Minnesota National Guard
Veterans Benefits
Summary of Benefits

VA Benefits offered to Guard members includes home loans, burial benefits, healthcare, disability, education, training, vocational rehabilitation and employment, life insurance, and survivor’s benefits. Department of Veterans Affairs
MN Department of Veterans Affairs

The primary factor in determining basic eligibility to VA benefits is “veteran status”, which is established by active military, naval, or air service and a discharge or release from active service under conditions other than dishonorable.   Reservist who served on active duty establish veteran status and may therefore be eligible for VA benefits, depending on the length of active military service and the character of discharge or release.  In addition, reservists who are never called to active duty may qualify for some VA benefits. National Guard members can establish eligibility for VA benefits only if the President activated them for Federal Duty. To apply, please contact the nearest VA regional office or call VA’s toll-free number, 1-800-827-1000.
Iron Range Memorial - Chisholm, MN
Iron Range Memorial - Chisholm, MN

For More Information

Duane (Dewey) Kamp                         
OIF/OEF Coordinator
Veterans Service Center
1 Federal Drive, Room G-30
Saint Paul, MN 55111-4050

Allan Jorgensen
Minnesota National Guard
State Benefits Advisor
Veterans Service Building
20 W 12th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155