Minnesota National Guard
Minnesota Benefits
Employment Preference

The Minnesota Veterans Preference Act (VPA) grants most veterans a limited preference over non-veterans in hiring and promotion for most Minnesota public employment positions. For more information you may contact MDVA's Veterans Preference Representative at: 651-284-3408.

License Plates

Minnesota veterans and members of the military with Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals, and recipients of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary or Service medals may now purchase a special license plate to show pride in their service to our country. To be eligible to purchase the plates, one must provide a special plate application and a copy of their DD-214 or orders showing they have been awarded the appropriate medal.
Get more information. Support Our Troops license plates may be displayed on passenger vehicles, one-ton pickups and recreational vehicles and motorcycles.
Get more information.
Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF)

Minnesota military personnel who have been deployed to a combat zone since September 11, 2001 are eligible to apply for financial grants from MMAF. The grants represent the state’s appreciation for their service and are not based solely upon need. The grant amount will vary, however, according to the level of hardship endured as a result of combat zone deployment.
Hunting and Fishing

Active duty military and recent veterans may be eligible for free hunting license or lottery preference in drawings.
For More Information

Contact the County Veterans Service Officer nearest you.
CVSO Directory

You may also contact:

Allan Jorgensen
Joint Forces Headquarters
State Benefits Advisor
Veterans Services Building
20 W. 12th Street
St Paul, MN 55155
(651) 282-4667 (office)

(612) 308-6242 (cell)