Veteran Services

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The Carver County Board of Commissioners has suspended all public facing services through May 18 , 2020 as a response to the recent novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic.  The decision is made to protect our clients, especially the large group of veterans we interact with who are elderly and have pre-existing conditions which make them more vulnerable.
What This Means
Transportation Requests for VAMC Appointments
Moving Forward

The State of MN is offering COVID-19 Relief Grants for Veterans and Surviving Spouses

  • Recently, Gov Walz signed an economic relief package into law which includes $6.2M for Veterans and surviving spouses with two main focus areas:
    1) $1,000 grant paid directly to Veterans or surviving spouses
    2) $3,000 paid to vendors for house payments/repairs, rent, property taxes, utility bills, medical bills, auto payment/repairs/insurance (this application must apply through our office)
  • Applicants must be a veteran (per state statute) or surviving spouse AND demonstrate a “financial loss,” (i.e. reduction or severance of a household’s earned/unearned income)

Carver County Veteran Services

Empowering, Educating, and Advocating for Carver County Veterans & their Families!

The County Veteran Service Officers of Minnesota are here to ensure that all Veterans, their families and survivors receive all of the benefits and services they so well deserve for the hardships they have endured.

Veteran Services Office Staff

Dan Tengwall, Veteran Services Officer
Brett Lyons, Assistant Veteran Services Officer
Charles Maxfield, Assistant Veteran Services Officer
Dean Christiansen, Veteran Services Representative
Doug Krohn, Veteran Services Transportation Driver
Glen Smith, Veteran Services Transportation Driver

Contact Veteran Services

Carver County Veteran Services Office                                                                                                                                    Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
600 E. 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 442-2323

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This website is designed to introduce you to the wide range of benefits available to those who have served their country and to their dependents. Only the highlights of the various programs are covered by this site. The information is not all inclusive or regulatory and should not be interpreted as such. There are specific qualifying criteria for each benefit. We urge you to take full advantage of the benefits to which you are entitled. Please consult with your County Veteran Service Office for detailed information and assistance.