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George L. Fiedler

Veterans Service Officer

Office Hours: M-Th, 7:00am - 3:30pm

531 Dewey Street, P.O. Box 129, Foley, MN 56329
Phone: (320) 968-5044 :: Fax: (320) 968-5329

Veterans Services

The Benton County Veterans Service Office provides assistance and guidance to veterans, their survivors, and dependents for benefits provided by the state of Minnesota and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

VA, The Affordable Care Act and You

Mission Statement

Advise, counsel, assist, and support veterans and their families in obtaining veteran benefits through the state and federal programs and to act as an advocate on their behalf or direct and refer them to other authorized agencies or providers as needed.

Benefits for Veterans

Contact the Benton County Veteran Service Officer to learn more about these benefits: 

  • Obtaining DD-214  (Discharge Papers) 
  • Health Care Enrollment 
  • Home Loan Guarantees 
  • Disability Compensation 
  • Non-Service Connected Pension 
  • Educational Benefits 
  • State Subsistence / Dental / Optical / Special Needs
  • State Veterans Homes
  • State Veterans Cemetery 
  • Burial Benefits 
  • Widows Pension / Dependency Indemnity Compensation


Turkey Hunt! April and May 2016
Click here for details (PDF)


Choice First Program Update
06/29/2015 12:23 PM EDT

This Choice First Program update explains what responsibilities Veterans have if they choose to use the Choice First Program. It explains service connected status, insurance information, and appointment information. Read the full story


The 3rd Annual St. Cloud  VA Health Care System Veteran Rendezvous will be, Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:30pm.  It will be located at St. Cloud VA, 4801 Veterans Drive, St. Cloud, MN near the walking path and Building 96. 

Veteran Choice Act

The Choice Program is a new, temporary benefit allowing some veterans to receive health care in their communities rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility. For more details go to: Veteran Choice Act Underway

VA Expands Choice Program Eligibility, Effective Immediately for details, click here.

Veterans: Be Aware of Pension Poaching Scams

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants veterans to be aware of pension poaching scams. Follow this link for more information. Or Contact the Benton County Veterans Service Office at 320-968-5044 for assistance with your claim.

VA Health Care System Update

Veterans Health Administration Update
VISN 23 - Update January/February 2016

VA to offer dental coverage starting November 2013. For more details go to:

Minnesota Veteran Newsletter: Minnesota Veteran is a monthly newsletter put out by the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Follow this link to view their May 2014 issue.

Veteran's Law Clinic

Minnesota Combat Veterans Tax Credit

Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012


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