eligible for VA dental care
who would like to purchase additional coverage.
does not affect entitlement to VA dental
services and treatment. *Free dental services
for Veterans with dental problems connected to a
medical condition that's officially certified as
"service connected" will continue.
limitations based on service-connected
disability rating or enrollment priority
dependents who are reimbursed for most medical
expenses under VA's CHAMPVA program are also
eligible. *Generally CHAMPA participates are
spouses, survivors or dependent children of
Veterans officially rated as "permanently and
totally" disabled by a service-connected
in participating may complete an application
online through either Delta Dental,
www.deltadentalvadip.org, or MetLife,
under the program vary by plan and include
diagnostic, preventive, surgical, emergency and
Enrollment in the
VADIP is voluntary. Participants are
responsible for all premiums, which range from
$8.65 to $52.90 per month for individual plans.
Copayments and other charges may apply.
information on VADIP, visit
www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vadip or contact
Delta Dental at 1-855-370-3303 or Metlife at
Veterans who are
not enrolled in the VA health care system can
apply at anytime by visiting
www.va.gov/healthbenefits/enroll, or calling
1-877-222-VETS (8387) OR visiting their local
health care facility.
Please contact the Fillmore County Veterans Service Office
at 565-467-4937 for details and assistance
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HELPFUL VA LINKS
Ride the Fillmore County
VA Van to the Minneapolis VA Center
Need transportation to the Minneapolis VA?
No driving worries ... no hassle trying to find parking.
Ride is FREE, or if you receive mileage there may be a small fee.
Call the Preston Veteran Affairs Office for details