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Posted on: August 10, 2022

More Info Regarding the PACT Act

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

The PACT Act and Your VA Benefits

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

A New, Easier to Remember Veterans Crisis Line Number

If you’re a Veteran having thoughts of suicide or concerned about one, reach 24/7 crisis support through the new Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) number: Dial 988, then Press 1.

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Post 9/11 Veteran Service Bonus Announcement

Minnesota recently passed a Veterans Omnibus Bill, including funding for a bonus payable to eligible Veterans who served from 9/11/01 to 8/30/21. MDVA is honored to facilitate this program for eligible Veterans, current service members, or beneficiaries.

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Future MN Veterans Homes

The MN Dept of Veterans Affairs is building three new State Veterans Homes in Preston, Bemidji, and Montevideo. Applications for residency in these homes are expected to open this September.

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Mental Health Awareness - Working Together

Veterans are taught teamwork from the moment they take their oath of enlistment or commissioning. The linked articles offer insight on how Veterans can use those teamwork skills to improve their own mental health and that of their fellow Veterans.

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Disabled American Veterans - Veterans' Legislative Action Request

The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) of Minnesota and the Minnesota Commanders' Task Force are encouraging Minnesotans to contact their elected leadership regarding their proposed Veterans Omnibus Bill. This bill is designed to bring attention an...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

New VA Proposal

VA announced its intention of adding 9 respiratory cancers to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities related to exposure to toxic chemicals in the air, water, or soil for Veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations.

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Best of 2021: Top Veteran Resources of the Year

Who doesn't love an end-of-the-year Top 10 list? In the attached link, the VA lists ten of their favorite resources for Vets.

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

VA statement on GPO printing and mailing delay

In response to the mailing delays and to protect the best interest of claimants, the Veterans Benefits Administration is extending their response period by 90-calendar days for claimants with letters dated between July 13, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021.

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Flu Shots for Veterans

Flu shots area available for Veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system. They're available at VA clinics as well as a wide array of community partners. Check the article for more information or call the Winona County VSO at 507-457-6455.

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

VA extends presumptive period for Persian Gulf War Veterans

The VA has extended the presumptive period for illnesses connected to service in Persian Gulf conflicts until Dec 31, 2026.

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Operation Gratitude 9/11

Have you ever wanted to express your gratitude for the service of our first responders, military servicemembers, and veterans? With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 fast approaching, now is an excellent time to do just that. If you have five minutes to spare,...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

VA Secretary statement on Afghanistan to Veterans

In the wake of the news coming out of Afghanistan, a lot of Veterans and their loved ones are feeling a lot of things. It's important to remember that none of us are in this alone. If you need anything, reach out. Together, we will get through this.

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Afghanistan: How Veterans can learn from Vietnam Veterans

How veterans from different generations can learn from one another.

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

VA and NARA to digitize federal records for Veterans

The VA and National Archives and Records Administration is working to digitize Veterans' records to help process claims in a timely manner

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