Benefits Division Programs. State Soldiers Assistance Program Established in 1944 and provides assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors which includes: Subsistence (including Shelter & Utilities) Dental Optical Special Needs Education. Subsistence
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Provides cash assistance to veteran’s, their dependents and widows or widowers when the veteran is disabled.
In addition to personal needs grants the department may pay:
-Health insurance premiums
Limited to once per year
- Veterans and dependants who qualify may receive up to $400 for an eye exam and prescription eyewear. (includes contact lenses).
- Veterans and their dependents applying for optical assistance provide the name, address, and telephone number of the optical clinic where they are seeking the Optical Assistance.
There are three (3) stages of the Dental Assistance program:
2) Extractions in Preparation for Dentures -up to $2000 Lifetime limit.
3) Dentures- up to $3000 Lifetime limit.
Special Needs Grants are a once in a lifetime event and are granted on a case by case basis.
Examples of assistance provided are:
Veteran Education Program: A one time $750 grant is available for Minnesota veterans who have exhaustedtheir federal resources.
MDVA Surviving Spouse/Dependent Education Benefit: Is available to children & spouses of Minnesota residents who were killed in action or died of a service connected condition.
The Minnesota Veterans Preference Act grants veterans a limited preference over non-veterans in hiring and promotion, and also provides protection against unfair dismissals, demotions and layoffs.
MN SAA APPROVED PROGRAMS
The cemetery is located in Little Falls, MN and is operated by the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs.
Qualified veterans and their dependents are eligible for burial in the cemetery.