Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal Includes Veterans Benefits

Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal Includes Veterans Benefits
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Governor Mark Dayton announced his Supplemental FY12-13   Budget Proposal yesterday which includes $915,000 for an expansion of the   Veterans GI Bill, $1.05 million in increased funding for County Veterans   Service Officers, and the Governor’s commitment for $100,000 in sustained   funding for honor guard services.
  Governor Dayton said, “My supplemental budget invests in more jobs for   Minnesotans, deserved support for our Police Officers and Veterans, and   correcting the most extreme cuts to essential health care made last year.   Those are my priorities: the people of Minnesota and good jobs for all of   them.”
  “I want to thank Governor Dayton for his continued support and commitment to   properly fund these initiatives, which will impact the lives of thousands of   Veterans and their families across the state of Minnesota. The timing of this   is critical, as our state prepares for the return of our newest generation of   Veterans,” said Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry   Shellito. 

About MDVA

The Minnesota Department of   Veterans Affairs is a cabinet level state agency dedicated to serving   Minnesota Veterans and their families. In addition to overseeing the five   State Veterans Homes, MDVA helps eligible Veterans and families secure state   and federal benefits and provides programs and services relating to higher   education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and Veterans employment.   Veterans and their families are encouraged to visit   or call 1-888-LinkVet for more information about benefits.



Faribault County Veterans Services
435 S. Grove St.
Ag Center Plaza, Suite 1A
Blue Earth, MN 56013

Phone: 507-526-6268
Fax:     507-526-4593

Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM