Veterans Service Office to hold open housesIn an effort to reach out to more of St. Louis County’s 16,000 veterans and their families, the county’s Veterans Service Office will hold town-hall meetings next month in Hibbing and Duluth.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
In an effort to reach out to more of St. Louis County’s 16,000 veterans and their families, the county’s Veterans Service Office will hold town-hall meetings next month in Hibbing and Duluth.
The forums will also include representatives from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, Vet Center, Twin Ports Clinic, Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans and U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s office, plus higher-education programs and employment services for veterans.
It’s free, including lunch. Meeting times and locations are:
A wide range of assistance is available to vets, including compensation for service-connected disabilities, nonservice pensions for veterans who served during wartime, education benefits, eligibility certificates for home-loan guarantee, aid and attendance benefits for veterans and widows in nursing homes, medical treatment through VA clinics and benefits for widows.
The county’s Veterans Service Office was established in 1946 to assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining benefits and services accrued through military service. St. Louis County also has Veterans Service Offices in Virginia and Ely. For more information about the town-hall meetings, services for veterans or to schedule an appointment with a Veterans Service officer, call (218) 725-5285 or visit www.stlouiscountymn.gov/veterans.