Benefits for veterans
The Carver County Veterans Service Office works to serve veterans residing in the County, and their dependents, in preparing claims for the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) and United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for benefits and services. These include service-connected disabilities, healthcare benefits, VA pensions/Special Monthly Pension, dependents indemnity compensation, survivors’ death pensions, MDVA State Soldiers Assistance Program (SSAP), and burial and memorial benefits – local, state, and federal.
In addition, the Veterans Service Office provides the Veterans Transportation Program which assists in transporting veterans to their VA medical appointments from their homes, to both the Minneapolis VA Medical Center (five days per week) and the Shakopee VA Community Based Outreach Center (currently offered on Tuesdays). This service is free of charge, and has the capability of transporting 15 veterans and their dependents, including veterans needing wheelchair accessibility.
To schedule a ride to either site, please contact the Veterans Service Office at (952) 442-2323 no later than 11:00AM on the business day prior to the appointment.
The Veterans Services staff are members of the Carver/Scott Housing Coalition and the Carver County Homeless Intervention Team, and they participate on the Carver County Veterans Court Team. The staff provides additional services to veterans including: maintaining veteran files; recording and providing certified copies of veteran discharges as deputy recorders; requesting documents from the National Personnel Records Center; providing information to the Carver County Veterans’ Council; working and collaborating with Carver County’s other departments/divisions on issues affecting veterans; and various outreach events in area communities.
Veterans Service Office Staff
Dan Tengwall, Veterans Service Officer
Contact Veterans ServicesCarver County Veterans Service 555 W. First Street Waconia, MN 55387 (952) 442-2323
This website is designed to introduce you to the wide range of benefits available to those who have served their country and to their dependents. Only the highlights of the various programs are covered by this site. The information is not all inclusive or regulatory and should not be interpreted as such. There are specific qualifying criteria for each benefit. We urge you to take full advantage of the benefits to which you are entitled. Please consult with your County Veteran Service Office for detailed information and assistance.