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Henry M. Guttormson, Post #40

103 Elmwood, PO Box 285
Lanesboro, MN  55949
(507) 467-3440

 

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FILLMORE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE
 
Proudly Serving our Minnesota Veterans

Jason Marquardt - Veterans Service Officer

902 Houston St. NW, Suite #4

Preston, MN  55965

Office Phone:  507-765-4937

Office Fax: 507-765-4405

 

vso@co.fillmore.mn.us

jmarquardt@co.fillmore.mn.us

http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/veteransdefault.htm

Providing support to veterans, widows of veterans, children of a deceased or

disabled veteran, and parents who lost a son or daughter in military service.

 

 

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 special projects.

  • 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 Veterans Advocate.

 

VA After Hours Symptom Based Nurse Line

Answered Monday-Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 am, holidays and weekends

866-687-7382 or toll free number 1-866-414-5058 ext 1100.

 

 

 

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 www.va.gov

 

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 standards.

  • If not enrolled in VA health care, apply at any time.

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.

 

SOME AVAILABLE BENEFITS TO VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS

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Call the Fillmore County Veterans Service Office 507-765-4937 for details and assistance regarding benefits

In most cases you will need your 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 http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

 

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 plastic surgery.

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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.

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or send a text message to 838255 or chat online http://www.veteranscrisisline.net

 

OBTAINING RECORDS

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 http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

 

 

DENTAL INSURANCE PROGRAM

  • A three-year pilot plan designed for Veterans with no dental coverage, or those eligible for VA dental care who would like to purchase additional coverage.

  • Participation 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.

  • No eligibility limitations based on service-connected disability rating or enrollment priority assignment.

  • Spouses and 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 condition.

  • People interested in participating may complete an application online through either Delta Dental, www.deltadentalvadip.org, or MetLife, www.metlife.com/vadip

  • Dental services under the program vary by plan and include diagnostic, preventive, surgical, emergency and endodontic/restorative treatment.

  • 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.

  • For more information on VADIP, visit www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vadip or contact Delta Dental at 1-855-370-3303 or Metlife at 1-888-310-1681.

  • 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

* When interacting with any website, we encourage you to read the posted privacy statement as you will be subject to the their privacy policies.  While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion Post 40 cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties.*Only blue items have details available at this time

 

Fillmore County Veterans Services Office  http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/veteransdefault.htm

Fillmore County Veteran Services FAQ  http://www.co.fillmore.mn.us/community-services/veterans/93-veterans-faqs

Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs  http://mn.gov/mdva/

US Department of Veteran Affairs  http://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/

Obtaining DD-214 (Discharge Papers) and other military records  http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

 

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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 507-765-4937

Updated 04/27/17

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HAVING A PARTY OR MEETING?  HAVE IT AT THE LEGION!

Upstairs facilities available to anyone for meetings and/or parties.

  *You do not have to be a member to rent the facilities.

Meetings / Kitchen / Dining Hall only, no Bar - everything you need except the food and cooks $30

Entire upstairs with Bar and Bartender $50

Call 507-467-3440 during business hours for bookings.

 

American Legion Post #40

Henry M. Guttormson

103 Elmwood, PO Box 285
Lanesboro, MN  55949
(507) 467-3440

 

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