VETERAN BENEFITS & ASSISTANCE


Veteran Benefits & Assistance

Originally founded in 1899 as the American Veterans of Foreign Service, the Veterans of Foreign Wars continues to be a voice for returning and currently deployed service members and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to supporting those who sacrifice so much for this country, veterans, service members in the US Armed Forces, and their families.

Contact a VFW Representative for Help With VA Benefits & Claims at our post.
 
VFW Post 5903 Service Officer Jim Heimerl at 651-261-3111
VFW Post 5903 Chaplain Paul Mercer at 612-270-0190
 


 
 
BENEFITS & SERVICES
  Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents
    US Department of Veterans Affairs
     
   

    Burial Benefits
     
      Types of Headstones & Markers Available
   
  
 
 
  Community-Based VA Vet Centers
    Health Care Benefits
    Home Loans
      Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan
     
 
   
    Life Insurance Benefits
    OEF / OIF Service Members
    Survivor & Dependent Benefits
   
       
  Apply for VA Benefits Online
    eBenefits 
    VA Expands the Forms That Can be Submitted Online
       
  Military.com
  Benefits - Military.com
 
 
Benefits & Resources, MN Department of Veteran Affairs
  Education and Training
  Assistance and Families
       
  Health Care
    Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors (SSI)
    Grand Valley State University Wounded Warrior Traumatic Brain Injury Project
    Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
   
     
  Long-Term Care
    Aid & Attendance Benefit
    Armed Forces Retirement Home
    Family Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans


   
       
  Google Resources for Veterans & Families


  Prior Service Connected Medical Conditions
      Diseases Associated with Agent Orange Exposure
        Agent Orange Health Care Registry Exam for Veterans
        Agent Orange Herbicide Tests & Storage Outside of Vietnam
       
  
 

   
  
 
 
   
        Illnesses Related to Gulf War Service
        Gulf War Health Care Registry Exam for Veterans
       
  
 
 

 
 
  
  VA Board of Veterans' Appeals
       
  Minnesota Veteran Benefits
       
 
 
  VA OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) / OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
  VA Web Automated Reference Material System (WARMS)
       
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
Air Force Assistance Fund
American Red Cross
Armed Forces Relief Trust
  Army Emergency Relief
  Cell Phone, Government Supported
  Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
  Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
  DTE Senior Citizen Electric Service Rate
  Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund
  Financial Assistance for Veterans
  Friends of the Fisher House - Illinois
  Goodwill Industries
  Help for Homeless Veterans
  Homeless Vet 24 Hour Hotline (VA) 1-877-4AID VET
  Homeless Veterans, VA
  Legal Services ABA Pro Bono
  Legal Resources for Veterans
National Guard Online Community
  Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
  Salvation Army
  Service Members Civil Relief Act
  Shelters, Minnesota
  Social Security Administration online
 
 
  United Way, Worldwide
  Volunteers of America
  Warrior Care, DoD & VA Resources Site
  Wounded Warrior Project
       


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Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.

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OUR MISSION

That the purpose of this Organization shall be fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational: to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead; and to assist their widows and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its Constitution and laws; to foster true patriotism; to maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.