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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


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

Stand Down at Brainard, MN

Wedensday April 8th from 8:00am until 2:00pm at the National Armory, 1115 Wright St, Brainerd Mn.

Contact Macv at (218) 722-8763 for more information. Detail Document 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 Mar/Apr 2015

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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