RESOURCES for Veterans and their families. *This page is updated regularly.
Asbestos Exposure and Veterans
Veterans make up around 30% of mesothelioma diagnoses in the United States. This is primarily a result of asbestos exposure while veterans were in active duty in the military. Since mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10 – 50 years, many veterans are just now experiencing symptoms and facing a mesothelioma diagnosis, decades after serving.
Looking for employment that will use the skills you learned during your military service? Check out this site. Registration is easy and it’s free for military and law enforcement veterans.
In response to this unprecedented event, DAV has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide financial aid to service-connected disabled veterans who have lost employment or income due to COVID-19. The issued grants are meant to help veterans pay bills, obtain food and provide for their families during these difficult times.
The application for this relief can be found at here Veterans will need to fully complete the application and provide documentation verifying their status as a service-connected disabled veteran who has lost employment as a result of the pandemic. Disabled veterans who are small business owners or who work independently and have been negatively impacted financially as a result of the virus may also be eligible for this assistance.
Building Better Caregivers - VA Caregiver Support
Building Better Caregivers is an online program to help Caregivers of Veterans or Veterans who serve as Caregivers for someone with dementia, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, a serious brain injury, or any other serious injury or illness. Online workshop with 6 weekly self-paced lessons, facilitator guidance, group support and access to an alumni community for program graduates. For more information visit the Building Better Caregivers web site.
To locate Veteran Service Officers in other counties within the State of Minnesota click here.
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Below are a list of web site with information for Veterans and their families. This is not an exhaustive list but represents some common resources Veterans may be looking for.
*Problems with alcohol or drug
*Group therapy and peer support